Georgetown Athletics

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – No. 16 Georgetown dropped an 80-58 decision to No. 11 Notre Dame (16-4, 5-1 BIG EAST) Tuesday evening at Purcell Pavilion. 

After trailing by 12 at the intermission, Georgetown rallied in the second half cutting the deficit to nine as junior Tia Magee scored six of GU’s first eight points after being held scoreless in the first half. A technical foul at the 15:20 mark changed the momentum, however, as Notre Dame went on an 8-0 run to eventually swell the lead to as many as 19 points.

From that point on it was an uphill battle for the Blue & Gray who struggled to find their shooting touch and stop the hot-handed Irish on the other end of the court. At the final horn, the Hoyas fell by 22.

The Fighting Irish were hot to start the game hitting four threes before the 12-minute mark to take a 13-point lead.

A furious 10-0 run by the Hoyas midway through the first half, including a pair of treys from junior Rubylee Wright, put the Blue & Gray right back in the game at 24-22. This single-digit deficit lasted through much of the first as the Hoyas found ways to quiet the Irish offense and look for the open player on the other end of the court.

Closing out the first half, the Hoyas had a chance to stay within single digits. Missed free throws late resulted in a 45-33 score at the break.

Sophomore Sugar Rodgers led Georgetown with 15 points, while Wright added 13. Rodgers also posted a squad-high six rebounds. GU was outrebounded 36-30 and had 21 turnovers while forcing 19 on the other end of the floor.

The Hoyas shot 43.1 percent from the field, but struggled from the charity stripe shooting just 41.2 percent. Notre Dame, on the other hand managed 54.2 percent shooting from the field and 57.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Four starters scored in double digits for the Irish.