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Notre Dame’s OT win at Georgia Tech first true road win in 23 months

Notre Dame knows it could have beaten Duke and should have beaten NC State. There’s nothing to do but soldier on though, and that includes facing the next opponent. In this case, it was a road meeting at Georgia Tech, and it turned out successfully.

The Irish beat the Yellow Jackets in overtime, 75-68, for their first true road victory since defeating Clemson in February 2022, during which the only active Irish player who played in that game and only for 46 seconds was Matt zona.

A game that featured nine ties and 11 lead changes meant this could have gone either way. Overtime was needed after Markus Burton missed a shot at the end of regulation that could have broken a 66-all tie.

The free basketball turned out to be just what the Irish (7-9, 2-3) needed. Julian Roper II’s 3-pointer was the Irish’s only field goal in the frame, but it was enough as the value of that basket was only one more point than the Yellow Jackets (8-7, 1-3) scored during that time.

Braeden Shrewsberry was the Irish’s best player as he scored 25 points off the bench, shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range and making all six of his free throws. Burton scored 12 and dished out seven assists. The Irish got double-doubles from J.R. Konieczny (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Tae Davis (10 points, 10 rebounds).

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Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire