Men's College Basketball

Georgetown beats No. 24 Notre Dame 63-47

2013-01-21T22:00:00Z 2013-05-06T22:28:08Z Georgetown beats No. 24 Notre Dame 63-47 nwitimes.com
January 21, 2013 10:00 pm

SOUTH BEND | Otto Porter scored 19 points to lead Georgetown to a 63-47 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Monday night, the Fighting Irish's third loss in four games.

It was a dismal night for Notre Dame's offense, which recorded season lows in points scored, field goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11).

The Irish (15-4, 3-3 Big East) went on long stretches without scoring in both halves, while Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) shot 53 percent from the field.

It was Notre Dame's third Big East home loss over their past 24 conference home games. The game was reminiscent of last season's 59-41 win by Georgetown over the Irish in Washington, when the Hoyas held Notre Dame to its lowest point total in nearly four years by limiting the Irish to 33 percent shooting.

Jerian Grant led Notre Dame with 13 points.

Loyola (MD) 65, Fairfield 60: Dylon Cormier scored 21 points and Erik Etherly added 16 as both players crossed the 1,000-point threshold at Loyola (MD) in the Greyhounds' 65-60 win over Fairfield on Monday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Cormier and Etherly combined to make 17 of Loyola's 24 free throws. Loyola (14-6, 6-2) fell one free throw short of its season-high 25, which was set in the Greyhounds' Jan 11. win against Fairfield.

Derek Needham had 23 points and Amadou Sidibe posted 12 points and 11 rebounds for Fairfield (10-10, 2-6), which has lost five straight after winning its previous six games.

Fairfield trailed 33-32 at intermission but missed nine of their first 11 shots and committed five turnovers over the first 10 minutes of the second half as Loyola built a 50-40 advantage.

The Stags cut the deficit to 61-58 with 1:14 left but didn't score again until the 3-second mark.

Alabama State 49, Alcorn State 46: Joshua Freelove netted 18 points and Alabama State's defense came through late in a 49-46 win over Southwestern Athletic Conference-rival Alcorn State Monday night.

Alcorn State led 42-39 on Anthony Nieves' 3-pointer with 8:18 left, but then went nearly 7 minutes without scoring. Alabama State's Bobby Brown scored four points on a 6-0 run as the Hornets (6-14, 4-3) took a 45-42 lead.

Marquiz Baker hit two free throws for Alcorn State (7-16, 5-3) with 1:30 left to cut Alabama State's lead to 45-44, but Ryan Watts hit a jumper and a free throw and Phillip Crawford closed with another foul shot as the Hornets held on for the three-point win.

Baker paced the Braves with 21 points. Alcorn State had won five of its past seven after beginning the year 2-13.

Brown tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

Georgia State 71, Towson 69: R.J. Hunter scored a career-high 27 points, including three late 3-pointers, to help Georgia State hold off Colonial Athletic Association-rival Towson 71-69 Monday night for its third straight victory.

Hunter was 4 of 9 from beyond the arc and hit three 3-pointers in the final 5 minutes as the Panthers (9-1, 4-3) erased a 64-60 deficit and held on for the win.

Hunter drained a trey with 4:09 left to cut the Tigers' lead to 64-63, and then Devonta White put Georgia State ahead with two free throws. Hunter followed with another trey with 2:41 left for a 68-64 lead, then hit another with 1:07 remaining for a 71-67 advantage.

White added 14 points and Rashaad Richardson tallied 11.

Jerrelle Benimon collected his NCAA-leading 14th double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Towson (10-10, 5-2). Jerome Hairston added 16 points and Mike Burwell 14 on 4-of-8 3-point shooting.

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