Notre Dame men's hoops hang on to win home opener

NOW: Notre Dame men’s hoops hang on to win home opener

NOTRE DAME, Ind -- The Notre Dame men’s basketball team were back on the hardwood for their home opener after re-scheduling twice because of COVID-19 concerns with opposing teams.

Detroit Mercy the opponent Sunday night at Purcell Pavilion as the Irish look for their first win of the season.

First game action for Mike Brey’s team since November 28 and it would be in a socially distanced setting on campus.

Junior Guard Prentiss Hubb had a game high18 points.

All five starters scored double digits and the Irish used a late 12-0 run to put the Titans away.

Final score: 78-70.

Head Coach Mike Brey is happy about the effort.

"I’m really proud of our group. They just roll with it. You know I think I got more anxious than them when we kept losing opportunities. We tell them here’s the deal. We’re really mature we get it, we get the big picture and we know they’re living day to day," said Brey.

Notre dame is now 1 and 1 on the season and have a big 10 days ahead.

Their next three games include a matchup with Ohio State in the ACC/BIG Ten Challenge, at Kentucky and the ACC opener against Duke on December 16.

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