NCAAB Game Recap - Wake Forest at Notre Dame
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Baylor
67
IaSt
53
F
SDSU
85
NM
57
F
Lou
86
BC
69
F
Dayt
73
Duques
69
F
DeP
57
Seton
64
F
WVU
81
TxTch
89
F
Vand
62
KY
71
F
NW
50
MSU
79
F
Hou
69
ECU
59
F
Alab
76
LSU
90
F
Ind
49
PSU
64
F
Buck
59
Army
68
F
Mercer
71
ETSU
55
F
Temp
63
UConn
78
F
Mem
59
UCF
57
F
Wake
80
ND
90
F
David
104
GrgWas
107
F(4OT)
MOSt
66
NrthIA
95
F
Valpa
69
Brad
80
F
Stony
84
UMassL
76
F
UNCG
72
WCU
58
F
Monm
63
StPet
66
F
Vermt
56
UNH
43
F
HolyC
66
Navy
81
F
Albany
67
UMBC
63
F
StJos
76
UMass
91
F
Drake
56
IndSt
58
F
Bingha
57
Hartfo
73
F
VMI
72
Furm
74
F(OT)
StBon
62
Ford
55
F(OT)
Woff
79
Citad
56
F
Lafy
80
Colg
78
F
LoyMD
77
Boston
92
F
Chat
92
Samf
84
F
TXAMC
61
SamH
80
F
Nich
74
McNee
80
F(OT)
SoFL
66
Tul
52
F
Tex
62
TCU
61
F
Okla
53
KansSt
61
F
SeLA
68
CenAR
88
F
LoyIL
63
SIU
68
F
SDSt
76
Oral
61
F
NWSt
82
NOrl
74
F
Evans
66
IlSt
77
F
InWor
84
HBU
82
F
StLou
77
LaSal
76
F(OT)
AbCh
61
SFA
71
F
SCar
79
Ark
77
F
Marq
84
Xav
82
F(2OT)
CBap
65
UtVal
61
F
Nev
91
ColSt
92
F
SJSU
71
Bois
99
F
AzSt
65
WaSt
67
F

Jan 29, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wake Forest (9-11)

41

39

80

Notre Dame (12-8)

36

54

90

Gibbs, Mooney and bench propel Irish past Deacons, 90-80
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:32 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey got expected production from T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney but was particularly giddy over the performance of 6-foot-10 reserve Nate Laszewski in Wednesday's 90-80 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest.

"We've seen (sophomores) Prentiss (Hubb) and Dane (Goodwin) kind of look like `here they come,"' Brey said after Notre Dame ended a two-game ACC losing streak and won its first league game at home. "I thought tonight was that night for Nate the way he hunted his shot and was so active defensively."

Laszewski had a season-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line to add to Gibbs' team-high 23 points and Mooney's 16th double-double of the season of 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (12-8, 3-6 ACC).

Goodwin added 14 points as the Irish bench had a 32-23 edge over the Demon Deacons (9-11, 2-8), who got a game-high 24 points from Brandon Childress.

"Everyone on the team tells me when I have a look to step up and take it, to play with confidence and play with swagger," Laszewski said.

"Shoot that thing, Nate, every single time you touch it," Gibbs joked after hitting 3-of-7 3-pointers himself, Notre Dame made 10 of 26 from long range (39%) for the game, including 7 of 15 in the second half when the Irish shot 53% (17 of 32) while outscoring the Demon Deacons 54-39 after the break.

Childress, who missed Wake Forest's overtime loss Sunday to Virginia with a leg injury, scored just eight points in the second half as the Irish clamped down defensively on the Demon Deacons, who lost their third straight game.

"The ballgame today was a tale of two halves," Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said after 7-0 center Olivier Sarr scored 18 points and Isaiah Mucius added 13. "Offensively we were efficient and did some things (in the first half). Second half, not so much. We knew going in that Notre Dame shoots a lot of 3s and shoots them at a high clip."

Childress scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first half as the Demon Deacons took a 41-36 halftime lead. Wake Forest hit eight of its first 11 shots (73%) before finishing at 53% (16 of 30).

Mooney, who had 12 double-doubles in a row before Florida State held him to five rebounds in an 85-84 ACC loss Saturday, started slowly. He didn't have a rebound until 9:58 remained in the first half and got his first basket 19 seconds later, but he finished with eight points and six rebounds to lead the Irish, who hit just one of their first seven shots (14%) before finishing at 35% (12 of 34).

Mooney's three-point play tied the game at 43-43 with 17:17 to go. He had his double-double with his 10th rebound with 16:52 left before Rex Pflueger hit a 3-pointer to give the Irish the lead, 46-45, with 16:32 remaining. Gibbs hit three free throws to stretch the Irish lead to 49-45.

Then with Mooney and fellow big man Juwan Durham resting, the Irish stretched the lead to eight, 54-46, on a drive by Laszewski with 14:27 remaining. A Gibbs floater in the lane made it 60-51 with 11:31 when Manning called a timeout.

Notre Dame forged a 12-point lead, 68-56, with 8:45 remaining on a Mooney basket. But the Demon Deacons closed to within 77-74 with 3:35 forcing Brey to call a timeout. The Irish responded with a 3-pointer by Laszewski and a three-point play by Gibbs to hold off the Demon Deacons.

BIG PICTURE

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons, who entered the game hitting just 42% from the floor, were hot in the first half but couldn't maintain their accuracy, hitting just four of their first 10 shots in the second half while Notre Dame took control with a 24-10 run.

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish entered the game just 2-6 in the ACC with five of the losses coming by five points or less - two by one point, including last Saturday's 85-84 loss at No. 5 Florida State that had Brey questioning the officiating and earning the school a $20,000 fine from the league.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest: Saturday home vs. Clemson.

Notre Dame: Saturday home vs. Georgia Tech.

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Leaders

Wake Forest PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Childress 24 0 5 6 2 0
O. Sarr 18 0 1 6 0 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 0 3 0 0
T. Gibbs 23 0 4 2 1 0

Team Comparison

Wake ND
Points For 80 90
Field Goals 29/60-48% 29/66-44%
Three Pointers 5/14-36% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 17/21-81% 22/25-88%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 28 23
Rebounds 43 34
Blocks 2 0
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 13 7
Personal Fouls 23 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 29 Wake 80 @ ND 90 T. Johnson 2 J. Durham 4

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 6,402
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