(Blacksburg, VA) — The Fighting Irish lost their first game of the ACC season, falling to Number-10 Virginia Tech 81-66 in Blacksburg. Guard TJ Gibbs went for a team-high 19 points as John Mooney had nine points and 10 rebounds. Notre Dame is now 10-and-4 on the season. The Irish will welcome Syracuse to South Bend on Saturday. Butler will welcome Georgetown to Hinkle Fieldhouse tonight as the two teams begin their Big East season. The Bulldogs are 9-and-4 on the season following a 34-point loss against Florida on Saturday.