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Miami 76, Notre Dame 65

(AP Photo/Michael Caterina)

By ANTHONY ANDERSON
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Nigel Pack scored 21 points in his home state to lead No. 14 Miami over Notre Dame 76-65.

A junior from Indianapolis, Pack made 5-of-8 3-pointers. The Kansas State transfer poured in 13 points in the game's opening 10 minutes to help stake the Hurricanes to a 25-16 lead.

Norchad Omier added 18 points, Isaiah Wong 15 and Jordan Miller 12 as Miami (13-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its ninth straight game.

Trey Wertz scored 15 points, Dane Goodwin 14 and Marcus Hammond 12 for the Fighting Irish (8-6, 0-3), who lost for the fourth time in their last five games.

The Hurricanes led most of the way, but a Hammond four-point play pulled Notre Dame to as close as 51-49 at 12:12 to go.

Miami responded with a 9-0 run to largely 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 game.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Canes' schedule is tough from here and their only league road wins are over a pair of teams that are winless in ACC play, but 4-0 in the conference is a good start. Miami will still have to face No. 17 Duke twice, plus visit No. 25 North Carolina, Clemson, NC State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.

Notre Dame: The sinking Irish have a steep hill to climb to reach the NCAA tournament, considering they have a trio of double-digit nonconference losses to unranked clubs. Notre Dame visits both No. 13 Virginia and No. 17 Duke in February, and has a pair of meetings with No. 25 North Carolina.

December 30, 2022


Miami (FL)
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Wong 4-11 7-7 0-4 1-4 3 0 1 2 1 15
J. Miller 4-9 4-8 0-1 4-8 2 0 2 2 3 12
N. Pack 8-13 0-0 5-8 0-3 0 0 4 1 3 21
N. Omier 8-11 2-4 0-0 3-7 0 3 2 0 3 18
B. Joseph 1-6 0-0 0-3 0-1 0 0 0 2 0 2
W. Poplar 2-5 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 0 0 0 0 4
H. Beverly 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 4 0 2 1 0 2
A. Casey 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Walker 1-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals 29-57
(.509)
13-20
(.650)
5-17
(.294)
12-35 10 3 11 9 11 76


Notre Dame
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Ryan 2-10 2-2 2-8 0-9 5 1 0 1 2 8
N. Laszewski 3-8 1-1 2-5 2-9 1 0 0 1 2 9
D. Goodwin 7-11 0-0 0-1 1-2 2 0 1 4 0 14
T. Wertz 6-9 0-0 3-5 0-3 2 0 0 5 4 15
M. Hammond 4-8 2-2 2-5 1-2 0 0 0 2 1 12
J. Starling 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 1 2 2
V. Lubin 2-4 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 2 1 2 2 5
D. Campbell 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 25-56
(.446)
6-7
(.857)
9-24
(.375)
9-32 11 4 2 16 15 65




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