Miami defeated Notre Dame 62-49 in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Matthew Cleveland, Norchad Omier, and Nijel Pack led the scoring for Miami with 14, 13, and 13 points respectively. Miami's strong defense held Notre Dame to 29% shooting and 19% on 3-pointers.

Why It Matters

The win gives Miami a 6-1 start to the season and extends their school record of consecutive appearances in the AP Top 25 poll. Notre Dame continues their streak of unranked status.

By the Numbers
  • Miami finished with a 16-0 advantage in fast-break points.
  • Notre Dame shot only 29% from the field and 19% from behind the arc.
  • Matthew Cleveland, Norchad Omier, and Nijel Pack led Miami in scoring with 14, 13, and 13 points respectively.
State of Play
  • Miami's strong defense limited Notre Dame's shooting percentages.
  • This win gives Miami a 6-1 record for the season.
  • Notre Dame continues their streak of not being ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.
Bottom Line

Miami's strong defense and balanced scoring helped them secure a conference-opening victory over Notre Dame and maintain their spot in the AP Top 25 poll.