Sophomore forward Luke Harangody was named a State Farm/NABC first-team All-American on Saturday, becoming the seventh Irish cager in school history to be so honored.

No. 17 Notre Dame Falls To No. 13 Louisville On Road

Feb. 28, 2008

Notre Dame at Louisville Box Score

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (AP) – David Padgett made sure Louisville brought a little order to the jumbled mess at the top of the Big East.

Padgett scored a season-high 26 points and Earl Clark added 14 points and nine rebounds as No. 13 Louisville (23-6, 13-3 Big East) survived No. 17 Notre Dame 90-85 Thursday. The Cardinals’ eighth-straight victory moved them into a tie for first in the Big East with No. 11 Georgetown with two games remaining.

Luke Harangody led the Irish (21-6, 11-4) with a career-high 40 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds to post his 17th double-double of the season.

Ryan Ayers added 17 points for Notre Dame, but the Cardinals bottled up Irish guard Kyle McAlarney. One game after setting a school-record with nine 3-pointers in a win over Syracuse, McAlarney managed just seven points on 3-of-14 shooting, including 1-of-8 on 3-pointers.

Louisville never trailed and led by as much as 19 with 5:41 left. But Harangody almost single-handedly kept the Irish in it, hitting his first three 3-pointers of his career in the final minutes.

Notre Dame got as close as 86-81 on Harangody’s final 3-pointer, but Edgar Sosa hit a pair of free throws as the Cardinals held on.