CBKB: Notre Dame's Luke Harangody hurts right knee
NEWARK, N.J. — Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody hopes he won't be out too long with an injured right knee.
He was forced to leave the Irish's 90-87 loss to Seton Hall Thursday night in the second half.
"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."
The nation's No. 3 scorer was hurt 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.
"I came down funny and twisted my knee," Harangody said after collecting 13 points and six 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."
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. He also had an ice bag on his right knee after the game.
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. We hadn't played much without him all year, but in the end, we had a fighting chance. I don't anticipate him being out long. We'll see where we're at tomorrow. We'll ice him down and take a better look at it tomorrow."
Harangody's 13 points gave his 1,324 in the conference, moving him into third place overall ahead of Seton Hall's Terry Dehere (1,320). Troy Bell of Boston College is No. 2 in conference scoring with 1,388 and Syracuse's Lawrence Moten is No. 1 with 1,405.