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Irish - Cavaliers Set For ACC Quarterfinals

DateThursday, March 12, 2020
Time7:00 p.m. ET
Site: Greensboro Coliseum
• Greensboro, NC
• Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Thursday's contest will be played with limited personnel in attendance (teams, support personnel, credentialed media, family members)
• Sean McDonough (play-by-play)
• Dan Dakich (analyst)
• Katie George (sideline)

Radio:Notre Dame Radio Network
• Jack Nolan (play-by-play)
• Zach Hillesland (analyst)
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Senior John Mooney leads the nation with 25 double-doubles this season (in 31 games) ahead of William & Mary’s Nathan Knight (22 in 31 games).


John Mooney is second in the nation and leads all major conference players in rebounds-per-game with a 12.7 average. Mooney has recorded double-doubles in 25 of 31 games played this season. He is the only player in Division I averaging 16-plus points and 12-plus rebounds per game this season. 


Notre Dame will be looking for its third victory over Virginia in its 16th meeting with the Cavaliers on Thursday night. The most recent Irish victory over the Cavaliers came in the 2017 ACC tournament. Notre Dame defeated Virginia 71-58 in the Barclays Center in the quarterfinals of the tourney. Graduate student Rex Pflueger is the only current Irish player to appear in that game, playing 28 minutes and scoring five points.

Virginia and Notre Dame battled in overtime in Charlottesville back on February 11, with the Cavaliers edging the Irish 50-49. John Mooney had 11 points and 14 rebounds in the contest, with Prentiss Hubb adding 12 points and four assists.


Since joining the ACC for the 2013-14 season, Notre Dame is fourth among all current league members in ACC tournament victories (10), behind Duke (12), Virginia (11) and North Carolina (11).


With the victory over Boston College on Wednesday, the Irish extended their winning streak in the ACC tournament (when located in Greensboro) to four games – which includes the run to the 2015 title. The Irish are 4-1 all-time in the ACC tournament in Greensboro.


Five Irish players scored in double figures against Boston College on Wednesday night, the first time Notre Dame has accomplished that since a one-point loss at Florida State on Jan. 25. It marked the first time Notre Dame accomplished that feat since in the ACC tournament since the 2015 championship game vs. North Carolina.


The victory over Boston College on Wednesday night is the sixth opening-round victory for Notre Dame in the ACC tournament and the sixth straight. The Irish have failed to win their first game in the ACC tournament just once, in 2014 which marked the program’s first season in the ACC.


Wednesday night’s victory marked just the second time the Irish sophomore class of Prentiss Hubb, Dane Goodwin and Nate Laszewski all scored double figures in the same game. The trio also hit double figures together against Detroit Mercy on December 10, 2019. Combined the three players have scored double figures 77 times over the past two seasons, but all together in the same game just twice (both Irish victories).


The victory over BC on Wednesday delivered the 15th 20-win season of the 20-year Mike Brey era at Notre Dame. The 15 20-win seasons are the most for an Irish coach in program history.


Since 1997-98 John Mooney is the only ACC player with 13 or more double-doubles in league play in consecutive seasons (or over any two seasons). Mooney had 13 double-doubles in the ACC last season and has followed up with an ACC record 16 in 2019-20. 


Notre Dame dished out 19 assists against Boston College on Wednesday night marking the 10th time this season the Irish have reached 19 team assists.


With 25 double-doubles so far this season – and finishing 2018-19 with 20 total – John Mooney joins Tim Duncan and Sheldon Williams as the only ACC players to post consecutive seasons with 20 or more double-doubles in the past 25 years. Since 1996-97, Mooney joins Angel Delgado, Jordan Murphy, Emeka Okafor, Josh Hawkinson and Williams as the only major conference players with multiple seasons of 20 or more double-doubles.


There are only 25 active players in Division I to post 750+ points, 440+ rebounds, 340+ assists and 140+ steals. Graduate student Rex Pflueger is among that group of players.


Career points scored by T.J. Gibbs in nine career ACC tournament games (9.1 ppg). That total ranks fourth all-time among Notre Dame players in ACC tourney games behind Bonzie Colson (163), Matt Farrell (96) and Steve Vasturia (91).


Career games played by Rex Pflueger, breaking the school-record previoiusly held by Pat Connaughton (2011-15). Pflueger’s record-breaking game was fittingly Senior Day (his final regular season game in Purcell Pavilion) on March 7 against Virginia Tech.


Career points scored by T.J. Gibbs, just four points behind Bob Whitmore (1966-69) for 15th place on the all-time scoring list at Notre Dame.


Total victories in the history of Notre Dame men’s basketball, as Notre Dame became the eighth program to reach 1,900 victories (Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, Temple, Syracuse and UCLA). The Irish were 12th all-time in college basketball victories when Mike Brey took over the program in 2000-01 –  they have since passed Oregon State, Pennsylvania, St. John’s and Indiana on the all-time wins list into eighth place.


Career minutes played by T.J. Gibbs, becoming the seventh player in Notre Dame men’s basketball history to reach 4,000 minutes played. He is ranked seventh on Notre Dame’s all-time minutes played list (Jerian Grant is sixth at 4,337) and its one of seven active major conference players with over 4,000 minutes played.