Greensboro, N.C. — The Notre Dame men’s basketball team (20-12) moved on to yet another ACC Championship quarterfinal after a 80-58 win over Boston College (13-19) in the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Irish were able to score at will throughout a majority of the contest – both inside and outside the arc. 10 three-point field goals stretched the Eagles defense, opening up the middle for 28 points in the paint.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Gibbs put on a show in the second half, scoring 13 of his team-high 16 points in the final 20 minutes to withstand the Eagles run. In addition to filling up the points column, Gibbs notched five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
STAT OF THE GAME
After starting the first 31 games, Durham came off the bench for the first time all season and didn’t disappoint. In an efficient 12 minutes, the Florida native scored 12 points (3-5 shooting), pulled down four rebounds and blocked two shots.
- The win notched another 20-win season for the Irish under Brey – the 15th of his 20-year Notre Dame career.
- The Irish are now 4-0 in their last four ACC Championship games at the Greensboro Coliseum (3-0 in 2015 ACC Championships en route to conference title)
- Notre Dame has won at least one game in the ACC Championship each of the last six years – sporting a 10-4 (.714) record over those years (bested by only Duke & Carolina during that span)
The Fighting Irish move into the quarterfinal round of the ACC Championship and face off with the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and televised on ESPN.