Feb. 27, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) -Ben Hansbrough scored 21 points, Tim Abromaitis had 19 and Notre Dame has thrust itself back into the NCAA tournament picture with a 78-64 win over No. 11 Georgetown on Saturday, its second straight win over a Top 25 team.

The Fighting Irish (19-10, 8-8) have looked like a Big East contender the last two games without leading scorer Luke Harangody. Harangody missed his fourth straight game with a bone bruise on his right knee.

The Irish knocked off No. 12 Pittsburgh by 15 on Wednesday and controlled this one from the tip to win its first road game over a ranked team in more than two years.

Hansbrough scored the first 10 points of the second half to bust open this win after Carleton Scott nearly had a career game in the first 20 minutes.