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Maybe Notre Dame truly is a top 20 team | Beyond the Arc
I don’t want to call Georgetown a three point shooting team because there is more to their game than just knocking down perimeter jumpers, but the three ball is definitely a key in their offensive attack. They aren’t going to win many games when they go 4-22 from deep. At one point, they even missed 12 straight triples. As bad as the Hoyas were, a lot of that credit has to go to Notre Dame.

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Irish open league play with big win :: Sports :: Post-Tribune
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was excited but unmoved by the win. He knows exactly what he's got. "It was very matter-of-fact for our guys," he said. "We're confident. We respect Georgetown. We did what we do. We imposed our will on them and we got to the free-throw line. That is our game."

Georgetown vs. Notre Dame: Shooting touch deserts Hoyas in 69-55 loss
"If you look at their win at Old Dominion and their win at Missouri, they were down, flat out beat, and came rolling back by firing from outside," Brey said. "We were alert out there. They've [also] really gotten easy buckets this year [in transition]. We had two guys back on every missed shot, because when they get running, they really get into a flow."

Notre Dame beats No. 9 Georgetown in Big East opener - National College Basketball | Examiner.com
"I think the biggest key for us was containing their three point shooters," said Tim Abromaitis. "We know that they are a great shooting team, and they have proven that all year. So coming into the game tonight we really wanted to get out on them, really hug them around the perimeter and not allow them to have any easy looks that jumpstart their offense. It was a total team effort tonight defensively."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Georgetown Hoyas - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Box Scores, Game Results & Summary - USATODAY.com
"I had no indication that I was going to be off today. It was one of those days," admitted Wright. "I had a few open looks that I thought would go in, but the shot didn't come off right and the ball didn't go in the basket."

Notre Dame Downs Georgetown 69-55 to Open Big East Play - Rakes Of Mallow
Georgetown is a very good team and Notre Dame just suffocated them on defense, contesting threes while avoiding the easy back door cut lay ups in one of the finest defensive efforts I've seen from a Brey team

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame men's basketball: Irish all business in smothering of Hoyas
Methodical work in league play also meant no piling up points as had so often been the case in preseason for Georgetown and ND. Both teams came into the contest averaging 81 points per game, but this was your typical grind-it-out Big East affair, and the Irish were willing and able to work from the foul line.

Mike Krzyzewski Moves Into Second Place on Wins List - NYTimes.com
The Hoyas (11-2), who came into the game second in the nation shooting 52.8 percent from the field, were held to 42.6 percent. It was their first loss in a Big East opener under Coach John Thompson III.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Recap - December 29, 2010 - ESPN
"We had some mistakes in this game that we haven't had and we aren't going to have in the future," Thomson said. "To say we're out of sync probably would be accurate, and we have to take care of that. This is not the time to be out of sync."

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Notre Dame 69, Georgetown 55
In the end, the combination of a bad night from behind the arc and Karl Hess behind the whistle was the downfall for the Hoyas.