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Feb. 17, 1998

Notre Dame Succumbs to Connecticut, 88-79

Game Stats

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Khalid El-Amin scored a career-high 30 points and No. 7 Connecticut survived a late Notre Dame rally to beat the Irish 88-79 Tuesday night.

El-Amin scored seven points in the first 4:15 of the second half as the Huskies (23-4, 12-3 Big East) erased a 12-point deficit with a 17-5 run to tie the game at 50.

Another El-Amin basket less than two minutes later put UConn ahead for good at 56-54.

The win kept the Huskies atop the Big East Six, one game ahead of St. John's, despite only 15 points from leading scorer Richard Hamilton, seven below his average.

Pat Garrity's 31 points led the Irish (12-11, 6-9 Big East) and center Phil Hickey added 16.

The Huskies built their second-half lead to eight at 76-68 with 4:25 left, but four points from Garrity and a 3-pointer from Antoni Wyche, who scored 13 points, pulled Notre Dame within three at 78-75 with 2:50 remaining.

But Ricky Moore, who finished with 20 points, hit both ends of a one-and-one and added another basket to give UConn an 82-75 advantage. Moore also hit two free throws with 40 seconds left to put the Huskies ahead by nine.

Notre Dame capitalized on a sloppy early performance by the UConn offense, which committed seven of its 13 first-half turnovers in a seven-minute span. That contributed to a 13-4 run that gave Notre Dame a 23-17 lead.

But El-Amin's string of 14 straight UConn points kept the Huskies within reach during the same stretch.

The Irish rallied again with a 10-2 run in the final three minutes of the half to take a 45-33 lead at halftime.

Event Calendar

Delta

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
TBA
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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