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Late trey rescues Notre Dame against Lipscomb

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Nov 16, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard JJ Starling (1) warms up before the game against the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Dane Goodwin scored 24 points and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds to play as Notre Dame edged Lipscomb 66-65 on Friday night in South Bend, Ind.

A wide-open Goodwin, who scored 15 points in the first half, drained his sixth 3-pointer of the night, from the top of the arc, off a pass from Cormac Ryan, to put the Irish ahead after the Derrin Boyd’s layup with 1:31 to play gave the Bisons the lead.

Nate Laszewski had 14 of his 16 points in the second half and grabbed nine rebounds for Notre Dame, which shot 52 percent and made 7 of 10 3-point attempts in the final 20 minutes to start 4-0 for the first time since 2017-18.

Trae Benham scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half for Lipscomb, and he converted a four-point play with 2:11 remaining in regulation to cap a 15-4 Lipscomb run that gave the visitors a 65-63 lead.

Jacob Ognacevic also scored 19 for the Bisons, who shot 19 of 25 from the field during a second half in which they trailed by as many as 10.

Benham opened the game with a 3-pointer and Lipscomb scored the first five points of the contest. The Bisons (2-2) made five of their first eight shots and led 12-7. However, the Irish used a 10-2 spurt to take the lead.

Goodwin scored eight points during a 10-0 run that put the hosts up 29-18. Lipscomb went more than 5 1/2 minutes without a point before Ahsan Asadullah’s bucket with 2:44 remaining in the half.

The Irish, though, had already gone cold, and they failed to record a point in the final 4:27 of the half. Lipscomb, meanwhile, scored the final five points to trail by six at the break.

Neither team attempted a free throw during the first 20 minutes.

Asadullah finished with 10 points for Lipscomb, which fell to 1-8 against ACC teams since 2008-09.

Touted Notre Dame freshman JJ Starling finished with 11 points.

–Field Level Media