Nov. 14, 1998
By JR ROSS
Associated Press Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Antoni Wyche hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left
and David Graves sank two free throws with 3.7 on the clock as Notre Dame beat
Yale 64-62 on Sunday.
The Irish (1-1), who led from 18:43 in the first half until Yale's Isaiah
Cavaco hit a 3-pointer with 2:24 left in the game, were down 59-55 in the final
Graves hit a driving layup and drew a foul as he converted a three-point
play to pull the Irish within one. He then forced a turnover with 44.6 seconds
left to give Notre Dame back the ball.
An errant Graves pass resulted in a jump ball, but Notre Dame retained
possession and Wyche hit the 3-pointer to retake the lead.
Brad Reusch put up an air ball on his ensuing 3-point attempt, Graves hauled
in the rebound and was fouled before he stepped to the line to seal the
victory. Onaje Woodbine hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left, but the Irish
inbounded the ball to Wyche and ran out the clock.
Graves and fellow freshman Troy Murphy finished with a game-high 16 points.
Wyche scored 12.
The Irish led by as many as 10 points in the first half before the Bulldogs
(0-2) closed to within one on Reusch's 3-pointer with 6:44 left in the period.
Martin Ingelsby's 3-pointer with 1:35 left sent the Irish into the lockerroom
with up 32-27.
Reusch finished with 15 to lead Yale, while David Tompkins scored 14 points
and grabbed 11 rebounds.