NCAAB Game Recap - UCLA at Notre Dame
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LongI
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Wagn
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBap
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Notre Dame 75, UCLA 61

Dec 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UCLA (7-4)

24

37

61

Notre Dame (8-3)

31

44

75

Notre Dame uses long-range shooting to beat UCLA 75-61
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:05 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) It’s not so much the capable part for Notre Dame from 3-point land, but sometimes the willing part.

On Saturday, the Fighting Irish showed both parts.

Prentiss Hubb scored 20 points, dealt six assists and finished 5 of 10 outside the arc, and fellow sophomore guard Dane Goodwin added 16 points as Notre Dame defeated UCLA 75-61.

“We talked about how we can’t turn down the open shots,” Hubb said after the Irish finished 15 of 39 from long range for 38.5%.

“(Teammate John) Mooney said if you turn down open shots, that’s basically being selfish,” Hubb said, “because we all practice every day, work on our craft. We know each other and know we can hit open shots, so we just have to take those.”

T.J. Gibbs scored 15 points for the Irish (8-3), draining 4 of 10 on triples, while Mooney netted 14 points to go with 15 rebounds.

The Bruins (7-4) placed just one player in double digits, that being junior Chris Smith with eight of his 10 in the second half. Redshirt freshman Shareef O’Neal, the son of Shaquille O’Neal, added a team-high 11 rebounds and eight points in just 17 minutes off the bench.

Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, who was coaching his 800th collegiate game, called the willingness of his point guard to shoot a key to the win.

“No question, Prentiss needs to be aggressive and hunt his shot,” Brey said. “Sometimes I think he gets into quarterbacking too much, just being a point guard and not (shooting). … We’ve tried to talk to him about that the last couple days, so hopefully he can build off that.”

The Irish were coming off a record-tying 20 3-pointers in 39 tries during a blowout win over Detroit Mercy on Tuesday.

“Tuesday was some therapy, let’s be honest,” Brey said after his team continued to regain its long-range touch against the Bruins.

“We had some bad breakdowns,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said of contesting shots. “We had three or four possessions where it’s like, who’s guarding the guy, and that’s our youth and inexperience.”

Cronin, though, pointed to his team’s offense as an even bigger issue.

“Our offense got us beat,” he said after the Bruins hit just 30% from the field in the first half, 35% for the game and 10 of 20 free throws. “You can’t shoot 30% from the field, 50 from the foul line. We would have to play a high school team to win with those numbers.”

UCLA big men Cody Riley and Jalen Hill - averaging a combined 23 points and shooting a combined 57% from the field entering the day - finished at a combined nine points and 3 of 16 from the field.

“It’s hard to believe,” Cronin said of those numbers. “They were in a rush. They weren’t on balance.”

BIG PICTURE

UCLA: In the only true road game of their pre-conference season, the Bruins again fell flat away from home, not boding well for when they get into Pac-12 play. UCLA is just 1-3 outside Pauley Pavilion, all three losses coming by double digits and two of those to unranked clubs.

Notre Dame: The Irish continued to bounce back from losing gritty guard Robby Carmody to a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 4. Two of Notre Dame’s three losses this season have been on the road against top-10 teams, but the team is also just 0-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play as the ACC-exclusive part of its season nears.

INDIANA BLOOD

Though situated on the West Coast, UCLA continues to sport an Indiana flavor, which has been the case during much of its standard-setting history.

Bruins freshman starter Tyger Campbell prepped at La Lumiere School, just 40 minutes from the Notre Dame campus, while Indiana native and former IU guard Michael Lewis is in his first season as a UCLA assistant.

Of course, legendary coach John Wooden grew up in Indiana, played at Purdue, taught in South Bend and coached at Indiana State before going on to win 10 national titles in a 12-year span with the Bruins.

The program’s most recent coach before Cronin took over this year was Indiana native Steve Alford.

BOARD BEASTS

Despite its four losses, UCLA has outrebounded every one of its 11 opponents this season, standing at plus-8.8 per game.

“That’s an effort stat,” Cronin said. “We can control effort and we try to do that. You’re always happy with that.”

“They got a little too many offensive rebounds today,” Mooney said after the Bruins won that battle 15-9 and the overall board count 48-40, “but those are some big dudes.”

UP NEXT

UCLA: The Bruins go a week between games before meeting No. 17 North Carolina next Saturday at the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas.

Notre Dame: The Irish also have a week to prepare for their next game, facing Indiana next Saturday at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.

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Leaders

UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Kyman 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Smith 10 0 2 5 0 1
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Pflueger 0 0 3 4 0 0
P. Hubb 20 0 6 0 0 1

Team Comparison

UCLA ND
Points For 61 75
Field Goals 22/63-35% 24/63-38%
Three Pointers 7/16-44% 15/39-38%
Free Throws 10/20-50% 12/17-71%
Offensive Rebounds 15 9
Defensive Rebounds 33 31
Rebounds 51 42
Blocks 4 5
Steals 4 3
Turnovers 9 6
Personal Fouls 18 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 UCLA 61 @ ND 75 J. Hill 3 J. Durham 2

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 8,083
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