NCAAB Game Recap - Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:30 PM EST

IaSt
55
Baylor
68
F
Aub
64
Alab
83
F
Seton
78
Butl
70
F
UVA
50
FlaSt
54
F
KY
78
SCar
81
F
WichSt
53
Temp
65
F
Crei
80
GTown
83
F
Colg
67
Lafy
71
F
StFPA
100
FaDi
85
F
CenCT
55
SacHr
66
F
BC
50
Syr
76
F
Samf
63
ETSU
88
F
Tuls
65
ECU
49
F
Mia-FL
63
NCSU
80
F
GMas
67
GrgWas
73
F
Ford
56
Duques
58
F(OT)
Bry
67
(N/A)
71
F
Vermt
72
Bingha
53
F
Woff
59
Chat
72
F
LongI
69
StFNY
66
F
UMass
61
StBon
74
F
Ind
50
Rut
59
F
Albany
76
UNH
73
F(OT)
VMI
62
Mercer
73
F
UMassL
98
Maine
104
F(OT)
Navy
88
Leh
83
F
Evans
42
IndSt
65
F
Stony
65
Hartfo
68
F
Tenn
63
UGA
80
F
WCU
79
Furm
83
F
StPet
51
Fairf
61
F
UNCG
79
Citad
69
F
Buck
60
Amer
61
F
InWor
56
McNee
72
F
URI
71
StJos
61
F
Tex
76
OkSt
64
F
Xav
65
Marq
85
F
N DA
66
SDSt
87
F
SDak
70
NDSt
72
F
SFA
77
CenAR
76
F
Brad
91
MOSt
78
F
TXAMC
56
SeLA
62
F
Valpa
78
NrthIA
88
F
NWSt
73
Nich
72
F
SamH
80
Lamar
75
F(OT)
NOrl
106
HBU
98
F
ND
78
GaTec
74
F
Vand
55
Ark
75
F
StJon
58
Prov
63
F
SMU
62
Hou
71
F
TexSA
77
UTEP
80
F(OT)
NM
72
ColSt
105
F
Bois
78
AF
85
F
PSU
69
Minn
75
F
UCIrv
74
CS-Ful
61
F
Stan
74
UCLA
59
F
SJSU
87
UNLV
98
F
Army
HolyC
PPD

Jan 15, 2020, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Notre Dame (11-6)

29

49

78

Georgia Tech (8-9)

27

47

74

Hubb's 25 points lead Notre Dame past Georgia Tech 78-74
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 AM

ATLANTA (AP) This time, Notre Dame was prepared for the closing minutes of another close ACC game.

Lessons learned while suffering two losses last week by a combined eight points helped the Fighting Irish in another tight game.

Prentiss Hubb scored a career-high 25 points, John Mooney recorded another double-double and Notre Dame pulled away late to beat Georgia Tech 78-74 on Wednesday night.

"I thought it was really important as I'm watching this game unfold, we really need to finish this one," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after recalling last week's 73-68 loss to North Carolina State and a 67-64 "heartbreaking" loss to then-No. 13 Louisville.

"I think we can grow again here with this one," Brey said.

Hubb's follow-up layup gave the Fighting Irish (11-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 67-64 lead. T.J. Gibbs added a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to six points with 1:04 remaining.

Gibbs' long 3 came after Georgia Tech switched to a zone defense after playing man-to-man most of the game.

"The one time we went zone they hit a 3 on us," said Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner.

Jose Alvarado's layup with six seconds left cut Notre Dame's lead to 77-74. Hubb made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining for the final margin.

Gibbs had 17 points and Dane Goodwin added 15. Hubb and Gibbs carried most of the scoring load in the final minutes.

"We feed off each other's energy," Hubb said. "If we are playing in tandem and everything is flowing, I think we can be very dangerous in the ACC and the NCAA."

Michael Devoe led Georgia Tech (8-9, 3-4) with 22 points and nine rebounds. Moses Wright had 16 points.

The Yellow Jackets fell to 0-3 in home ACC games.

"It sucks. We've got to protect our home court," Alvarado said.

Mooney's hook shot with 2:48 remaining gave Notre Dame a 63-60 lead and gave the senior his 11th consecutive double-double, tying the school record. Mooney overcame 0-for-6 shooting from the field in the first half to finish with 10 points and 13 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 senior missed each of his six shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, in the first half. His only points came on two free throws.

Hubb drove the length of the court for a layup to end the first half, giving the Irish a 29-27 lead.

It was a familiar halftime scenario for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have trailed at the break in 13 of 17 games. They have rallied in the second half for four wins after trailing at halftime.

Even as Mooney began to find his shot, Georgia Tech took a 47-41 lead before Notre Dame scored six straight for a 50-49 advantage.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish showed good poise down the stretch, especially from Hubb. Notre Dame used only seven players but its veteran presence paid off in the final minutes.

Georgia Tech: Despite shooting 51.7 percent from the field and outscoring Notre Dame 48-32 in the paint, the Yellow Jackets fell short in yet another home loss. Alvarado had nine assists and Devoe played an all-around solid game.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE FUN

Mooney matched the Notre Dame record of 11 consecutive double-doubles set by Luke Harangody in the 2008-09 season.

"I don't really care about the personal stuff," Mooney said. "I really don't. I'm just glad we got the win."

Mooney's first field goal came on a jam about three minutes into the second half.

KEY STAT

Pastner said the key was Notre Dame's 7-0 advantage in offensive rebounds in the second half. "That created seven more shots for them," Pastner said. "That's the game right there."

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: Following a week off, the Fighting Irish play Syracuse on Jan. 22.

Georgia Tech: Remains home to face Virginia on Saturday night.

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Leaders

Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Pflueger 0 0 2 5 1 0
P. Hubb 25 0 3 3 2 0
Georgia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Moore 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Devoe 22 0 2 9 1 0

Team Comparison

ND GaTec
Points For 78 74
Field Goals 28/65-43% 30/58-52%
Three Pointers 8/26-31% 4/15-27%
Free Throws 14/19-74% 10/15-67%
Offensive Rebounds 10 5
Defensive Rebounds 23 27
Rebounds 35 32
Blocks 3 2
Steals 6 4
Turnovers 8 13
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 ND 78 @ GaTec 74 N. Laszewski 3 A. Price 2

Game Information

Stadium: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 5,899
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