Nov. 14, 1998
By JR ROSS
Associated Press Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Antoni Wyche hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left and David Graves sank two free throws with 3.7 on the clock as Notre Dame beat Yale 64-62 on Sunday.
The Irish (1-1), who led from 18:43 in the first half until Yale’s Isaiah Cavaco hit a 3-pointer with 2:24 left in the game, were down 59-55 in the final 2:00.
Graves hit a driving layup and drew a foul as he converted a three-point play to pull the Irish within one. He then forced a turnover with 44.6 seconds left to give Notre Dame back the ball.
An errant Graves pass resulted in a jump ball, but Notre Dame retained possession and Wyche hit the 3-pointer to retake the lead.
Brad Reusch put up an air ball on his ensuing 3-point attempt, Graves hauled in the rebound and was fouled before he stepped to the line to seal the victory. Onaje Woodbine hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left, but the Irish inbounded the ball to Wyche and ran out the clock.
Graves and fellow freshman Troy Murphy finished with a game-high 16 points. Wyche scored 12.
The Irish led by as many as 10 points in the first half before the Bulldogs (0-2) closed to within one on Reusch’s 3-pointer with 6:44 left in the period. Martin Ingelsby’s 3-pointer with 1:35 left sent the Irish into the lockerroom with up 32-27.
Reusch finished with 15 to lead Yale, while David Tompkins scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.