Notre Dame tops Boston College 80-58 to advance in ACCs

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- T.J. Gibbs scored 16 points and Dane Goodwin added 15 points, and Notre Dame defeated Boston College 80-58 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

The Irish (20-12) won in an unconventional manner as five different players scored in double digits, none of which were Associated Press first-team All-ACC selection John Mooney,

Prentiss Hubb had 14 points for Notre Dame, while Juwan Durham had 12 points and Nate Laszewski scored 10. Mooney finished with eight points and 11 rebounds.

Tenth-seeded Boston College was led by 20 points and 13 rebounds from Steffon Mitchell.

The two teams split during the regular season with each team winning by one point on the other's home court.

But this one wasn't nearly as close.

The Irish jumped out to a 30-12 lead with 3:37 left in the first half after the Eagles opened the game 3 of 24 from the field. Boston College shot 34% for the game and was just 6 of 20 from 3-point range.

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Boston College: The Eagles simply couldn't dig out of an early hole. They needed someone to step up in the scoring column and that didn't happen until Mitchell got going in the second half. Notre Dame's 1-3-1 defense seemed to throw off the Eagles.

Notre Dame: Coach Mike Brey was happy with the team's balanced scoring attack. Now they hope for more of the same against Virginia.

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Boston College: Season is over.

Notre Dame: Will face Virginia in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

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