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Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Men's Basketball 1/21/2019 11:19:00 AM
Another ACC Road Test Ahead In Atlanta

Irish off to Georgia Tech to renew the dramatic series with the Yellow Jackets.



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Game 19: Notre Dame (11-7, 1-4) at Georgia Tech (10-9, 2-3)
Date Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. ET
Location McCamish Pavilion | Atlanta, GA
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Series History 19th meeting, Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 10-8
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IRISH BACK ON THE ROAD TO FACE GEORGIA TECH
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team (11-7, 1-4 ACC) heads to Georgia Tech (10-8, 2-3) on Tueday evening looking for its first victory in McCamish Pavilion since the 2014-15 season.
The Irish are in the midst of a stretch of eight Atlantic Coast Conference games that feature five ranked teams - including three contests against top-10 ranked opponents.
MR. MOONEY ONE OF SIX MAJOR CONFERENCE PLAYERS AVERAGING A DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Junior forward John Mooney (dubbed Mr. Mooney by Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network Analyst Zach Hillesland) has posted back-to-back a monster efforts (16 pts, 19 reb at No. 13/15 North Carolina; 19 pts, 16 reb vs. No. 16/17 NC State) that have vaulted him into avearaging a double-double this season (14.0 ppg, 10.7 rpg).
Mooney joins Minnesota's Jordan Murphy (14.6 pts, 12.1 reb), Kansas' Dedric Lawson (18.9 pts, 10.7 reb), Wisconsin's Ethan Happ (19.8 pts, 10.3 reb), Maryland's Bruno Fernando (14.5 pts, 10.2 reb) and North Carolina's Luke Maye (14.4 pts, 10.0 reb) as the only major conference players averaging a double-double in 2018-19.
Add in Mooney's .538 field-goal percentage and the list of players averaging double-doubles and shooting over .535 from the field is trimmed to just Mooney, Happ and Fernando.
Add in Mooney's .425 three-point field goal percenage - and he becomes the only major conference player to average over 10 points, 10 rebounds, .535 FG% and .400 3FG% (minimum of 30 attempts).
MOONEY LEADS ACC IN DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Junior forward John Mooney has raised his level of play to an all-conference level in 2018-19 and currently leads the ACC in rebounding (10.4 per game) and in double-doubles (nine in 17 games played).
One of six major conference players averaging a double-double this season (14.0 ppg, 10.7 rpg), Mooney entered the season with 4.5 ppg and 3.3 rpg averages.
MOONEY DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN 2018-19
Opponent Date Points Rebounds
Radford 11/14/18 24 12
William & Mary 11/17/18 13 11
Duquesne 11/20/18 16 10
vs. Oklahoma 12/4/18 15 14
at UCLA 12/8/18 12 11
Binghamton 12/18/18 12 12
Syracuse 1/5/19 14 14
Boston College 1/12/19 27 12
at North Carolina 1/15/19 16 19
NC State 1/19/19 19 16
NOTRE DAME vs. GEORGIA TECH SERIES HISTORY

  • The Irish and Yellow Jackets will be meeting for the 18th time on Tuesday evening, with Georgia Tech leading the all-time series 10-8.
  • Georgia Tech and Boston College make up Notre Dame's ACC home-and-home annual series. The Irish lead the ACC series 6-4 against Georgia Tech.
  • Home court advantate means more in this series than possibly any other ACC opponent for the Irish, Notre Dame is 7-2 against Georgia Tech in Purcell Pavilion but just 1-7 im McCamish Pavilion (including losses in the previous three visits to Atlanta).
  • You can count on a close game between Notre Dame and Georgia Tech - as niether team has posted a double-digit victory in the series since the Yellow Jackets defeated the Irish in McCamish Pavilion 90-80 on February 25, 1989.
  • The last 10 meetings between Notre Dame and Georgia Tech have been decided by an average of just 4.9 points.
  • Two of the last three visits by Notre Dame to McCamish Pavilion have ended on last-second shots by the home team - Marcus Georges-Hunt hit a jump shot with two seconds remaining on 2/20/16 and Josh Okogie posted the game-winning layup as time expired on 1/28/2017.

NOTRE DAME AT GEORGIA TECH - BY THE NUMBERS
1 Notre Dame is the only team in NCAA Division this season to win a game playing just six players after the 69-66 victory over Boston College on January 12, 2019.
2 Junior guard T.J. Gibbs ranks second in the ACC for assist/turnover ratio (3.40), joining freshman backcourt mate Prentiss Hubb (8th, 2.03) in the top 10.
3.20 Junior Juwan Durham leads the ACC in blocked shots per game with a 3.20 average (48 total in 15 games played). That number puts him fifth in the country entering this week's college basketball action.
4.9 Average margin of victory in the last 10 meetings between Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. Neither team has won a contest by 10 or more points since 1989.
5 Bolstered by Juwan Durham's 3.20 average, Notre Dame is fifth in the country in blocked shots per game (5.89). John Mooney has also blocked 11 shots in five conference games this season.
9.5 With a 9.5 average, Notre Dame is third in the country in turnovers committed per game, behind Saint Joseph's (9.3) and Virginia (8.8).
10 Junior John Mooney leads the ACC and is tied for 13th in the country with 10 double-doubles (he is tied for fourth in double-doubles among major conference players). He also paces the ACC in 10-rebound performances with 12 this season.
13.8 Notre Dame, on average, is committing just 13.8 personal fouls per game - which is tied with Michigan for the NCAA lead in that statistical category.
17 Second-half points scored by freshman Dane Goodwin in Saturday's loss to No. 16/17 NC State. Goodwin matched his career-high with 19 points in the contest and became the fourth Irish player to score 17 points in the second half of a game this season.
19 Notre Dame and Georgia Tech will be meeting for the 19th time on Tuesday evening with the Yellow Jackets leading the all-time series 10-8 (see page 4 for more).
19 Recovering from an ankle injury at No. 13/15 North Carolina, John Mooney responded with a career-high 19 rebounds - tied for the fiffh-most in the Mike Brey era at Notre Dame. It was the most since Zach Auguste pulled down 22 missed shots against Duke in an overtime victory in the 2016 ACC tournament second round. See page 3 for more on Mooney's big game.
82 Winning percentage (.824) of the home team in the Notre Dame - Georgia Tech series (14-3). The last road game victory in the series came in 2015, when the Irish earned a three-point victory in Atlanta.
200 John Mooney is the latest Irish player to make a significant jump in their statistical production during their junior seasons in the Notre Dame program. He is poised to become the 10th junior since the 2005-06 season to improve their scoring by at least 200 points during their junior season. See page 11 for a more detailed breakdown.
959 T.J. Gibbs is just 41 points away from reaching 1,000 in his career at Notre Dame and will become the 63rd Irish player to reach that career scoring plateau. Notre Dame is tied for fifth in NCAA history for 1,000-point scorers (see page 5 for more details).
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PLAYERS MENTIONED

#3 Prentiss Hubb

Guard 6' 3" 167 lbs Freshman#11 Juwan Durham

Forward 6' 11" 223 lbs Junior#23 Dane Goodwin

Guard/Forward 6' 6" 203 lbs Freshman#33 John Mooney

Forward 6' 9" 242 lbs Junior 2018-19 Team Captain


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