Notre Dame hangs on for 70-65 win over Rutgers

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)—Luke Harangody overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 15 rebounds and Tory Jackson added 18 points as Notre Dame hung on for a 70-65 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.

The Irish trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and led by as many as 12 with 4:56 left before finally winning, surviving a 9-0 run late by the Scarlet Knights (10-18, 1-14 Big East). Mike Rosario, who led Rutgers with 20 points, missed a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left that would have cut the lead to one.

After Harangody was called for an offensive foul with the Irish (16-11, 7-8 Big East) leading 65-62, Rosario missed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left and was called for the foul. Harangody made both free throws to put the game away.

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