Notre Dame vs. North Carolina: Coby White scored 17 points and Nassir Little added 11 points in the second half as the No. 13 Tar Heels held off Notre Dame, 75-69. John Mooney scored 16 points and pulled down 19 rebounds for the Fighting Irish in the loss. The young Fighting Irish led this one at half time and hung with the more talented Tar Heels for much of the game, but inexperience kicked in down the stretch as the Irish faded.
Despite the loss, it was encouraging to see Notre Dame’s young roster hang with the 12th ranked Tar Heels until the end as they show signs of a promising future. TJ Gibbs played at less than 100 percent after being sick and missing Saturday’s win over Boston College. The effects of that illness showed as Gibbs hit just 1 of 9 shots on the night. He still managed to gut out 35 minutes though.
Notre Dame returns to action on Saturday back on their home court against another top 25 opponent – #17 NC State. Tip Off is set for 2:00 with the game being broadcast on the ACC Network.