GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina, 90-82, on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Pat Connaughton added 20 points for the third-seeded Irish (29-5). They went from trailing by nine to up double figures with a stunning burst that seized momentum in what amounted to a road game and sent the program to its first title in any league.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Runner Training For Boston Marathon Braves The Snow Along Chicago's Lakefront
Connaughton came up with a pair of 3s during Notre Dame’s go-ahead run, with the Irish getting into a fast-paced, free-flowing attack set loose by a few ill-timed turnovers by the Tar Heels (24-11).READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
When it was over, Notre Dame had turned a 63-54 deficit into an 80-66 lead on Connaughton’s dunk with 2:54 and largely silenced a home-state UNC crowd featuring plenty of blue in the Greensboro Coliseum seats.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: City Deploys Over 200 Plows Amid Lake Effect Snow
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