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GAME 22: NOTRE DAME (9-12, 1-9) vs LOUISVILLE (2-18, 0-9)


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Lower than two weeks away from the 10-year anniversary of the Notre Dame-Louisville 5-OT sport, the 2 sides will reunite this weekend for a Saturday matinee. The Combating Irish and Cardinals will tip at Midday ET on ESPN2, with both sides hungry for a coveted ACC win. Saturday additionally marks the annual coaches vs most cancers / fits and sneakers sport. The Notre Dame coaches can be taking part and carrying particular UA sneakers for the sport.


The mentioned well-known 5-overtime sport between Notre Dame and Louisville noticed the Irish emerge victorious by way of the rating of 104-101. With that mentioned, Notre Dame trails the general collection 17-27, however are up at residence at 10-8. The 2 sides final met in South Bend on Feb. 9 of final yr, with the Irish taking 63-57. Dane Goodwin recorded a 16-point outing. 


You may’t argue with Notre Dame’s three-point taking pictures skill. The Irish rank 1st within the ACC in made three-pointers per sport and 2nd in three-point taking pictures share. They’re averaging 9.2 threes per sport, which might rank 4th all-time in program historical past – this system report is 9.7 set by the 19-20 squad. That quantity ranks twenty fifth within the nation. They’re changing 37.5 % from past the arc, which checks in thirty seventh nationally.

Over the past 15 video games particularly, Notre Dame has knocked down 148 three-pointers (9.9 per sport) which leads all Energy-5 faculties since Nov. 30 and ranks ninth total. 

23 IN ‘23

Goodwin has discovered his offensive rhythm and is Notre Dame’s greatest participant proper now with 9 straight video games in double figures. He’s amassed 121 factors within the final 9 video games, averaging 13.4 ppg. He’s 49-of-101 (.485) from the sector in that stretch.

In 2023 (7 video games), Goodwin is averaging 13.6 ppg. Plus, he’s additionally been extra energetic on the glass in 2023 grabbing 45 boards over the past 7 video games aka 6.4 rpg. 

He had a season excessive 6 assists to go together with his 15 factors at Syracuse on Jan. 14. A sport prior vs Georgia Tech, he produced a group excessive 19 factors and a profession greatest 12 rebounds. Goodwin related on a giant three within the time beyond regulation interval to assist seal the win.  


Marcus Hammond is beginning to get in a groove as of late and be that man that Coach Brey thought he could possibly be for the Irish. 

Three double-digit scoring performances within the final 4 video games. He led the group in scoring in two of them (Syracuse + BC, Jan. 14-17) –> had back-to-back video games with a season excessive in made threes (4+5). Hammond is averaging 13.8 ppg over mentioned 4-game span. 

Hammond can also be coming off his first double-double of the season, and fifth of his profession, with 11 factors and 10 rebounds at NC State. 


The Irish have now had three ACC video games wherein they’ve garnered double-digit leads, solely to succumb to the opponent’s rally. Coach Brey has emphasised that this group has to study, and rapidly, find out how to shut out video games, particularly on the highway. 

Largest Leads Given Out in Loss This Season

12 at Syracuse (12:54 in 2H), 1/14/23

11 at Florida State (10:41 in 1H), 12/21/22

10 at Boston Faculty (17:53 in 2H), 1/3/23

And what’s powerful particularly concerning the Syracuse and Boston Faculty losses was that Notre Dame led for nearly the whole sport in each. Take this stat – in these two video games, Notre Dame led for a mixed 63:38 out of the 80 minutes. Extra on that beneath


The sport at NC State on Jan. 24 was a rollercoaster and intriguing one. The Irish went down 11 factors within the first half, then rallied to go up 7 and take a halftime lead. They then went down 9 factors within the 2nd half to rally to chop it to at least one earlier than falling 85-82. It marked their highest factors whole on the highway this season. 

A lot in the identical within the losses to Florida State and Boston Faculty the week prior. In opposition to FSU, the Irish twice discovered themselves down 24 and twice rallied to chop it to a two-possession sport, however simply couldn’t recover from that remaining hump. In opposition to BC, the Irish rallied down 14 factors to take a lead within the 2nd half, however finally bumped into an Eagles group that shot 71.4 % within the 2nd half to shut out the 84-72 win. 


A distinction in a number of possessions – one in every of the next video games – Syracuse x2, Florida State, Boston Faculty, NC State. 

1st sport vs. Syracuse – Down 5, with below 1:20 to play, Cormac Ryan and Marcus Hammond recorded back-to-back three-point performs to go up 61-60, however the Orange answered with 14 seconds on the clock. Notre Dame couldn’t join on the buzzer-beater, falling 62-61.

Florida State – With six seconds remaining on the clock down one, Notre Dame ran a terrific in-bounds play to Wertz however his subsequent go to an open and sprinting Cormac Ryan was thrown only a tad too excessive/lengthy because the Seminoles tracked it down and escaped with a 73-72 win. The Irish have been on a 6-0 run with two large defensive stands within the remaining minute earlier than the ultimate play of the sport.

Boston Faculty – The Irish led for the primary 37:19 of the sport however Boston Faculty closed on a 17-4 run to take it 70-63. Notre Dame led 59-53 with 4 minutes remaining. When BC took its first lead at 1:43, 62-61, Notre Dame went 0-3 on its subsequent three possessions.

2nd sport at Syracuse – Irish led for a majority, 26:19 the truth is, main as a lot as 12 factors with 12:54 to play. Nonetheless, the Orange finally closed the sport on a 24-10 scoring run, stealing the victory from the Irish within the closing minutes. The Irish, who made a season excessive 15 three-pointers within the contest, out of the blue went chilly, lacking 8 of their final 9 three-pointer makes an attempt. 

At NC State – trailing simply 73-76 with 1:51 remaining, the Irish recorded an 0-for-4 stretch from the sector to see the hole develop to 7 factors earlier than falling 82-85. 

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