Scores

Final

Notre Dame 74

(13-3, 2-1 Big East)

South Florida 73

(10-4, 0-2 Big East)

7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2010

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

1 2 T
ND 33 4174
USF 33 4073

Top Performers

Notre Dame: L. Harangody 36 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

South Florida: D. Jones 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Notre Dame 74, South Florida 73

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Luke Harangody made a free throw with 1.9 seconds left, capping a season-best 36-point performance, and giving Notre Dame a 74-73 victory over South Florida on Tuesday night.

The Fighting Irish (13-3, 2-1 Big East) squandered a 13-point second-half lead before Harangody's first basket in more than 10 minutes wiped out a 71-69 deficit and Tyrone Nash sank two free throws for a 73-71 lead.

Dominique Jones scored 26 for USF (10-4, 0-2) and Mike Mercer's tip-in in the final minute set the stage for a dramatic finish. Harangody was fouled by Mercer trying to muscle a potential game-winning shot between a double team.

The Notre Dame star made the first free throw, then missed the second to give USF one more chance to pull out a win. The Bulls called a timeout to set up a play, but were unable to successfully inbound the ball.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ND
USF
Points 74 73
FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 27-51 (.529)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 14-17 (.824)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 5

2009-10 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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