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No. 20 Irish Dismiss The Harvard Crimson, 66-59
Notre Dame guard Chris Quinn (2) attempts to drive the lane against Harvard guard Kevin Rogus (13) during first half action Friday Nov. 19, 2004 in South Bend, Ind.
 
Notre Dame guard Chris Quinn (2) attempts to drive the lane against Harvard guard Kevin Rogus (13) during first half action Friday Nov. 19, 2004 in South Bend, Ind.

Nov. 19, 2004

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By TOM COYNE
AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Chris Quinn scored 20 points and Chris Thomas added 17 as No. 20 Notre Dame beat Harvard 66-59 on Friday night despite blowing an 18-point lead.

The Crimson, who won just four games last year, went ahead 59-57 when Kevin Rogus hit a 3-pointer with 6:06 left. But Harvard didn't score again.

The Fighting Irish (1-0) made just one more shot from the field, a 15-foot jumper by Thomas with 2:13 left, but went 7-for-10 from the free-throw line, including Quinn going 4-for-4.

Brian Cusworth led Harvard with 15 points and 13 rebounds; Matt Stehle had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Rogus added 10 points.

Notre Dame appeared on the verge of a blowout when Torin Francis scored 18 seconds into the second half to put the Irish up 45-27. But Stehle scored six points to spark a 12-0 and the Crimson pulled within six points.

The Irish went up by nine, but several minutes later Cusworth had a three-point play and David Giovacchini drove inside for a basket to cut the lead to 55-52. Rogus then made a 15-foot jumper to cut the lead to 55-54. After Jordan Cornette made a pair of free throws for the Irish, Rogus made his 3-pointer to give Harvard its only lead of the game.

The Irish shot 45 percent in the first half, but just 21 percent in the second. After outscoring Harvard 11-0 on fastbreak points in the first half, the Irish were outscored 6-0 in the second half.

Harvard shot 46 percent in the game despite five air balls, and outrebounded Notre Dame 41-35 - 25-16 in the second half.


 

 

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November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

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