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Notre Dame Basketball: Irish fall in overtime to Georgetown, 72-68

Fading at the end of halves

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 16 Georgetown at Notre Dame Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hosted former Big East foe, Georgetown inside Purcell Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, and ended up taking a loss thanks to fades at the end of the first and second half.

Notre Dame built up a 36-26 lead late in the first half, but the Hoyas came firing back in the last minute and a half with a 7-0 run to cut the Irish lead to just two points at halftime.

The Irish got off to a bad start in the second half with the Hoyas going on a 15-4 run to start the second half, but thanks to Julian Roper and Braeden Shrewsberry, Notre Dame was able to keep it close as they went late into the game. Tae Davis tied the game at 60 with about 90 seconds left in the game, and then Markus Burton drove to the bucket and scored to put the Irish up by 2 with 8 seconds left in the game.

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Georgetown drove the length of the court and Rowan Brumbaugh knocked in the game-tying shot with 1 second left in the game — and now we’re in overtime.

The Irish were up by one point with a little over a munute and a half left in the overtime period before Ismael Massoud drained a three pointer for the Hoyas. A three point attempt by Kebba Njie near the end of overtime was blocked — and the Hoyas are going back home with a win while the Irish fall to 4-6 on the season.

Markus Burton led the Irish with 17 points while both Julian Roper and J.R. Konieczny had 13 a piece. Next up for the Irish is the Citadel on Tuesday.