GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Virginia 66, Notre Dame 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Kihei Clark had 19 points and five assists, and No. 23 Virginia continued its dominance over Notre Dame with a 66-57 victory.

The Cavaliers (5-2, 1-0) improved to 12-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference openers under coach Tony Bennett and 10-0 in ACC regular-season matchups against the Fighting Irish.

Jay Huff scored 15 points for Virginia, and Sam Hauser added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Notre Dame (3-5, 0-2) fell despite a career-high 28 points from Nate Laszewski. The junior forward hit 8 of 11 shots from the field with four 3-pointers to go with 8 of 10 at the line.

Juwan Durham added 19 points for the Irish.

The Cavaliers led from 4-2 onward and by a high of 11 points early in the second half.

Notre Dame clawed within one point twice but never drew even and was outscored 9-2 over the final three minutes.


Associated Press

December 30, 2020