NCAAB Game Recap - Florida State at Notre Dame
Wed Mar 4, 2020 9:00 PM EST

StFNY
58
RobM
59
F
TCU
66
Kansas
75
F
Bry
61
StFPA
87
F
MtStM
59
SacHr
61
F
Dayt
84
URI
57
F
FaDi
72
LongI
73
F
MorSt
67
TNSt
74
F(OT)
Wyo
80
ColSt
74
F
JacSt
61
E IL
67
F
SJSU
66
NM
79
F
FlaSt
73
ND
71
F
AF
77
Fres
70
F
Vill
79
Seton
77
F
GTown
76
Crei
91
F
TexAM
78
Aub
75
F
UVA
46
Mia-FL
44
F
NW
48
Wisc
63
F
Xav
74
Prov
80
F
TexSA
59
OlDom
84
F
N TX
43
Charl
56
F
FlAtl
82
Marsh
94
F
Tuls
61
Temp
51
F
SMU
58
UCF
61
F
Ford
63
GrgWas
52
F
StJon
55
Butl
77
F
LSU
90
Ark
99
F
Clem
58
VaTec
70
F
StJos
73
StBon
89
F
Niag
55
Sien
77
F
Manh
59
Rider
71
F
Fairf
45
Monm
69
F
Canis
85
Maris
69
F
UMass
75
LaSal
64
F
Quin
69
Iona
68
F
Minn
67
Ind
72
F
Fla
68
UGA
54
F
StLou
69
GMas
57
F
UTEP
60
MidTN
56
F
FlInt
73
LaTec
76
F
NOrl
73
NWSt
95
F
Rice
72
SoMis
57
F
HBU
88
InWor
76
F
SamH
60
TXAMC
71
F
CenAR
65
SeLA
69
F
McNee
56
Nich
80
F
KansSt
63
OkSt
69
F
Pitt
57
GaTec
73
F
Mizzu
67
Miss
75
F
CSNor
72
UCIrv
70
F

Mar 4, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(7) Florida State (25-5)

35

38

73

Notre Dame (18-12)

42

29

71

No. 7 Florida State rallies to beat Notre Dame 73-71
Thu Mar 5, 2020 1:03 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) In the end, it didn't matter how infrequently Florida State led Notre Dame.

The No. 7 Seminoles were ahead in the end, earning a 73-71 comeback victory over the Fighting Irish.

Trent Forrest's putback with 3.8 seconds left capped a ferocious late charge and Florida State (25-5, 15-4 ACC)moved closer toward an Atlantic Coast Conference title.

Forrest's basket gave the Seminoles just their second lead all night. Their other lead was 5-4 in the opening minutes.

"We only led for 20 seconds the entire game," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "Not very many times you're gonna win a game on the road in the ACC only leading for 20 seconds in the game."

Seminoles guard M.J. Walker scored 16 of his 21 points over the final 8:40 to help his team rally from a 61-48 deficit.

"He had a look in his eye that we felt he was determined to put us on his shoulders," Hamilton said. "I can't say enough about his focus and determination."

Forrest added 15 points and Devin Vassell scored 13 for Florida State.

Prentiss Hubb's half-court heave for the Fighting Irish (18-12, 9-10) as time expired hit the back iron. Hubb led Notre Dame with 24 points, scoring 19 in the first half.

John Mooney had his NCAA-leading 25th double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, but did not score in the second half.

Dane Goodwin also scored 16 points for the Irish, 14 of those coming after halftime.

"We had opportunities, we had good looks, we had stuff around the bucket that didn't go in," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after his team scored just 10 points over the final 10 minutes. "You're gonna have to score more to beat them, gotta try to get it to 80. I thought we were on our way, but they're just hard to deal with."

The Irish had won five straight at home.

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The team stayed in control of its destiny in pursuit of the No. 1 seed in next week's ACC Tournament. A win over Boston College on Saturday assures at least a tie with Louisville for the conference title. The Seminoles would hold the seeding tiebreaker because they beat the Cardinals twice.

Notre Dame: The only hope for the Irish of making the NCAA Tournament is probably to win the ACC tourney, earning an automatic bid. They dropped to 0-6 against ranked teams in their last opportunity of the regular season. Notre Dame has lost 21 straight times to ranked opponents over the last 29 months.

KEEPING CALM

Though the Seminoles trailed most of the way, they never went through a protracted drought and were not prone to a series of mistakes at any point.

"Hopefully this will be the type of game that we can, from an emotional standpoint, grow and mature more," Hamilton said.

FRUSTRATION MOUNTS

The Irish fell to the Seminoles in the final seconds for the second time this season after losing by one in the first meeting

After that previous game, Brey expressed frustration over the officiating. That led to Notre Dame being fined $20,000 for a violation of the ACC's sportsmanship policy.

After this one, Brey put on a courtside headset for a postgame radio interview to take place over the public address system, as is typical after games. He later changed his mind and walked away without comments.

A bit later, Brey did conduct a postgame press conference away from the arena floor. He did not address officiating.

For the Irish, it was their 11th game this season decided by three or fewer points. They dropped to 4-7 in those games.

UP NEXT

Florida State: The Seminoles will be shooting to finish the season 16-0 at home when Boston College visits on Saturday.

Notre Dame: The Irish close their regular season Saturday by hosting Virginia Tech.

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Leaders

Florida State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Koprivica 0 0 1 1 0 0
W. Wilkes 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. Hubb 24 0 6 1 1 0

Team Comparison

FlaSt ND
Points For 73 71
Field Goals 27/62-44% 25/55-45%
Three Pointers 5/18-28% 11/32-34%
Free Throws 14/17-82% 10/11-91%
Offensive Rebounds 12 9
Defensive Rebounds 22 24
Rebounds 37 36
Blocks 2 5
Steals 8 4
Turnovers 10 15
Personal Fouls 16 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - FlaSt Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 ND 84 @ FlaSt 85 R. Pflueger 5 R. Evans 2
Wed Mar 4 FlaSt 73 @ ND 71 R. Evans 2 N. Laszewski 3

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 7,165
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