Notre Dame Athletics | December 31, 2018
NOTRE DAME – Notre Dame (10-3) wrapped up the non-conference portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon inside Purcell Pavilion with a 63-56 victory over Coppin State. The Irish are now 9-1 at home this season.
Three Irish players finished in double figures in the points column. Junior T.J. Gibbs scored a team-high 15 points. Junior John Mooney recorded 14 points and freshman Dane Goodwin added 13 to give the Irish the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
It took the Irish a while to shake off the rust from the Christmas break on Saturday, as Notre Dame held a 29-27 lead over the Eagles at the halftime break. The Irish led by as many as 10 points in the first frame but a late push from the visitors cut the advantage to two after the opening 20 minutes of play.
The Eagles carried their momentum from the end of the first half into the beginning of the second, as the visitors outscored the Irish 19-9 over the first eight minutes of the half to take a 44-36 lead. After the score moved to 47-39 Notre Dame scored 17 of the next 19 to regain the lead at 56-49 with five minutes left in regulation. The Irish didn't trail the rest of the way and went on to win by a final score of 63-56.
NOTRE DAME PLAYER OF THE GAME
Goodwin was efficient on the offensive end, going 4-for-7 from the field en route to his 13 points. The freshman also added six boards and an assist in 34 minutes of action.
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