NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame men's basketball loses to Texas Tech in Round 2

Joe Mutascio
ND Insider

Notre Dame men's basketball's NCAA Tournament run is over.

No. 11 seed Notre Dame fell to No. 3 seed Texas Tech on Sunday night in their West Region second round matchup by a final score of 59-53.

For more on how the loss unfolded and what it means going forward, click on the link below and check out the liveblog from the game.

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Final score: Notre Dame 53, Texas Tech 59

0:40 2nd H, Notre Dame 52, Texas Tech 57

Notre Dame's 11th turnover comes as Tech has regained the lead and is hitting their free throws to the tune of 13 for 14 in the second half.

1:51 2nd H, Notre Dame 52, Texas Tech 51

Irish still clinging to the lead late.

Dane Goodwin has been key

The game has had six ties and 11 different lead changes, but Goodwin has been the difference in the game to this point, with 8 rebounds and 14 points. He's the only Irish player in double figures.

3:49 2nd H, Notre Dame 49, Texas Tech 47

This one is coming to down to the wire as Notre Dame has reclaimed the lead late in the second half.

6:58 2nd H, Notre Dame 44, Texas Tech 47

The Irish went on an 11-2 run but Texas Tech recovered following a timeout to retake the lead. One thing to watch - Texas Tech is only 3-7 from the line so far on the night.

8:44 2nd H, Notre Dame 44, Texas Tech 41

A shot clock malfunction costs Notre Dame an easy layup, but Trey Wertz answered with a huge 3 and Notre Dame has momentum.

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10:36 2nd H, Notre Dame 39, Texas Tech 39

We are all tied up!

12:25 2nd H, Notre Dame 36, Texas Tech 39

The Irish got a huge three from Dane Goodwin after a steal and massive dunk on the other end.  As it seemed like the score and momentum was starting to get away from them, Notre Dame closes to within three as timeout stops play.

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14:01 2nd H, Notre Dame 31, Texas Tech 35

Notre Dame is still keeping it close, thanks in part to five offensive fouls by Tech.  Five of their seven turnovers have been due to offensive fouls.

17:10 2nd H, Notre Dame 27, Texas Tech 33

The momentum Notre Dame went into halftime with didn't seem to carryover as they start the second with some missed contested shots.  Down by 6 early.

Halftime Notre Dame 25, Texas Tech 26

Notre Dame went on a 5-0 run to close out the first half, heading into the break down by just one.  Have to feel pretty good about their response to some early adversity.

0:31 1st H, Notre Dame 23, Texas Tech 26

Kevin Obanor came alive scoring 9 of Tech's 11 points at one point late in the half.   The Irish answered an easy layup with a three then a blocked shot on the other end as they look to build some momentum heading into the half.  

4:05 1st H, Notre Dame 18, Texas Tech 22

After Notre Dame took a brief 18-17 lead, a pair of missed Texas free throws were answered by an Irish air ball and a Red Raiders field goal.  Texas came down and scored again with an and-one but missed the free throw. 

7:32 1st H, Notre Dame 13, Texas Tech 13

Texas Tech was also issued a flopping warning aeach team traded missed three attempts.  The Irish got a big 3-pointer from Nate Laszewski to tie things up midway through the first half. 

11:09 1st H, Notre Dame 7, Texas Tech 13

Notre Dame is in a major scoring drought with no points in the last five minutes plus.  On the other end, a flopping warning was issued against the Irish after hard contact.

13:49 1st H, Notre Dame 7, Texas Tech 8

Notre Dame gave up the lead coming out of the first media timeout, then had a shot blocked on their first possession.  Solid defense is keeping them right with the higher- seeded Red Raiders so far.

16:49 1st H, Notre Dame 7, Texas Tech 6

After Texas Tech won the tipoff and got the scoring started, Notre Dame answered by trading buckets and then picking up both free throws on the first foul of the game.

Approaching tipoff

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