Notre Dame Men's Basketball suffers 72-68 loss to Georgetown in OT

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SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Notre Dame lost game one of the six game home stretch.

The Irish play host to an old Big East opponent (Georgetown) in Purcell Pavilion.

Things got off to good start as JR Konieczny and Julian Roper led the team with 13 points. But after a late first half breakdown, the Irish only led 35-33 at half.

"I think we came out hard and I think we just got to be more difficult down the stretch and I think that’s when it turned its corner," Notre Dame guard Julian Roper said.

The production didn't increase in the second half. Shooting only 8-32 from three and 61% from the free throw line.

"Was I satisfied? No, I’d love to be 16-32," head coach Micah Shrewsberry said.

Unfortunately, the team's leading scorer, freshman guard Markus Burton wasn't off today, shooting 6-20 but still managed to end the night with 17 points, thanks to his late game heroics pushing the team to overtime tied 62-62.

With five extra minutes of play, with seconds on the clock, Burton with ball in his hands, didn't execute the play Shrewsberry had drawn up.

"We were trying to get to a right-hand drive. Right? Like that's where I think our disciplines got to be better as a group. There’s a lot of breakdowns and communication, or breakdowns and trust, but it's set up for a right-hand drive and the whole side of the court cleared. We were definitely not looking for what happened," Shrewsberry added.

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