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ACC Roundup - Notre Dame Wins At Clemson

Don’t look now but the Irish are making a move

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 09 Notre Dame at Clemson
CLEMSON, SC - FEBRUARY 09: John Mooney (33) of Notre Dame grabs a rebound during a college basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers on February 9, 2020, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C.
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Only one ACC game Sunday as Notre Dame went to Clemson and handed the Tigers a 61-57 loss.

Monday’s ACC Action

  • Florida State @ Duke || 7:00 || ESPN

Sunday’s Results

  • Notre Dame 61 Clemson 57

ACC Standings

The Tigers were reliably tough but just couldn't pull it off. They played without Aamir Simms, who was ill, and it hurt: Clemson took 34 threes and only made nine of them. He took the inside game with him.

John Mooney had his reliable double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame. Rex Pflueger, who hasn’t scored that well this year after his ACL surgery last year, had 18.

Notre Dame has now won four straight and with this one moves them to 15-8 and 6-6 in the ACC.

Upcoming trips to Virginia and Duke are not going to be easy but UNC is beatable (albeit sometimes barely) and it’s possible the Irish close with six wins and whatever they can earn in the ACC Tournament. They could make a late charge for an NCAA bid.

The only ACC game Monday sees Florida State visit Duke and we always deal with Duke games separately.

On Tuesday though NC State goes to Syracuse, the Irish go to Virginia and UNC buses over to take on a Wake Forest team that’s much improved lately.