Dec. 3, 1997
Notre Dame Falls to Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A.J. Guyton and Andrae Patterson, replaced in the starting lineup for the second straight game, came off the bench Wednesday night and combined for 36 points as Indiana beat Notre Dame 91-80.
Guyton, who had a season-low eight points in the last game against Northeast Louisiana, finished with 20. Patterson, coming off a two-point, five-minute performance, had a season-high 16 as the Hoosiers (3-2) rallied from an early deficit.
Pat Garrity, who had a career-high 36 points in a loss to Indiana last year in South Bend, led Notre Dame (3-2) with 24 points and scored the first two baskets in an 11-2 start with Guyton and Patterson on the bench.
Guyton entered the game after the first five minutes, and Patterson came in three minutes later. The Hoosiers ran off 11 straight points, fell behind again by as many as six and took the lead for good in the closing minutes of the first half. One free throw by Rob Turner, two by Patterson and a 3-pointer by Luke Recker put Indiana up 39-33.
Indiana led 44-39 at halftime, then Guyton hit two big 3-pointers early in the second half as the Hoosiers steadily widened their lead.
After another basket by Guyton made it 63-52, Notre Dame closed within four points before Patterson hit a basket and two free throws. Guyton's final 3-pointer made it 78-70, then Notre Dame cut it to six points on a 3-pointer by Garrity before another basket by Patterson. Indiana's final five points came on free throws in the closing minutes.
Jason Collier added 17 points for Indiana, which has not lost to Notre Dame in Bloomington since 1973. Antoni Wyche had 17 points for the Irish.