COLLEGE PARK, Md. — John Mooney, Prentiss Hubb and Juwan Durham combined to score 39 of Notre Dame’s 51 total points, but the Fighting Irish fell to the Maryland Terrapins 72-51 on the road Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The defeat dropped Notre Dame’s overall record to 6-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame held a slim 11-8 advantage midway through the first frame but Maryland finished the half strong to take a 32-20 lead into the halftime break.
Maryland kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 40-22 advantage before Notre Dame went on a 6-0 run to shrink the deficit to 40-28 with 16:33 to go in the contest. Maryland responded and outscored the Fighting Irish the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 72-51.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mooney continued his strong run of play, leading the Irish in points and rebounds en route to his fifth double-double of the season. The senior finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, knocking down three shots from beyond the arc.
- Mooney posted his fifth double-double of the season in just seven outings and the 26th double-double of his career (17 pts, 12 reb).
- Hubb finished in double figures for the third time this season and 15th time in his career with 13 points.
The Fighting Irish return home for its first home ACC game of the season, as they host Boston College at Purcell Pavilion at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7. The game will air live on ESPNU and will also be available to stream via the WatchESPN app (subscription required).