WASHINGTON -- Eager to get back on the basketball court after its
record-setting Big East win streak was snapped Saturday in New York,
Notre Dame promised it would be a whole lot different Monday in
Instead it was more of the same -- only worse -- during another run
toward the record book. This time it was toward all the wrong ones
against No. 11 Georgetown.
Unable to again shoot it well or score, Notre Dame staggered to do
anything even average and operated like the game couldn't end quickly
enough before a 59-41 loss.
Following a nine-game Big East win streak that stretched 40 days,
Notre Dame has lost twice in just over 48 hours. The road trip started
with a 61-58 setback at St. John's.
"These last two games, I feel like the team just really didn't care
much about the wins because they really didn't matter much," said
sophomore Jerian Grant, who was 2-of-12 from the floor. "We've got to
get back to wanting to win if winning means something.
"We've got to want to win. All the rest of our games are going to mean
everything to our season."