Notre Dame 70, Georgetown 64

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Thomas scored 21 points and Chris
Quinn added 18, making all four of his 3-point attempts, to lead
Notre Dame to a 70-64 victory over Georgetown on Wednesday, giving
coach Mike Brey his 100th victory with the Fighting Irish.

The Irish (15-7, 7-5 Big East) used a 17-2 run in the first half
and forced 17 turnovers by Georgetown to help overcome 51 percent
shooting by the Hoyas, who outscored the Irish 36-10 in the paint
and had a 30-23 rebounding advantage.

Despite shooting 63 percent in the second half, the Hoyas (16-7,
8-4) were never able to get any closer than five points -- and that
came on a 3-pointer by Tyler Crawford with 6.9 seconds left.

Thomas moved into third place on Notre Dame's all-time scoring
list with 2,099, moving ahead of Pat Garrity (2,085). Colin Falls
added 13 points for the Irish, and Torin Francis had 11. The Irish
got only one point off their bench. Brandon Bowman led Georgetown
with 17 points and seven rebounds, Roy Hibbert had 15 points, and
Ashanti Cook added 11 points.

Brey tied John Jordan (1951-64) as the second fastest Irish
coach to get to 100 wins, doing it in 151 games. George Keogan
(1923-43) holds the school record, doing it in 130 games. Digger
Phelps, who announced the game, won 100 in 155 games.

The Irish took command with a 17-2 run late in the first half,
holding Georgetown without a basket for 10:28. The run started
after Georgetown cut Notre Dame's lead to 11-10 on a free throw by
Roy Hibbert. The Irish went nearly four minutes without scoring
before Quinn hit a 3-pointer to start a run of threes.

It started with 3-pointers by Quinn and Thomas and a three-point
play by Francis. After Quinn made a pair of free throws, Falls was
fouled attempting a 3 and made all three free throws. Quinn then
hit another 3-pointer to give the Irish a 28-12 lead.

Hibbert finally scored inside with 2 minutes left to end an
0-for-6 shooting streak during which the Hoyas turned the ball over
seven times, finishing with 11 at the half. The Hoyas trailed 30-17
at halftime.

The Hoyas closed to 40-34 when Cook drove the lane and scored
midway through the second half. But they got not closer until the
closing seconds.