Notre Dame 81, North Carolina State 72 / Final

Sat, February 18, 2017 1:00 pm (+1 GMT)   Conference: Atlantic Coast  
Location: PNC Arena • Raleigh, NC  
Fightin` Irish (81)
Wolfpack (72)
National Rankings: Notre Dame #25
Score by Half: Notre Dame 41-40 - 81   North Carolina State 28-44 - 72  
Officials: Mike Eades, Sean Hull, Lamar Simpson
Attendance: 16,602
AP Game Recap

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) V.J. Beachem scored 27 points and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 81-72 on Saturday in the Wolfpack's first game since the announcement that coach Mark Gottfried is out after the season.

Bonzie Colson added 13 points for the Fighting Irish (21-7, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who kept themselves in the middle of a crowded race for a top-four finish that would secure a double-round bye in the ACC Tournament.

Notre Dame used a 9-0 run late in the first half to build a double-digit margin, led 41-28 by halftime then pushed it to 23 points from there. The Fighting Irish shot 50 percent and made 13 of 30 3-pointers.

Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points for N.C. State (14-14, 3-12), which thrice rallied within seven points late before suffering its seventh straight loss since last month's upset at Duke.

This one came two days after the school announced Gottfried won't return for a seventh season as a once-promising season continued to unravel.

Gottfried heard a smattering of boos during pregame introductions before Wednesday's 97-73 loss to 10th-ranked rival North Carolina.

Ties: 1   Biggest Lead: ND +23   Run: ND 27-12 (1-3:55 to 2-15:13)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Notre Dame, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Notre Dame, 3-1 Since 2006: Notre Dame, 3-2
NCSU 61 ND 48

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, USG%: Usage Percentage (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), Eff: Efficiency score

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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