February 27, 2012;Washington D.C., USA;Georgetown Hoyas guard Jason Clark (21) drives past Notre Dame Irish guard Eric Atkins (0) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame falls to Georgetown, 59-41

In a game that never looked good for the Irish, ended badly in a 59-41 debacle in the nation’s capital against the Georgetown Hoyas. Notre Dame was down by as many as 21 points last night, and never made the comeback like they have in recent weeks.

Outside shooting:

ND never got it going from the 3-point range. In fact, the Irish only went 3-17 (.176) from downtown. This was the factor in why Notre Dame lost. Georgetown has one of the best defenses in the country and without perimeter shooting it’s almost impossible to keep up with their Princeton offense.

“That may be the best defensive team we played against this season,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said.” -Mike Brey via ESPN

I was very impressed with this Georgetown team. I definitely can see them going far in the Big East tournament. If they play defense the way they did against the Irish, I really see them giving Syracuse a good fight.

Notre Dame still has the final spot of the double-bye in the conference tournament.  All they have to do is win Friday at home against Providence, and they won’t play until the quarterfinals. A huge opportunity ND has been given, they have to capitalize on this chance. Or else it will be a very interesting time leading up to Selection Sunday.

Notre Dame (12-5 in the Big East) has one more game to go in the regular season, and that’s the senior game this friday against the second to last place Providence.


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