Notre Dame sweeps season series with Georgia Tech

Good matchups have been hard to come by for Notre Dame this season. Even when the Irish get them, wins aren’t guaranteed. Georgia Tech is the exception to that rule this season as the Irish beat the Yellow Jackets, 58-55, to complete a season sweep in the series.

Neither team led by more than six the entire game, during which there were nine lead changes. The Irish (9-16, 4-10) didn’t go into the lead for good until J.R. Konieczny hit a jump shot inside the baseline with 3:12 left to put his team up one. It still was a one-point game when Markus Burton had a chance to milk the clock with 38 seconds left.

Burton indeed took his time and waited until only a few seconds remained on the shot clock to fire a shot. He missed, and the ball was loose momentarily, but it ended up in the hands of Logan Imes. He got the ball back to Burton, who was fouled with 1.2 seconds left and sank two free throws.It was reflective of the Irish having significant advantages in offensive rebounds (16-5) and second-chance points (20-9).

A last-second half-court heave for the Yellow Jackets (10-15, 3-11) didn’t get off in time, and the Irish had the win. It marked their first season sweep of an ACC opponent in two years.

Burton again contributed in a matter similar to Hannah Hidalgo with game highs of 18 points, five assists and five steals. Tae Davis scored 17 on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.

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