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Notre Dame Basketball

Mike Brey Notebook | North Carolina Loss

January 15, 2019

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey briefly spoke following the 75-69 loss at North Carolina on Tuesday night. 

On the loss:
“I’m proud of our group. This was a tough atmosphere and we knew we’d get a big punch after they had a tough loss on Saturday. We had some clean looks in the second half we couldn’t knock down. You have to make a few more of those to escape.

“I loved our effort and we battled. Our young group is figuring it out and we’re getting better. We’re just 1-3 and we need to try to get another league win because they are hard to get.” 

On if UNC did anything to slow down TJ Gibbs:
“My trainer said I couldn’t play him as usual because he’s ill and then I played him 35 minutes. That was our only option. I thought they had fresh guys on him and took him away.

“We need to get him back and get him 100% by Saturday.” 

On the tempo of the game:
“We wanted to control it. I was really thrilled with our transition defense for the most part. I think overall it was great. They want to run. We did a good job. We wanted to play a little slower in the halfcourt, which we did. Everything was just right for us. 

“We just needed a few more plays. We needed another scorer tonight. We could have used one more scorer to escape down here tonight. Everything else was pretty good for us.” 

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