NCAAB Game Recap - Louisville at Notre Dame
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Gonz
87
LoyMa
62
F
Wake
59
Duke
90
F
Baylor
67
Kansas
55
F
UGA
60
Aub
82
F
Bois
65
SDSU
83
F
AzSt
69
Oreg
78
F
OhSt
54
Ind
66
F
Lou
67
ND
64
F
Alab
67
KY
76
F
UMass
60
Dayt
88
F
GTown
66
Vill
80
F
TxTch
54
WVU
66
F
Syr
63
UVA
55
F(OT)
Wisc
58
PSU
49
F
Tul
65
Temp
51
F
Cin
68
UCF
54
F
Rut
51
Ill
54
F
DeP
67
StJon
74
F
SCar
55
Tenn
56
F
Merrim
62
RobM
94
F
BGSU
83
Ohio
74
F
Vermt
74
UMBC
50
F
Lafy
65
LoyMD
62
F
Army
59
Boston
81
F
SMU
68
ECU
71
F
NCC
66
DelSt
68
F
OkSt
40
TCU
52
F
Detr
67
YSU
69
F
Crei
77
Xav
65
F
Charl
56
W&M
67
F
NCSU
58
VaTec
72
F
URI
65
VACom
56
F
Del
68
Tows
84
F
Samf
67
Chat
105
F
Ford
44
StBon
64
F
Campbl
63
Radf
68
F
GMas
76
LaSal
63
F
IlSt
52
IndSt
65
F
ULMo
62
GASt
84
F
HolyC
60
Buck
75
F
StJos
83
David
89
F(OT)
Denv
80
W IL
86
F
CoCar
82
TexAr
77
F
FlInt
78
Rice
92
F
Maine
70
Albany
76
F
Oakl
68
Clev
55
F
E IL
66
MorSt
69
F
TexAM
69
Vand
50
F
CenMI
73
Kent
79
F
(N/A)
58
CenCT
46
F
Norf
71
How
63
F
Hou
61
Tuls
63
F
Copp
80
BethC
85
F
Duques
66
GrgWas
61
F
Drake
61
Valpa
66
F
SoMis
70
TexSA
80
F
NrthIA
80
MOSt
57
F
FlAtl
58
N TX
81
F
Evans
44
LoyIL
78
F
MtStM
67
Bry
65
F
FlGlf
66
Stetsn
62
F(OT)
Marq
55
Seton
69
F
HiPt
62
Presb
77
F
OlDom
47
Charl
53
F
Colg
70
Navy
63
F
Drex
78
JMU
71
F
ULLa
51
GaSo
71
F
UNCW
63
Elon
80
F
SIU-E
72
E KY
78
F
VMI
55
ETSU
61
F
SamH
82
CenAR
89
F
NCAT
91
MD-ES
53
F
Morg
68
FlaAM
77
F
NebOm
81
SDak
91
F
Clem
79
UNC
76
F(OT)
Nebras
57
NW
62
F
E MI
68
NIU
71
F
NWSt
76
McNee
85
F
TXAMC
56
AbCh
68
F
FaDi
70
LongI
84
F
Nich
69
SeLA
58
F
N AL
82
Lipsco
69
F
NJIT
78
NFla
66
F
Troy
68
ArkSt
76
F(OT)
ColSt
81
SJSU
70
F
App
57
TxSt
82
F
APSU
71
JacSt
67
F
Mercer
71
WCU
79
F
Jacksn
37
Lib
54
F
NOrl
70
InWor
73
F
TNSt
75
SEMO
73
F
Belm
85
TN-M
78
F
SthAL
52
ArkLR
43
F
Bingha
66
UMassL
85
F
UNCA
71
ChaSo
69
F
GaTec
71
BC
52
F
WaSt
62
Stan
88
F
IdaSt
71
NoAZ
67
F
UMKC
71
NMSt
74
F
AF
78
NM
84
F
Ark
76
Miss
72
F
W Ky
69
MidTN
53
F
StLou
74
Rich
58
F
Longw
80
Hamp
83
F
JackSt
76
Alc
65
F
Gram
61
South
56
F
Citad
71
Woff
73
F
USF
79
Pacif
75
F
UNLV
78
Wyo
69
F(OT)
WIMil
87
WIGB
80
F
SDSt
70
IPFW
61
F
GWebb
95
Winth
99
F(3OT)
W MI
59
Toled
67
F
UNH
48
Stony
73
F
StFNY
80
StFPA
81
F
Amer
73
Leh
82
F
UNCG
86
Furm
73
F
Okla
68
IaSt
81
F
CS-Ful
59
UCRiv
65
F
SCla
67
StMar
66
F
Wash
58
Cal
61
F(OT)
Nev
70
UtSt
80
F
PorSt
77
MTSt
76
F
CBap
61
GrCan
57
F
ChiSt
63
TexPA
87
F
KansSt
50
Tex
64
F
N DA
73
Oral
88
F
MisSt
59
LSU
60
F
Lamar
102
HBU
92
F
SIU
48
Brad
67
F
Marsh
50
UAB
61
F
ArkPB
49
AlaAM
59
F
Fla
75
Mizzu
91
F
PVAM
67
TXSo
71
F
LaTec
64
UTEP
61
F
Murr
81
TNTec
69
F
Portl
70
BYU
96
F
MsVl
75
AlSt
81
F
CSNor
56
CAPoly
74
F
USC
74
UCLA
63
F
UtVal
50
Seatt
83
F
LongB
55
UCSB
52
F
Pepp
85
USD
78
F
HI
60
UCIrv
74
F
Web
57
Sac
71
F

Jan 11, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(13) Louisville (13-3)

36

31

67

Notre Dame (10-6)

24

40

64

Nwora leads way, No. 13 Louisville beats Notre Dame 67-64
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:54 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton came up big when the No. 13 Cardinals needed him the most on the road against Notre Dame.

