Connaugton leads Irish to 70-63 win over Va. Tech - FOX 35 News Orlando

Connaugton leads Irish to 70-63 win over Va. Tech

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By TOM COYNE
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Pat Connaughton scored 21 points, Demetrius Jackson added 13 and Notre Dame ended a three-game losing streak, beating Virginia Tech 70-63 Sunday night.

The Irish (11-7, 2-3 ACC) ended their losing streak on a night when former coach Digger Phelps was inducted into the school's Ring of Honor on the 40th anniversary of his second-ranked Notre Dame squad beating UCLA 71-70 to end the Bruins' 88-game winning streak. The Hokies (8-9, 1-4) lost their fourth straight and for the sixth time in seven tries.

The Hokies, who trailed by 15 at halftime, cut the lead to 53-51 when Devin Wilson hit a 3-pointer and followed that up with a free throw. But the Irish responded quickly with a pair of 3-pointers by Connaughton and Steve Vasturia.

The Hokies cut the lead to 68-63 with 20 seconds left on a free throw by Cadarian Raines, but couldn't get any closer.

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