NCAAB Game Recap - Notre Dame at North Carolina State
Wed Jan 8, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Duke
73
GaTec
64
F
Kansas
79
IaSt
53
F
Vand
79
Aub
83
F
SDSU
72
Wyo
52
F
FlaSt
78
Wake
68
F
Hamp
73
USC-Up
83
F
Campbl
64
UNCA
62
F
StJon
66
GTown
87
F
Tuls
44
Cin
75
F
Pitt
73
UNC
65
F
ND
68
NCSU
73
F
Brad
72
Evans
52
F
MisSt
69
Alab
90
F
Hartfo
80
UMassL
68
F
UMBC
75
Bingha
79
F
Winth
79
HiPt
57
F
Radf
67
GWebb
64
F
WCU
97
VMI
85
F
Stony
81
Vermt
77
F
Furm
73
Chat
66
F
Duques
78
StJos
60
F
David
58
URI
69
F
Maine
51
UNH
57
F
ETSU
64
UNCG
57
F
LaSal
69
UMass
77
F
HolyC
64
Lafy
82
F
NW
62
Ind
66
F
StBon
61
GMas
49
F
Maris
70
Fairf
58
F
LoyMD
70
Colg
92
F
Navy
60
Buck
56
F
Leh
67
Boston
84
F
Amer
68
Army
60
F
TXAMC
73
SFA
72
F
Woff
67
Samf
62
F
SeLA
62
SamH
67
F
Longw
74
ChaSo
56
F
UCF
74
SMU
81
F
NWSt
72
InWor
66
F
NebOm
66
N DA
62
F
IPFW
77
W IL
69
F
GrgWas
58
StLou
63
F
CenAR
78
NOrl
86
F
Nich
61
Lamar
52
F
McNee
88
AbCh
84
F
Seton
83
Xav
71
F
Tul
61
UConn
67
F
SDSt
80
Denv
68
F
UNLV
66
Bois
73
F
Ill
71
Wisc
70
F
Okla
72
Tex
62
F
Ark
77
LSU
79
F
UCSB
63
CAPoly
45
F
CBap
83
CSBak
75
F
Nev
68
SJSU
70
F
LongB
77
CSNor
95
F

Jan 8, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Notre Dame (10-5)

39

29

68

North Carolina State (11-4)

34

39

73

N.C. State edges Notre Dame 73-68 behind Johnson's 27 points
Thu Jan 9, 2020 12:10 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Markell Johnson scored 27 points and D.J. Funderburk added 16 points, including two tiebreaking free throws with 1:38 remaining as N.C. State bounced back from a 12-point, second half deficit to edge Notre Dame 73-68 on Wednesday night.

Jericole Hellems scored 12 points and Braxton Beverly had 10 as N.C. State improved to 11-4 and 2-2 in the ACC. Prentiss Hubb led Notre Dame (10-5, 1-3) with a career-high 24 points, and T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney contributed 14 points apiece.

Funderburk's free throws put N.C. State ahead 68-66 for its first lead since the game's fourth minute. An errant Hubb pass resulted in an Irish turnover moments later, and Johnson's driving layup extended the Wolfpack's advantage to four points with 53 seconds to play.

Both teams entered the game without the services of key players. C.J. Bryce, N.C. State's leading scorer and rebounder, missed his third consecutive game as a result of a concussion. Notre Dame senior guard Rex Pflueger, meanwhile, did not play because of a bone bruise in his knee.

Hubb got the Irish off to a good start by improving on the strong shooting performance he turned in Saturday in an 88-87 win at Syracuse, when he was 6-for-12 from 3-point range and scored 22 points. On Wednesday night, he made four of his five 3-point attempts and scored 14 points in the first half as the Irish led by as many as nine points and reached halftime with a 39-34 advantage.

Johnson nearly kept pace with Hubb with 13 points, 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range and four assists in the first half. But the Wolfpack didn't attempt a free throw before halftime against a Notre Dame defense that entered the game leading the country in fewest fouls per game, and the Irish's 6-for-7 effort at the foul line resulted in a halftime advantage.

The Irish scored the first six points of the second half and led 51-39 after a Hubb layup with 15:21 remaining, but Funderburk began to assert himself late in the second half in the lane. He outmuscled an undermanned Notre Dame team that used just a six-player rotation, scoring eight points over a five-minute period, helping to turn a 58-49 deficit into a 60-60 tie.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: Consecutive solid performances in ACC road games will breathe some life into a season that wasn't looking particularly promising a week ago. If Hubb can continue scoring at the clip he has provided over the past two games, the Irish have enough pieces around him to be competitive in most of their ACC games.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack urgently needs Bryce to return to the lineup. He is averaging 16.1 points per game, and his absence leaves Johnson as N.C. State's only truly dynamic scorer. And with a difficult road test at Virginia Tech coming up, falling to 2-3 in ACC play wouldn't be palatable for a team with NCAA Tournament hopes.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: Plays host to No. 13 Louisville on Saturday.

N.C. State: Visits Virginia Tech on Saturday.

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Leaders

Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Hubb 24 0 2 3 2 1
T. Gibbs 14 0 6 3 2 0
North Carolina State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Andree 0 0 1 1 2 0
D. Dixon 0 0 2 3 0 0

Team Comparison

ND NCSU
Points For 68 73
Field Goals 27/57-47% 26/63-41%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 8/27-30%
Free Throws 8/10-80% 13/17-76%
Offensive Rebounds 12 16
Defensive Rebounds 24 18
Rebounds 41 37
Blocks 4 4
Steals 5 7
Turnovers 14 8
Personal Fouls 16 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 8 ND 68 @ NCSU 73 N. Laszewski 3 D. Daniels 2

Game Information

Stadium: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Attendance: 16,825
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