December 1, 1998
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Luke Recker scored 27 points, and No. 16 Indiana beat Notre Dame 76-72 in overtime Tuesday night despite 6-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line in the final eight minutes.
With the Irish students chanting “No Big Ten,” voicing their distate for a possible alignment between Notre Dame (2-5) and the conference that Indiana (7-1) belongs to, Notre Dame missed its final five shots and lost to the Hoosiers in overtime for the second time in three years.
After leading by as many as 11 points in the second half, Notre Dame fell behind 48-47 on Michael Lewis’ 3-pointer with 10 minutes left. The Irish rallied for a six-point lead three minutes later before the Hoosiers answered with an 11-7 run during which Recker scored seven points.
The Hoosiers shot just 3-of-7 from the line in the final 2:30 and led by two when Notre Dame’s Jimmy Dillon put in an off-balance one-hander that tied the game at 66 with less than four seconds left.
A.J. Guyton finished with 17 points for the Hoosiers, while Dane Fife had 13. The Irish were led by Troy Murphy’s 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Antoni Wyche and Harold Swanagan scored 11 points apiece.
The Hoosiers trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season after Notre Dame closed the period with an 11-2 run, including five points from Murphy. The freshman finished with 11 points and seven rebounds in the first half.