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Irish Fall in Heartbreaker To Georgia Tech 70-69 In Final Game Of Paradise Jam
Luke Harangody led all scorers with 22 points as Notre Dame fell to Georgia Tech in the third-place game.
 
Luke Harangody led all scorers with 22 points as Notre Dame fell to Georgia Tech in the third-place game.

Nov. 19, 2007

Final Stats

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Matt Causey's three-point jumper with two seconds remaining in regulation lifted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to a 70-69 victory over Notre Dame in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam. It was the second heartbreaking loss for the Irish in as many nights.

Junior guard Kyle McAlarney had a chance to win the game for the Irish but his two-pointer as time expired went in and out of the basket. McAlarney couldn't have gotten a better look for the game's final shot. Causey's game-winning basket provided Georgia Tech (3-2) with its only lead during the entire evening.

Notre Dame (2-2) led by nine with (62-53) with 5:11 remaining in regulation on two free three throws by Zach Hillesland, but a three-pointer by Causey and two free throws by Jeremis Smith quickly cut the deficit to 62-58 with 4:03 remaining in the contest.

The Irish pushed the lead to six points (64-58) on two free throws by Rob Kurz, but Lew Clinch's three-pointer with 2:27 pulled Geogia Tech to within three at 64-61. Hillesland, who finished with 12 points in the contest and was one of four Irish players in double figures, gave the Irish a 66-61 advantage with 1:33 remaining.

Geogia Tech, however, would outscore the Irish 9-3 down the stretch with all three Yellow Jacket baskets coming from beyond three-point range in the final 1:14 of the contest. Causey hit the first three-pointer with 1:14 remaining and then Lewis Clinch added the second with 46 seconds remaining to pull Georgia Tech within one (68-67).

Following Causey's three-pointer, Tory Jackson had given Notre Dame a four-point lead (68-64) with 50 seconds remaining.

Jackson was fouled by D'Andre Bell with 18 seconds left and converted one of two free throws as Notre Dame held on to a 69-67 lead. For the second consecutive night, sophomore Luke Harangody matched his career-high with 22 points and garnered his first double-double of the season as he finished with 11 rebounds. Rob Kurz added 15 points and five rebounds and Jackson finished with 10 points.

 

 

Notre Dame turned the ball over an uncharacteristic 19 times in the contest and made just 22 field goals in the came compared to a 27-57 shooting performance by Geogia Tech. The Irish however, was 20-29 from the charity stripe.

Event Calendar

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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
Fort Wayne
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)

CBS

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