Latest Mike Brey News

Notre Dame tops Boston College 80-58 to advance in ACCs

Mar. 11, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame advanced the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament without much heavy lifting from star John Mooney. And that was just fine with Irish coach Mike Brey given the Irish's balanced scoring attack. T.J. Gibbs scored 16 points and Dane Goodwin added 15...

Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger (0) looks to pass around Virginia Tech's Landers Nolley II (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Gibbs scores game-high 22 points as Irish beat Virginia Tech

Mar. 7, 2020 5:58 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey’s Notre Dame basketball team knows the Tobacco Road ahead for an NCAA tournament bid could be a long shot for his team. But T.J. Gibbs believes the Irish are on a mission following their 64-56 victory Saturday over Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale for...

Florida State's M.J. Walker (23) drives as Notre Dame's Nate Laszewski defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

No. 7 Florida State rallies to beat Notre Dame 73-71

Mar. 5, 2020 1:03 AM EST

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...

Sarr, Wake Forest deal blow to Irish NCAA hopes

Feb. 29, 2020 7:58 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Another day, another career-high scoring day for Wake Forest 7-footer Olivier Sarr. The 7-foot Sarr scored 30 points, making 12 of 16 shots, and grabbed 17 rebounds Saturday afternoon for the Demon Deacons (13-15, 6-12 ACC), who pulled away late for an 84-73 victory over Notre...

Notre Dame guard TJ Gibbs celebrates as he is embraced by teammate Nate Laszewski (14) after his game-winning basket at the buzzer as Boston College guard Jay Heath (5) walks away during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Notre Dame defeated Boston College 62-61. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gibbs scores with 0.1 seconds left, Irish beat BC 62-61

Feb. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Gibbs watched Prentiss Hubb bring the ball down in the final seconds and went to get himself in position for a rebound. Then the Notre Dame point guard ran into a dead end at the free-throw line. “He had two guys on him,” Gibbs said. “We had some sort of telepathy,...

Notre Dame's John Mooney (33) looks to pass between Miami's Chris Lykes (0) and Keith Stone (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Mooney, Gibbs lead Notre Dame to 87-71 win over Miami

Feb. 23, 2020 9:53 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Prentiss Hubb reminded Notre Dame fans that John Mooney’s not the only Fighting Irish player who can uncork a double-double. The sophomore point guard had 15 points 10 assists for his second career double-double as the hot-shooting Irish rolled to an 87-71 victory Sunday over...

Notre Dame stages major comeback, beats North Carolina 77-76

Feb. 17, 2020 11:04 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wasn’t surprised sophomore Nate Laszewski hit another critical shot for the Fighting Irish. Laszewski swished a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.8 seconds remaining for the final count as the Irish stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit...

Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. (1) shoots while Notre Dame forward Nate Laszewski (14) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 7 Duke downs Notre Dame 94-60 behind 21 points by Carey

Feb. 15, 2020 7:41 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke used a strong shooting second half to cruise to an easy win and move into first place in the ACC standings. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points, Tre Jones had 19 and the seventh-ranked Blue Devils beat Notre Dame 94-60 on Saturday. With Zion Williamson sitting behind the bench and a...

Key's FT lifts Virginia past Notre Dame, 50-49, in OT

Feb. 12, 2020 12:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In reigning national champion Virginia's battle to get back to the NCAA Tournament, Mamadi Diakite and his teammates are using the memories and experiences of last year and three nail-biter victories as a steadying force. “The intensity reminded me of the...

Pflueger's 18 lead Notre Dame to 61-57 win at Clemson

Feb. 9, 2020 8:57 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey thought coming into the season his team had the experience and savvy to contend in the Atlantic Coast Conference. That's finally starting to happen. Rex Pflueger had 18 points, and John Mooney had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Notre Dame continued its surge...