“My teammates did a nice job finding me. It wasn’t my night offensively,” said the 6-foot-5 Sutton, who hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final 4:05 to finish with 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Cardinals closed with a 10-5 run to hold off an Irish upset bid in a 67-64 Atlantic Coast Conference victory on Saturday.

ACC leading scorer Jordan Nwora had a game-high 20 points and reserve guard Ryan McMahon added 17 for the Cardinals (13-3, 4-1 ACC) to begin a three-game road trip.

“This team needed to figure a way to cut through some adversity,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said after the Cardinals won their second straight game after losing two straight to ranked teams, 78-70 to in-state rival Kentucky in overtime on Dec. 28 and 78-65 against Florida State a week ago. “I loved the way we finished the game. A couple of our guys played like experienced players in a tough moment, Dwayne Sutton in particular.”

John Mooney, who notched his 10th straight double-double and 13th of the season with 15 points and 19 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (10-6, 1-4), credited Sutton after Notre Dame stumbled at the end for its second straight loss.

“When Sutton hits two bombs at the end, it’s tough - you tip your hat,” Mooney said. “They just made more plays down the stretch.”

T.J. Gibbs matched Mooney’s 15 points, scoring 13 after intermission, and reserve Dane Goodwin had 14, 11 in the second half, as the Irish managed to erase a 36-24 deficit but failed to finish again.

“I feel for us the way we battled back,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. “Give them credit – they’re really good and Sutton drilled two really big ones.”

Trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half, Notre Dame opened the second with an 11-1 run. Mooney’s 3-pointer brought the Irish within 36-29 early in the half and then Goodwin hit a pair of 3-pointers to cut the Louisville lead to 37-35.

McMahon re-entered the game, and he and Nwora hit 3-pointers to give Louisville an edge, but the Irish kept coming and Goodwin’s third 3-pointer gave them a 55-53 lead with 7:04 left.

A Goodwin follow of a Prentiss Hubb miss made it 59-55 Irish with 5:25 left as Louisville missed six of seven shots. But after a timeout with 4:05 left, a 10-5 Louisville run, fueled by two 3-pointers by Sutton, sealed the victory.

From an 11-11 tie with 13:09 left in the first half, the Cardinals pulled away to a 12-point halftime lead built on 41% shooting (15 of 37) and a strong defensive performance that limited the Irish to just 31% shooting (11 of 35). Notre Dame endured a pair of scoring droughts of 4:05 and 4:39.

McMahon, who started the first 13 games of the season, entered the game at 14:29 and broke the tie with a baseline drive and underhand scoop reverse lay-in. He then added an uncontested drive the next time down the floor for a 15-11 Louisville lead, forcing Brey to call a timeout.

McMahon, who had 12 points to match Nwora in the opening period, added a pair of 3-pointers and another scoop layup with 5:29 to play in the half to put the Cardinals up 30-14, their biggest lead.

It might have been worse for the Irish if not for Mooney, who had 10 rebounds in the first 11 minutes on his way to 13 in the first half. His dunk off an inbound pass from Hubb with 38 seconds remaining gave him a first-half double-double.

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: The Cardinals had a 28-16 edge in bench points in the game, including 18-3 in the first half thanks to McMahon's 5-of-9 shooting and 12 points. McMahon, a 6-foot redshirt senior guard, called Notre Dame a dream school after growing up in Sarasota, Florida and attending Cardinal Mooney High School.

“My dad’s family is all from here,” said McMahon, whose 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 27 minutes were a season high. “In the summer, we’d go to the (Notre Dame campus) and try to sneak into the stadium. I do love playing here.”

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish continued their shooting struggles. Guards Hubb, Gibbs and Rex Pflueger were a combined 3 of 13 (23%) in the first half as Louisville seemed content to allow Mooney to get his points and rebounds.

“We’re a very poised group to be able to claw and fight back,” Mooney said of Notre Dame’s second-half rally that saw the Irish hit 15 of 31 shots (48%). “We’ve got to stop putting ourselves in that position in the first half.”

“We’ve just got to finish these games,” Goodwin added. “It’s a play here or there. We have to make those plays to win.”

UP NEXT

Louisville: Cardinals continue their road trip Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

Notre Dame: Fighting Irish visit Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Williamson 0 0 0 3 0 0
J. Nwora 20 0 1 4 1 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Gibbs 15 0 2 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Lou ND
Points For 67 64
Field Goals 26/62-42% 26/66-39%
Three Pointers 9/20-45% 10/30-33%
Free Throws 6/8-75% 2/3-67%
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Defensive Rebounds 29 27
Rebounds 40 42
Blocks 1 6
Steals 8 7
Turnovers 10 11
Personal Fouls 13 9
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 Lou 67 @ ND 64 D. Perry 1 N. Laszewski 2

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 8,404
Game Time: