Notre Dame tops Louisville at home

NOW: Notre Dame tops Louisville at home


NOTRE DAME, Ind., --- Notre Dame Men’s Basketball breaks their four-game losing streak with a 76-62 win at home on Saturday over the Louisville Cardinals.

6,500 attended Purcell Pavilion for the annual Coaches versus Cancer game and to see the Irish break their four-game losing streak, giving them their first win since head Coach Mike Brey announced he would step down at the end of the season.

“We were good with the ball. I mean, we you know, that, you know, they didn't pressure the ball as much in the half court. So, we were able to move it a little bit freer,” said Irish Head Coach Mike Brey.

“Felt really good to just go out there and not only get a win but get a win. You know, playing good basketball. I mean 16 assists, three turnovers. That's Notre Dame right there,” added Notre Guard Cormac Ryan.

Throughout 40 minutes the Irish only turned the ball over three times on 16 assists.

The offense was led by freshman guard JJ Starling with 22 points and the final in this matchup stamped by Nate Laszewski coming down the lane with a one-hand slam!

“Honestly, I was just having fun. And like you said tonight just happened to be the night. We needed it and shots were falling,” said guard JJ Starling.

“He was attacking and going for it. And he's on the backboard. I know, he's more physical when the rebounds are up,” added Brey. “I think he had seven at state he had six today, I believe, when the rebounds are up, because you know, you see what he can do physically.

The Irish led by as many as 30 points in this matchup and will be back at Purcell Pavilion to face Wake Forest in one week.

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