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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...

Pittsburgh's Trey McGowens (2) pushes Georgia Tech's Moses Wright (5) as he shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Champagnie pops for 30, Pitt slips by Georgia Tech 73-64

Feb. 8, 2020 5:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It wasn't the three three-pointers Justin Champagnie drained — all without a miss — that grabbed Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel's attention. It wasn't the 15-footers the freshman knocked down while finding the soft spots in Georgia Tech's zone defense. It wasn't the two driving...

Notre Dame's Temple 'T.J.' Gibbs (10) gets pressure from Pittsburgh's Trey McGowens (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Gibbs' 21, Mooney's double-double lead Irish past Panthers

Feb. 5, 2020 9:48 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney kept the offense rolling in a third straight home victory, Mike Brey is anxious to see how his Notre Dame team fares in the heart of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Tobacco Road. “Johnny and the guys talk about February being our month; I'm on...

Georgia Tech's Jordan Usher (4) dunks over Notre Dame's Nikola Djogo (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Mooney's 28 points lead Irish past Georgia Tech, 80-72

Feb. 1, 2020 3:34 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey refers to Notre Dame's double-double machine John Mooney as “Superman.” Saturday after the 6-foot-9, 245-pound senior forward's 28 points and 10 rebounds led the Irish to an 80-72 triumph over Georgia Tech, Brey's coaching counterpart Josh Pastner might have...

Notre Dame's Prentiss Hubb (3) goes up for a shot between Wake Forest's Torry Johnson (11) and Ody Oguama (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Gibbs, Mooney and bench propel Irish past Deacons, 90-80

Jan. 29, 2020 10:31 PM EST

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...

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey shouts instructions late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Florida State defeated Notre Dame 85-84. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

ACC penalizes Notre Dame, Brey for his officiating comments

Jan. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has fined Notre Dame $20,000 and publicly reprimanded Fighting Irish basketball coach Mike Brey for his comments about officiating after Saturday’s 1-point loss at Florida State. The league announced the penalties Monday, saying Brey’s...

Florida State forward Wyatt Wilkes (31) reacts to his score as he runs backwards in front of Notre Dame guard Dane Goodwin (23) the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Florida State defeated Notre Dame 85-84. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Wilkes scores 19 points, No. 5 Florida St. beats Notre Dame

Jan. 26, 2020 12:08 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State hit on 12 of 18 3-point shots and the Seminoles needed each of them to hold off Notre Dame’s late charge. Wyatt Wilkes came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points as Florida State held on for an 85-84 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night, the...

Notre Dame's John Mooney, front, looks for a shot as Syracuse's Bourama SidibeĀ (34) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Syracuse edges Notre Dame 84-82 for yet another ACC road win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:06 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After Wednesday’s 84-82 comeback victory at Notre Dame, Syracuse has won all three of its rematch games against teams it lost to earlier this season, and the last two of those paybacks have come on the road. Forget about it actually having anything to do with revenge, though,...