Irish Fall In Final Seconds To #7/8 Florida State

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame led for most of the night against No. 7/8 Florida State but the Seminoles hit a shot with 3.8 seconds left in the game to escape with a 73-71 win.

The Fighting Irish had three players score in double figures, led by Prentiss Hubb, who had 24 points and six assists. John Mooney tacked on a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Dane Goodwin chipped in as well with 16 points and two steals off of the bench.


After jumping out to a 10-9 advantage, Notre Dame went on an 8-0 run with 14:25 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Hubb, to increase its lead to 18-9. The Fighting Irish then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 42-35 advantage. Notre Dame relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down seven shots to account for 21 of its 42 points.

Following intermission, Notre Dame kept widening that lead, expanding it to 56-48 before going on a 5-0 run, finished off by Hubb’s three, to grow the lead to 61-48 with 10:04 to go in the contest. Florida State then asserted control, outscoring the Fighting Irish 25-10 the rest of the way to hand Notre Dame the 73-71 loss.


Hubb was virtually unguardable in the game, finishing with 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting to lead the team. The sophomore knocked down five shots from distance and finished a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. Hubb’s 24 points are one shy of matching his career high. Hubb also added a team-high six assists.


  • Notre Dame finished with 11 three-point makes, marking the 15th time this season the team has recorded double-digit makes from behind the arc this season.
  • Mooney’s double-double is his 25th of the season and 46th of his career.
  • Mooney has 16 double-doubles in ACC play this season, passing Tim Duncan for the single-season record.
  • Mooney is now tied for the program single-season double-doubles record, matching Luke Harangody’s 25 from the 2008-09 season.
  • The 46-career double-doubles moves Mooney into fourth place in the program record books, passing Troy Murphy (45).
  • Mooney also reached the 900-rebound milestone, becoming just the fourth player in the Mike Brey era to achieve the feat and the ninth player to do so in program history.
  • Hubb recorded his eighth game of the season with 20 or more points. The sophomore leads the Irish in 20-point games this year.


The Fighting Irish wrap up the regular season inside Purcell Pavilion at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday,March 7, as they host Virginia Tech. The game is set to air on ACCN.