RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 8 Notre Dame (19-2, 7-1) came back from 18 points down in the first half to knock off N.C. State (13-8, 4-4) in overtime, 81-78. It was an exciting, back-and-forth game that could have gone either way. But it went the way of the Irish, and if you're not paying attention to them yet, you should be.
1. Doubt Notre Dame at your own peril
Now that Notre Dame has become more accustomed to it’s relatively new surroundings and moved beyond last season’s unsuccessful introduction to ACC basketball, the Fighting Irish seem to have found their footing and are off to one of the nation’s most surprising starts with wins in 15 of their first 16 contests.
Thanks to an offense that currently leads the NCAA in field goal...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Pat Connaughton scored 19 points and Jerian Grant added 15 Saturday to help Notre Dame turn back Fairleigh Dickinson, 75-57.
Coming off the high of beating No. 19 Michigan State, 79-78 in overtime Wednesday, the Irish started slow before pulling away in the second half.
The Knights got within 11 points with 6:40 to play before committing three straight turnovers...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014
Notre Dame guard/forward Pat Connaughton has options for what he wants to do next year. He can return to Notre Dame and play basketball, where he averaged 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a junior, or he can play professional baseball, as he was selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft on Friday.
The 6-6 Connaughton — who according to his Twitter is “the only man...
Pat Connaughton scored 17 points and Eric Atkins had 16, carrying Notre Dame to a 73-69 win over Boston College on Sunday.
Zach Auguste added 10 points for the Fighting Irish (14-12, 5-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) in their first road victory of the season. Notre Dame had lost five of its last seven games and was 0-6 away from home.
Olivier Hanlan had 18 points and Joe Rahon 13...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014
Duke is supposed to be--and usually is--one of the best basketball teams in the nation year in and year out. Coach K tends to get a lot of top recruits--like young Jabari Parker--but all that doesn't matter a lick when you get on the court. It's all about who plays better on any given night.@SBNationGIF/TwitterSaturday night it was Notre Dame beating Duke 79-77; the play of the day...