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Jan. 6, 1998

Notre Dame Wins Fifth Straight

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the third straight game, Notre Dame turned in a strong defensive outing and held its opponent under 50 points as the visiting Irish beat Georgetown 69-44. With the win, Notre Dame won its fifth straight outing to improve to 8-4 on the season and 2-2 in the BIG EAST.

Notre Dame held the Hoyas to just 21.3 percent accuracy for the game as the Irish converted just 18.2 percent of its shots in the second half (6-33). Tonight's contest marked the first time in school history that the Irish have held their opponent to under 50 points in three consecutive games.

Kelley Simeon led four Irish players in double figures as she recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Mollie Pierick finished the game with 12 points, while Danielle Green and Niele Ivey scored 10 points each.

Notre Dame led 33-23 at the half and used a spurt in the second half to break open the game. The Irish led by as many as 28 points in the second half.

Notre Dame held a decisive advantage on the boards as the Irish outrebounded Georgetown 49-38. The Irish shot well from the field connecting on 21-of-46 field goals for 45.7 percent accuracy.

Georgetown, which lost for the third time in four games, fell to 4-7 and 1-3 in the BIG EAST. Leading scorer Sylita Thomas was held to just 11 points. The only other Hoya in double figures was Tesha Nixon as she scored 10 points.

Notre Dame returns to action at the Joyce Center on Thursday night, Jan. 8 when the Irish host Miami, tip off is at 7:00 p.m.

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November 26
W, 92-59
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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November 30
W, 73-58
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
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BTN
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December 4
W, 114-54
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
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December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)

DePaulBlueDemons.com
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)

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December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
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December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)

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December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
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January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)

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January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
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January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
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January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
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January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
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January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

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January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
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January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)

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February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

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February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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