Irish Fight off Rutgers

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Irish Fight off Rutgers
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – After losing its last two games in lackluster fashion, the Notre Dame basketball team could have easily folded its tent when it nearly blew a 13-point lead late in Saturday’s game against Rutgers. Instead, the Irish found a will to win, despite seeing Rutgers trail by just a point in the waning seconds, and held on for a 69-66 win at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. “It was a huge win for us. I’m thrilled,” Irish head coach Mike Brey exclaimed afterward. “When you’re in this league and you lose a couple you figure out a way to get one. A one-game win streak is huge in this league...”

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