Hoosiers Move To 3-0; Defeat Notre Dame In OT
November 30, 1999
Bob Knight ties Phog Allen on all-time win list
Bloomington, Ind.-Indiana jumped out to a 17-0 lead against Notre Dame, but after an Irish comeback, the Hoosiers needed to outscore the Irish by that same 17-point margin to post an 81-64 victory.
The victory improved the 23rd-ranked Hoosiers to 3-0 on the season and gave head coach Bob Knight his 746th career victory, tying him with the legendary Phog Allen for sixth on the all-time Division I win list.
The Hoosiers outscored Notre Dame 19-2 in the overtime session. A.J. Guyton opened the scoring with two free-throws. After Lynn Washington made a layup Guyton created four points of his own. He stole an Irish pass and converted on the breakaway and then came right back and stole another pass, and after being fouled hit both free throws.
Larry Richardson continued the Indiana run with a dunk and after another Guyton bucket, Michael Lewis hit a pair of free throws and Washington added another before Notre Dame even got on the board in the extra session.
Two Richardson free throws and a Washington dunk with 22 seconds remaining capped off the Hoosier victory.
Guyton led the Hoosiers with 20 points and six assists while Kirk Haston added 18 points and 12 rebounds, his third straight double-digit rebound game. Washington (11) and Richardson (10) gave Indiana four players in double digits. Lewis came off the bench to score eight points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.
Dane Fife continued his strong play on the defensive end with another four steals, giving him nine in three games. Guyton added three steals of his own as he played all 45:00 of the contest.
Notre Dame had tied the game at 62 with two seconds remaining when Jimmy Dillon drove the length of the court and converted on a layup. Forty-seconds prior to the layup Dillon connected from the top of the arc for a three-pointer to pull the Irish to within two, 62-60.
The Hoosiers ran the shot clock down to one on their next possession but could not converted from down low.
Notre Dame climbed back into the game after trailing by as much as 22 with a 13-0 run in a span of 3:09 midway through the second half. The Hoosiers had built a 47-28 advantage with a 10-6 start to the second half, but Notre Dame stormed back after being held without a basket for 5:01.
The Irish took a one-point lead with 6:24 remaining but Indiana went on a 10-5 run to open up a 62-57 lead with 1:00 remaining before Dillon's heroics.
Indiana got the 17,131 Hoosier faithful on their feet early as it opened the game on a 17-0 run. Haston got off to a quick start with six straight points. Washington and Guyton both added four points during the opening run while freshman Jeffrey Newton tallied two. Fife rounded out the scoring as all five starters took part in the 17-point barrage.
Notre Dame did not get on the board until the 7:37 mark and did not reach double-digits until there was 8:06 left in the half.
Indiana opened up a 22-point lead with 10:12 remaining on a jumper from Guyton. Notre Dame pulled to within 12 with under a minute to play and the Hoosiers entered the locker room with a 37-24 advantage.
Haston led all scorers at the half with a season-high 13 points. He added six rebounds and three blocks. Guyton added eight points and dished out four assists.
The Hoosiers shot 51.6 percent from the floor in the opening 20:00 and never trailed by more than 12 points. They held Notre Dame to 32.1 percent from the floor in the first half and forced the Irish into 15 turnovers.
For the game Indiana shot 40.9 percent from the floor while the Irish
shot 34.5 percent. The Hoosiers forced Notre Dame into committing 28 turnovers
while committing only 10 of their own.
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