Irish fall to Marquette; induct John Shumate into Ring of Honor

Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 1:29 AM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Marquette Golden Eagles earned a 15-point win in South Bend over Notre Dame on Sunday, taking down the Irish 79-64.

Nate Laszewski led Notre Dame on the scoreboard with 20 points, and was also the team’s leading rebounder with seven boards.

“We’ll get back to work Thursday,” said Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey after the game. “You’re lucky it counts one when you get a butt-whooping like that. We take our medicine, we accept responsibility, and I say ‘guys, I’ve got to figure out how to help you better.’ But I think you’ve got to give them credit, I think the physical athletic defense pushing you out sets the tone, but we are who we are right now. We’ll figure out later in the week after a few exams how to get our group better. But I give a lot of credit to Marquette.”

At halftime, the ND program inducted the 10th-ever individual inductee into its Ring of Honor: John Shumate. Shumate played for the team in the early 70′s and is one of a small handful of Irish players to average a double-double for his career. He was also a key piece of the Notre Dame team who stopped UCLA’s 88-game win streak back in 1974.

Prior to the game, Shumate touched on what it felt like to be back at Notre Dame.

“It exceeded all the expectations that I had,” he said. “To come back to this environment with all the love that I’ve received from top to bottom is far greater than what I’d ever imagined it could be, because I’d never been apart of anything like this. I thank God for all that he has done for me, and the mindset that he gave me, and the focus, and I give all the credit and praise to him.”

The Irish get a week off before returning to the court for game action against Georgia at State Farm Arena on Sunday, Dec. 18.