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Notre Dame loses to Indiana State

SOUTH BEND – After watching his team lose for the first time at home in November in his 14 years at the school, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey was disappointed.

"If it was a team you didn't feel was going to have a good year," said Brey after the 83-70 loss to Indiana State on Sunday. "I'd be much more distraught."

The Sycamores improved to 2-1, handing the 21st-ranked Irish their first loss of the season after two wins.

"We got beat by one heck of a basketball team today," Brey said. "I think their veteran poise was better than our veteran poise. It was Indiana State imposing their will on us on both ends of the floor."

The Irish were led by Eric Atkins' 18 points while Jerian Grant added 17 and Pat Connaughton chipped in 16. No other Irish player scored more than six points.

Five Sycamores scored in double figures, led by Justin Gant's 17 points and Smith's 15. Manny Arop chipped in 13 while Jake Odum and Devonte Brown each added 10.

"It's a tough one," Connaughton said. "We've got to get better. I think that showed today. They're a very good team. They beat us straight up and won both halves. This is something we've got to go back to and take with us for the rest of the season."

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