Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Virginia 50, Notre Dame 49
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Officials: # Jeff Clark, # Ron Groover, # Doug Shows
Attendance: 13696

Braxton Key's free throw with 2:03 left in overtime was the difference as Virginia edged Notre Dame 50-49 on Tuesday night in Atlantic Coast Conference action in Charlottesville, Va.

The teams combined to make only 1 of 10 shots in the extra period. Rex Pflueger missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer with six seconds left for the Fighting Irish, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Mamadi Diakite scored 20 points to lead the Cavaliers (16-7, 8-5 ACC), who won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 6-0 all-time at home against the Fighting Irish (15-9, 6-7).

John Mooney posted his 20th double-double for Notre Dame with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Prentiss Hubb led the Irish with 12 points and Nate Laszewski added 11.

Virginia sent the game to overtime at 47-47 on Diakite's jumper in the paint with 25 seconds to play -- the Cavaliers' first points in more than six minutes.

Mooney had an opportunity to win it in the final seconds of regulation, but his layup attempt was blocked by Jay Huff.

Neither team could maintain momentum late in the second half. The Cavaliers pulled ahead 43-38 with a 10-0 run, including eight straight points (and two 3-pointers) by Huff, but the Irish answered with a 7-0 surge and took a 47-45 lead on T.J. Gibbs' 3-pointer with 2:40 to play.

The Irish shot 32.8 percent from the field and 23.1 percent (6 of 26) from 3-point range. The Cavaliers shot 37.3 percent overall and 25.0 percent (5 of 20) from downtown.

Neither side led by more than three points for the entire first half until Gibbs sank a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to give Notre Dame a 26-22 halftime lead.

The Irish actually shot better from 3-point range (5 of 12) then they did from inside the arc (4 of 15) in the opening half. Mooney had five points and five rebounds but was only 1 of 6 from the field.

Diakite topped all scorers with nine points for the Cavaliers, who missed seven of their eight 3-point shots in the first half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Notre Dame   Virginia
Prentiss Hubb 12 Scoring Mamadi Diakite 20
Rex Pflueger 5 Assists Kihei Clark 3
John Mooney 14 Rebounds Braxton Key 12
John Mooney 3 Free Throws Made Mamadi Diakite 6
Prentiss Hubb 3 Steals Kihei Clark 1
Juwan Durham 1 Blocks Jay Huff 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Notre Dame 49 32.8 6-26 3-7 11 29 3 8 7
Virginia 50 37.3 5-20 7-11 8 36 5 5 13