Georgetown Sputters Without Freeman

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Both 11th-ranked Georgetown and Notre Dame were without their leading scorers when the ball was tipped on Saturday at Verizon Center. Both teams needed a victory to bolster their standing in the highly competitive Big East.

But Notre Dame did a far better job compensating for the absence of its star, Luke Harangody, who has a bone bruise in his right knee. Meanwhile, Georgetown sputtered with its scoring machine, Austin Freeman, limited to 23 minutes and five points by an apparent illness.

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