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Joe Raymond, Associated Press
Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton (24) drives the lane as Syracuse forward Kris Joseph pursues during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday Jan. 21, 2012, in South Bend, Ind.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jack Cooley scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night as Notre Dame upset No. 1 Syracuse 67-58 and handed the Orange their first loss after 20 straight victories.

Fans stormed the court after the Irish's rousing victory. It was the eighth time Notre Dame has beaten a No. 1 team — that ties for fourth-most all-time, with North Carolina having the most with 12.

The Orange (20-1, 7-1) played without starting center Fab Melo, who did not make the trip and will not play Monday against Cincinnati.

Without Melo in the middle, the 6-foot-9, 248-pound Cooley was a major force for Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) and the Irish won the rebound battle 38-25.