CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – With the clock winding down, Prentiss Hubb found T.J. Gibbs in the paint, who flipped up a hot that went in with 0.1 seconds left to give the Irish the 62-61 win over Boston College.
The win moved Notre Dame’s overall record to 18-10 and conference record to 9-8.
The Fighting Irish had three players score in double figures, led by John Mooney, who had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Nate Laszewski added 10 points off the bench and Prentiss Hubb helped out with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) February 27, 2020
HOW IT HAPPENED
After falling behind 12-6, Notre Dame went on an 8-0 run with 15:01 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Mooney, to take a 14-12 lead. The Fighting Irish then surrendered that lead and entered halftime down 41-34. The Irish would have been down 10 if not for Rex Pflueger’s incredible steal and half-court heave to at the buzzer to cut it to seven.
Boston College kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 45-36 advantage before Notre Dame went on a 7-0 run, finished off by Mooney’s layup, to shrink the deficit to 45-43 with 16:39 to go in the contest. The Fighting Irish kept the rally going and took the lead for good on Gibbs’ layup with 0.1 seconds left for a 62-61 comeback victory.
NOTRE DAME PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mooney was once again dominant underneath, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for his 23rd double-double of the season. Mooney finished 9-of-14 from the field and added two assists
— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) February 27, 2020
NOTRE DAME STAT OF THE GAME
The Irish didn’t allow the Eagles to score on the break all game. Notre Dame outscored the hosts 9-0 in fast break points in the game.
- With the win the Irish improve to 24-11 against Boston College, including a mark of 9-6 on the road.
- Notre Dame has won seven of its last nine games.
- Mooney’s double-double is his 23rd of the season and 44th of his career.
- Mooney is alone in second place in double-doubles in a season, trailing just Luke Harangody (25).
- The 44-career double-doubles ties Mooney for fifth in the program record books with Bob Arnzen.
The Fighting Irish remain on the road, as they take on Wake Forest at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 29. The game will air on RSN.