Notre Dame palms Duke its 3rd consecutive loss; Blue Devils drop underneath .500

Notre Dame shot its approach to a win Tuesday that left Duke with its first dropping file in February in 26 years.

Behind Cormac Ryan’s 28 issues, the Irish hit 55.2 p.c in their pictures with 11 3-pointers to overcome the Blue Devils, 93-89, in ACC basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke (7-8, 5-6 ACC) misplaced its 3rd recreation in a row to fall underneath .500 in February for the primary time for the reason that 1994-95 season. It’s additionally the primary time this century the Blue Devils have had a dropping file at any time. The ultimate time used to be when the Blue Devils began the 1999-2000 season with two losses sooner than profitable their subsequent 18 video games in a row.

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“There are instances in our program the place you learn how to respect the profitable that has come at this sort of top stage,” Duke trainer Mike Krzyzewski mentioned. “And how difficult dropping is. We as a program want to continue to learn that and stay appreciating what it takes to win.”

The Blue Devils led via as many as 15 issues within the first part and held a 60-51 lead with 17:59 to play however may just now not grasp off the hot-shooting Irish.

Notre Dame (8-10, 5-7 ACC) led 87-85 after Wendell Moore, who led Duke with 24 issues, scored with 1:43 to play. Duke regained ownership with 1:12 to play when Irish guard Prentiss Hubb overlooked a shot. But Duke freshman guard Jeremy Roach used to be known as for an offensive foul with 1:06 left.

With the shot clock operating down, Hubb nailed a 30-foot 3-pointer with 37 seconds to play that gave the Irish a 90-85 lead. Hubb scored 15 issues for Notre Dame.

Roach completed with 16 issues for the Blue Devils, who shot 52.2% and completed with 12 turnovers.

“In those losses, there are one or two possessions,” Krzyzewski mentioned. “We haven’t received the ones possessions.

SECOND HALF UPDATE: IRISH CLIMB BACK TO LEAD

After trailing via as many as 15 issues within the first part and 9 issues in the second one part, Notre Dame led Duke 74-73 with 7:56 to play.

Cormac Ryan scored a career-best 27 issues to steer the Irish whilst Wendell Moore led Duke with 18 issues.

Notre Dame shot 53.3% to take the lead, together with 9 of twenty-two on 3-pointers.

Duke led 60-51 sooner than a 12-2 Notre Dame run gave the Irish their first lead of the sport at 63-62 with 14:28 to play. The lead then modified palms 10 instances over the following six mins.

HALFTIME UPDATE: DUKE LEADS BEHIND WENDELL MOORE

Sophomore Wendell Moore persevered his robust play of past due within the first part for Duke on Tuesday as he scored 16 issues to provide the Blue Devils a 50-45 halftime lead.

The Blue Devils led via as many as 15 issues within the first part as they seemed in a position to blow the Irish out. But reserve guard Cormac Ryan shot Notre Dame again into the sport. Ryan scored 21 issues within the first part, hitting 8 of eleven pictures, together with 2 of three on 3-pointers.

Duke shot 56.3% within the first part, making 7 of eleven 3-pointers. Duke’s turnovers allowed Notre Dame to degree its comeback. The Blue Devils had only one turnover whilst construction their early 23-8 lead. But Duke completed the part with 8 turnovers and Notre Dame scored 10 issues off the ones miscues.

Notre Dame shot 53.3% within the first part, hitting 4 of eleven 3-pointers, whilst committing simply 4 turnovers.

FIRST HALF UPDATE: DUKE ROLLS TO BIG LEAD

A workforce slowed via deficient begins some distance too incessantly this season, Duke began the sport capturing red-hot to steer via as many as 15 issues and lead 37-27 with 6:26 to play within the first part.

The Blue Devils hit 8 in their first 11 pictures whilst best turning the ball over as soon as over the sport’s first seven mins to steer 23-8.

Wendell Moore scored 11 issues to steer Duke

PREGAME UPDATE

Duke will get started Tuesday’s afternoon recreation with out Jalen Johnson within the beginning lineup for the second one recreation in a row. The 6-9 freshman ahead, a preseason all-ACC select, isn’t amongst these days’s beginning 5. Instead, sophomores Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore are beginning in conjunction with learners Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward and Mark Williams.