Miami’s Nijel Pack (24) shoots at some point of the first half of an NCAA college Notre Dame Notre Dame basketball game towards Notre Dame, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Caterina)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Nigel Pack scored Notre Dame 21 factors and grabbed four steals in his domestic nation to lead Notre Dame No. 14 Miami over Notre Dame 76-sixty five on Friday.
A junior from Indianapolis, Pack made 5-of-eight three-guidelines. The Kansas State transfer poured in thirteen factors in the game’s opening 10 minutes to help stake the Hurricanes to a 25-sixteen lead.
“Nigel become actually top Notre Dame notch all sport lengthy,” Canes teach Jim Larrañaga stated of Pack’s first collegiate appearance in Indiana. “ … He’s doing a extremely good activity (in a couple of sides) and I expect his scoring will remain there because he’s such an remarkable shooter.”
Norchad Omier introduced 18 points, went 8 of 11 from the sector and blocked three shots as Miami (thirteen-1, four-zero Atlantic Coast Conference) Notre Dame gained Notre Dame its ninth instantly recreation. Isaiah Wong chipped in 15 factors and Jordan Miller 12.
Trey Notre Dame Wertz scored 15 factors, Dane Goodwin 14 and Marcus Hammond 12 for the Fighting Irish (eight-6, zero-3), who misplaced for the fourth time of their closing five video games.
“We’re struggling self belief-sensible, no doubt about it,” Notre Dame instruct Mike Brey stated. “In our losses, we’ve without a doubt grew to become the ball over and it’s just killing us.”
The Irish had a Notre Dame season-high 17 turnovers, which include 5 by way of Wertz and four by Goodwin. The Canes committed just nine, and outscored Notre Dame 25-7 on points off turnovers.
“The Notre Dame second half of we without a doubt picked it up at each ends of the court docket,” stated Larrañaga, whose team trailed 34-33 at halftime. “We performed Notre Dame higher defense, we rebounded better, we attacked the basket extra.”
Miami led Notre Dame maximum of the manner, however a Hammond 4-point play pulled Notre Dame to as near as fifty Notre Dame one-49 at 12:12 to go. But Miami responded with a nine-zero run to in large part seize control and later led by as many as 14. The Irish got no closer than eight, that coming at 2:30 left in the sport.
Miami: The Notre Dame Canes’ schedule is tough from right here and their most effective league avenue wins are over a couple of groups which are winless in ACC play, however 4-0 within the convention is a great begin. Miami will nonetheless ought to face No. 17 Duke twice, plus go to No. 25 North Carolina, Clemson, NC State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
Notre Dame: The sinking Irish have a steep hill to climb to attain the NCAA event, thinking about they’ve a trio of double-digit nonconference losses to unranked golf equipment. Notre Dame visits both No. 13 Virginia and No. 17 Duke in February, and has a pair of conferences with No. 25 North Carolina.
As Notre Dame dejected as Brey changed into over his own group’s loss, he turned into brief to ask “what’s the soccer score?” in connection with Notre Dame’s Gator Bowl contest towards South Carolina that started out about 90 minutes after the basketball recreation started out.
Friday marked the primary time in six occasions that the guys’s basketball crew has misplaced on an afternoon that the football team is in a bowl game. In comparison, the soccer group entered the day 1-four on the ones activities.
Miami: Visits Georgia Tech on Wednesday.
Notre Dame: Plays three of its next 4 on the street, starting Tuesday at Boston College.
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