Luke Harangody

Notre Dame Drops Late Thriller to LMU, 87-85

Dec. 12, 2009

Notre Dame Loyola Marymount Box Score

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)–Jarred DuBois hit a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left to lift Loyola Marymount to an 87-85 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

A 3-pointer by Ben Hansbrough with 1:50 left had given the Irish (9-2) an 85-82 lead. But the Lions cut the lead to one when Vernon Teel scored on a fast-break layup after stealing the ball from Hansbrough.

After an exchange of possessions, Tim Abromaitis was called for a 5-second violation when he couldn’t get the ball in, giving the ball back to the Lions. That’s when Dubois, who finished with 12, hit the 3.

Jackson had a chance to tie it, but his jumper with 2 seconds left missed, and Drew Viney got the rebound.

Teel led the Lions (4-7) with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Harangody had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame vs. Loyola Marymount
Dec. 12, 2009 • Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.
Post-Game Notes

  • This is the sixth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Loyola Marymount. The Irish are now 4-2 against the Lions.
  • Notre Dame is 21-8 all-time against teams from the West Coast Conference.
  • The loss snapped Notre Dame’s 41-game non-conference home game win streak. The Irish last lost to a non-conference opponent at home, 71-57, to Michigan on Dec. 3, 2005.
  • The Irish tied their second-highest first-half output of the season with 45 points in the opening period.
  • Notre Dame had two players score 20+-points for the second time this season (Abromaitis 31, Harangody 29 vs. UCF).
  • The Irish scored at least 80 points for the ninth time this season.
  • Notre Dame connected on 10 or more three-pointers for the second straight game and fourth time this season.
  • The Irish had just six turnovers, the fewest in a game this season.
  • With 24 points against Loyola Marymount, senior forward Luke Harangody moved into fourth place on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring list with 2,094 points for his career.
  • Harangody reached the 20-point plateau for the 54th time in his career, moving into sole possession of third place on Notre Dame’s all-time 20+-point performance list.
  • Harangody also recorded his fifth double-double of the season and 55th of his career, just one shy of tying LaPhonso Ellis for the all-time Notre Dame record.
  • Senior guard Ben Hansbrough notched a career high nine assists against Loyola Marymount.
  • Junior forward Tyrone Nash set a career high with 13 points against the Lions.
  • Junior forward Tim Abromaitis scored at least 20 points for the second time this season. He scored 31 points against Central Florida on Dec. 6.
  • Abromaitis tied a career high with four three-point baskets against the Lions.