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Harangody injured in Irish loss to Seton Hall

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  • Seton Hall's Herb Pope, left, blocks a shot by Notre Dame' Tyrone Nash during the second half Thursday.

      Seton Hall's Herb Pope, left, blocks a shot by Notre Dame' Tyrone Nash during the second half Thursday.
    Associated Press

 

Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody was forced to leave in the second half Thursday night with an injured left knee in the Irish's 90-87 loss to host Seton Hall.

The nation's No. 3 scorer was injured while coming down on a rebound attempt with 8:42 to play. He left the court, was treated and returned briefly before leaving the game again.

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"I came down funny and twisted my knee," said Harangody, who collected 13 points and 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. "I felt something wasn't right. At first, I was really worried, but I put ice and pressure on it and it felt a little better. But after a second, it didn't feel right and I came out."

Jeremy Hazell rebounded from one of his worst games of the season to score 35 points to lead Seton Hall (13-9, 4-7 Big East) over the Irish (17-8, 6-6 Big East).

Harangody, who was averaging 24.5 points and 10.1 rebounds, sat at the end of the Notre Dame bench in the final minutes with a towel wrapped around his neck.

"I think we have to see how it feels tomorrow," Harangody said. "The trainers checked it out and they told me that I shouldn't worry about anything. It could be just a sprain. It feels a lot better now."

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Harangody just came down wrong.

"At first, I thought it was his ankle, but it was his knee," Brey said. "He tried to give it a go, but he said it was sore. I think we did a heck of a job without him."

Michigan 71, Minnesota 63: DeShawn Sims had 21 of his 27 points for Michigan in the second half, Manny Harris pitched in 20 points to lead the visiting Wolverines (5-7, 12-12 Big Ten) past Minnesota (5-6, 14-9). Michigan, the Big Ten's worst 3-point shooting team, went 7-for-14 from behind the arc and used that confusing, smothering 1-3-1 zone defense to send the Gophers to a costly defeat. Harris added 7 assists for the Wolverines, who committed only 8 turnovers.

E. Illinois 76, Morehead St. 75: Visiting Morehead State (17-8, 11-3 Ohio Valley) called a timeout it didn't have with one second left in the game, and Tyler Laser (16 points) hit a pair of free throws to lift Eastern Illinois (13-11, 7-7) to a wild win.

W. Illinois 64, Oral Roberts 62: Ceola Clark nearly doubled his season average with 25 points to lead visiting Western Illinois (10-14, 3-10 Summit) to a victory over Oral Roberts (14-12, 9-5). Clark, who entered with a 13.4 average, was 10 of 15 from the field for the Leathernecks. His basket with 1:22 left gave them a 64-60 lead.

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