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Jan. 28, 1998

Notre Dame Falls at Home to Villanova

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Keith Friel scores 14 points. (file photo)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Brian Lynch led five Villanova players in double figures with 16 points as the Wildcats beat Notre Dame 81-61 Wednesday night.

Villanova (8-10, 5-5 Big East) scored the game's first 11 points and later ran off a 16-3 run to build a 33-11 lead with 12 minutes to go in the first half. Howard Brown sparked the run with six of his 10 points on two straight 3-pointers.

John Celestand scored 15 points for the Wildcats, who shot 56 percent (32-of-57) for the game. Malik Allen and Rafal Bigus each added 10.

The Wildcats hit 12-of-22 3-pointers, holding off two Notre Dame (10-7, 4-5) second half rallies when the Irish twice cut the lead to 13 points.

Celestand hit all three of his 3-point attempts and Jermaine Medley connected on three more for all of his nine points.

Notre Dame shot just 36 percent (22-of-61) from the field.

Pat Garrity, last year's Big East player of the year, was double-teamed throughout. He hit just 4-of-13 shots and 6-of-10 from the free throws for 14 points.

Keith Friel scored 14 points and Martin Ingelsby added 10. No other Notre Dame player hit double figures.

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2:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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January 4
9:00 PM
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January 7
3:00 PM
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January 12
7:00 PM
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Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

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January 14
2:00 PM
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Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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January 18
7:00 PM
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Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

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

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

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January 28
12:00 PM
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Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

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

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February 4
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

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February 7
7:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 11
2:00 PM
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February 14
7:00 PM
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

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February 18
12:00 PM
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Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

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February 26
6:30 PM
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March 1
8:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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