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Game Thread | Robert Morris at Notre Dame

November 8, 2019

Robert Morris (0-1) at Notre Dame (0-1, 0-1) 

Date: November 9th

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Where: Purcell Pavilion | Notre Dame, Ind.

TV:  ACC Network Extra 

ACC Standings


- Mike Brey is a perfect 19-0 in home openers at Notre Dame.

- Notre Dame holds an all-time record of 103-11 in home openers. 

- The Irish once won 26 straight home openers from 1922-23 through 1947-48.

- Saturday will be the first matchup between the two programs. 

- Mike Brey holds a record of 46-5 in games featuring first-time meetings at Notre Dame. 


Notre Dame

Name Points Rebounds Assists
Prentiss Hubb 22.0 2.0 6.0
TJ Gibbs 19.0 2.0 4.0
Rex Pflueger 1.0 1.0 1.0
John Mooney 10.0 8.0 0.0
Juwan Durham 2.0 4.0 2.0

Robert Morris 

Name Points Rebounds Assists
Jon Williams 5.0 0.0 3.0
Dante Treacy 3.0 2.0 2.0
Josh Williams 13.0 4.0 2.0
AJ Bramah 11.0 10.0 1.0
Yannis Mendy 14.0 7.0 0.0



Points Per Game
Notre Dame: 65.0
Robert Morris: 60.0

Opponent Points Per Game
Notre Dame: 76.0
Robert Morris: 67.0

Notre Dame: 35.3%
Robert Morris: 37.5%

Rebounds Per Game
Notre Dame: 31.0
Robert Morris: 38.0

Assists Per Game
Notre Dame: 16.0
Robert Morris: 11.0

Blocks Per Game
Notre Dame: 0.0
Robert Morris: 1.0

Steals Per Game
Notre Dame: 10.0
Robert Morris: 8.0

The good news is Notre Dame doesn’t face North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, but the Irish need to prove they can shoot the basketball in the next few weeks before they head to College Park for the ACC/B10 Challenge. 

It’s too early in the season to state the weaknesses of Robert Morris, but the Irish are the bigger team for a change. John Mooney should be able to be John Mooney and it will be interesting to see how Juwan Durham responds after battling foul trouble on Wednesday against North Carolina. 

If I’m Mike Brey, I’m confident in what I have in Mooney and sophomore point guard Prentiss Hubb, but can TJ Gibbs bring consistency this year? How healthy is Rex Pflueger at the end of the day? 

Notre Dame isn’t going to answer all the questions surrounding its offense on Saturday, but getting Nate Laszewski scoring and Dane Goodwin would be a positive. I don’t know what Robby Carmody brings on the offensive end at this point in his career. He has a nice shot and showed the will to drive the lane, but can he finish consistently at the rim and can he shoot the three? It’s way too early to say one way or another, but if Carmody can find a role by Maryland game, it could be a big development. 

Prediction: Notre Dame 75 Robert Morris 64

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