ATLANTA – Prentiss Hubb scored 25 points to help lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 78-74 on the road Wednesday.
Hubb added three assists and two steals to his 25-point game to lead the Fighting Irish. John Mooney helped out with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds and T.J. Gibbs chipped in with 17 points while Dane Goodwin added 15.
Mooney has now recorded a double-double in 11 straight games, tying the program record for most consecutive double-doubles with Luke Harangody.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After falling behind 11-8, Notre Dame went on a 6-0 run with 12:33 left in the first half to take a 14-11 lead. The Fighting Irish then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 29-27 advantage. Notre Dame relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 29 points.
Georgia Tech proceeded to take a 49-44 lead before Notre Dame went on a 6-0 run, finished off by Hubb’s jumper, to seize a 50-49 lead with 8:26 to go in the contest. The Fighting Irish hit enough free throws in the final minute to keep the Yellow Jackets at arm’s length on the way to the 78-74 win.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Hubb carried the Irish offense in the second half, scoring 20 of his team-high 25 points in the final 20 minutes of play. The sophomore finished 8-of-16 from the field and 6-of-8, while adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Hubb leads the team in 20-point games this season with five.
STAT OF THE GAME
The Irish backcourt trio of Hubb, Gibbs and Goodwin combined to score 57 of Notre Dame’s 78 points in the victory. The three players combined to shoot 19-of-38 from the field. Thirty-nine of the points came in the second half.
— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) January 16, 2020
- With the win, the Irish level the all-time series with the Yellow Jackets at 11-11. Notre Dame holds an 8-5 lead over Georgia Tech in ACC matchups.
- For the eighth time this season the Irish finished with less than 10 turnovers in a game, recording just eight in the win at Georgia Tech.
- Mooney recorded his 14th double-double in just 16 games that he has played in this season. The senior has now recorded a double-double in 11 straight games, tying the program record for most consecutive double-doubles with Luke Harangody.
- Goodwin finished in double figures in the scoring column for the 11th time this season and 19th time in his career.
- Hubb scored 10 or more points for the ninth time this season and 20th time in his career.
- Gibbs notched his 14th double-digit scoring performance of the season and 70th of his career.
The Fighting Irish return to Purcell Pavilion to host Syracuse at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The game will air on either ESPN2 or ESPNU and will also be available to stream via the WatchESPN app (subscription required).