Harangody, Irish down Georgetown

Published 2:52 am Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Luke Harangody had 31 points and 11 rebounds and No. 13 Notre Dame shot 45 percent against No. 9 Georgetown in a 73-67 victory Monday night that ended a five-game losing streak to the Hoyas.

Harangody, who had never scored more than 13 points in three previous games against Georgetown, scored Notre Dame’s final 13 points of the first half to give the Irish an 11-point lead.

The Hoyas closed to 71-67 with 15 seconds left when Chris Wright scored inside, but Kyle McAlarney, who missed the front end of a 1-and-1 14 seconds earlier, made two free throws with 12 seconds left.

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Notre Dame (11-3, 2-1 Big East) extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 44 games.

McAlarney was 5-of-11 from 3-point range and had 17 points.

Freshman Greg Monroe led Georgetown (10-3, 1-2) with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 6 Oklahoma 100, Maryland-Eastern Shore 64

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Blake Griffin had 20 points and 16 rebounds for his 12th double-double this season.

The Sooners (14-1) played without coach Jeff Capel, who was hospitalized earlier Monday with stomach flu. Assistant coach Mark Cline took over in his absence.

Tony Crocker and Willie Warren both added 15 points for the Sooners.