NCAAB Game Recap - Notre Dame at North Carolina
Wed Nov 6, 2019 7:00 PM EST

ND
65
UNC
76
F
UVA
48
Syr
34
F
Cin
56
OhSt
64
F
NoAZ
52
Ariz
91
F
WIGB
57
Purd
79
F
Wake
70
BC
77
F
IUPUI
47
Butl
80
F
Mercer
79
StJon
109
F
BrwP
35
GASt
104
F
(N/A)
68
BethC
110
F
(N/A)
50
ETSU
79
F
(N/A)
44
Morg
71
F
MtStM
68
GTown
81
F
(N/A)
52
Hamp
112
F
McNee
65
W MI
75
F
N AL
55
SCar
77
F
(N/A)
64
Maine
84
F
(N/A)
58
Kent
97
F
SJSU
79
Hof
71
F
NJIT
75
Colg
80
F
LoyLA
70
South
87
F
(N/A)
70
SFA
89
F
Charl
74
JMU
79
F
SeLA
55
Tul
76
F
FlaSt
61
Pitt
63
F
Oral
75
OkSt
80
F
LaTec
82
TXAMC
49
F
SEMO
65
Vand
83
F
NWSt
63
TexAM
77
F
(N/A)
51
SthAL
82
F
InWor
42
Mizzu
82
F
Belm
72
IlSt
79
F
ETXB
70
Gram
102
F
(N/A)
55
DeP
84
F
ARMon
49
ArkSt
65
F
(N/A)
71
NM
92
F
JackSt
62
UCSB
83
F
Mont
62
Stan
73
F
LongB
65
UCLA
69
F

Nov 6, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Notre Dame (0-1)

31

34

65

(9) North Carolina (1-0)

30

46

76

Freshman Anthony scores 34 points, No. 9 UNC beats Irish
Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:41 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Cole Anthony didn't need much time to make his mark on the North Carolina record book.

Anthony set the school record for scoring by a freshman in his debut, finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds while leading the ninth-ranked Tar Heels past Notre Dame 76-65 in their opener Wednesday night.

With his father - former UNLV and NBA guard Greg Anthony - in the stands, the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason freshman of the year broke Rashad McCants' 17-year-old scoring record by a freshman in his first game and finished 12 of 24 from the field with six 3-pointers.

"It's cool, I'm going to - not celebrate, but be happy about it a little bit tonight, give myself a little pat on the back," Anthony said. "But we've got practice tomorrow. We've got to lock back in. We've got a game on Friday."

Anthony scored 15 points during a 29-13 second-half run that put the Tar Heels in control.

Prentiss Hubb scored a career-high 22 points, T.J. Gibbs added 19 and John Mooney finished with 10 for the Fighting Irish. They led 37-32 just under 2 minutes into the second half.

That's when Anthony took over. He started the run with a runner, reeled off seven straight points for his team and hit three 3s in a 4-minute span, the last of which gave the Tar Heels their first double-figure lead at 61-50 with 9 minutes remaining.

"Sometimes, I used to say, Tyler Hansbrough carried us," Williams said of about the former national player of the year. "Cole Anthony carried us tonight. ... That was pretty impressive, to say the least."

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish had never opened a season with a conference game - in any of their conferences - and this was a tough ask, though they did more than simply play the foil in Anthony's debut. They outscored UNC 12-2 during the few minutes when Anthony was resting on the bench, built that second-half lead on Hubb's shooting but couldn't contain the Tar Heels' freshman down the stretch.

"I thought his dagger 3s were a big part of it," coach Mike Brey said. "I love how we played. We came ready to battle, but he just got on one of those rolls that we've all seen on the AAU circuit. You guys just didn't see it yet. But you saw it tonight. So I thought that was really the difference."

North Carolina: Anthony certainly lived up to the hype, becoming the first UNC freshman with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game since Hansbrough against Georgia Tech in 2006. He helped the Tar Heels reach a milestone - they earned their 700th ACC victory, the first program in the conference with that many wins.

THE EYES HAVE IT

Anthony - an eyeglass-wearer off the court - started the game wearing a pair of prescription goggles but ditched them during the first half because he said they affected his depth perception. "When I took those off, something clicked," Anthony said.

RECORD BOOK

The record Anthony broke was previously held by McCants, who scored 28 points in the opener against Penn State in 2002.

ON THE OTHER HAND

At times, the Tar Heels looked like they haven't played together very often - for good reason. Four players - three of them newcomers - were in the starting lineup for the first time at the school. North Carolina had 18 turnovers and 12 of them were committed by players making their regular-season debuts at UNC.

CHAPEL THRILLS

The two best games of Hubb's career have come at the Smith Center. He set his previous high of 18 points in the Irish's loss here last January.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: Hosts Robert Morris on Saturday.

North Carolina: Visits UNC Wilmington and former Tar Heels assistant C.B. McGrath on Friday night.

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Leaders

Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Doherty 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Hubb 22 0 6 2 1 0
North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Huffman 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

ND UNC
Points For 65 76
Field Goals 24/68-35% 27/59-46%
Three Pointers 9/31-29% 10/20-50%
Free Throws 8/14-57% 10/17-59%
Offensive Rebounds 8 14
Defensive Rebounds 23 37
Rebounds 36 55
Blocks 0 4
Steals 10 2
Turnovers 6 18
Personal Fouls 13 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UNC Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 6 ND 65 @ UNC 76 R. Pflueger 1 J. Pierce 5

Game Information

Stadium: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 21,750
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