"They did what they do", Christian said of Notre Dame. Mitchell scored the first seven points for the Cardinals. Nobody else - not Duke, not North Carolina, not Virginia - had done that. This time the Cardinals came out on top.
Marymount 74, Guilford 70: Nicole Viscuso drained a jump shot, hit the ensuing free throw and restored a 4-point lead with 35 seconds to play as the Saints (22-5) escaped a furious comeback by the Quakers (24-3) to advance out of the first round in Greensboro, N.C. "We couldn't get efficient enough". "What we didn't do a good job of was rebounding it there".
With its small lineup and surplus of perimeter players, ND thrives in the shooting department, especially from the outside.
Third-ranked Notre Dame claimed a 76-59 victory over the University of Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament near Myrtle Beach.
Beachem and fellow senior Steve Vasturia have helped the Irish win 79 games - a school record - over the past three seasons.
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"I don't want anybody talking about a double bye", Irish coach Mike Brey says.
Allen, Turner and Young all picked up their fourth fouls in the final period, but remained on the floor as Notre Dame slowly managed to increase its lead. In 2015, same story... the Cards fell in the semis to Florida State before reaching the finals to rematch Notre Dame. The win cemented Georgia's season with the 1980 National Championship. State added two buckets to be up 32-18 early in the second. The Cardinals and Seminoles each failed to take advantage, leaving the Irish alone in second place - one game behind the Tar Heels - following an 82-66 triumph over Boston College in their home finale. His 11 rebounds gave him his second consecutive double-double. Notre Dame has won the last three meetings between the former Big East rivals, including a 77-70 win on January 4 in South Bend that sent Louisville to its first 0-2 start in conference play since 1991-92. It happened the first time the teams met, when Boston College led by 13 in the first half before losing by eight.
Junior forward Bonzie Colson had 20 points to lead the Irish. Notre Dame didn't commit a turnover until there was 1:22 left in the third quarter, and had 50 points by the break.