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NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame Loses Thriller To Georgia

Notre Dame fell to Georgia 61-57 on Tuesday night in the losers bracket of the CBE Classic in Kansas City. The sting of the loss will undoubtedly be compounded by the fact that the Irish could have, and arguably should have, beaten the Bulldogs. In the four point loss, the Irish shot 4-21 from three, good for 19%, to go along with an overall shooting percentage of 35% on the game.

Irish star Tim Abromaitis, who rejoined the team at the beginning of the week after a four game suspension, finished the game with six points on 1-12 shooting from the floor, including 0-8 on three pointers. The Irish were led by sophomore guard Jerian Grant, who dropped in 20 points on the night, half of which came on free throws, where he shot 10-11. It was free throws that kept Notre Dame in the game; the team shot 75% from the line, picking up 21 points. Otherwise it was an ugly offensive showing for the Irish, who finished the game with 16 field goals and 16 fouls committed.

The Irish will look to get back in the win column on Sunday at home against Bryant.

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