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NCAA.com | March 4, 2017

Louisville edges past ND behind Mathiang's big Senior Day

  Louisville shook off a poor start to beat Notre Dame at home in the regular-season finale.

Saturday's regular-season finale for No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 8 Louisville started out as a sloppy one but turned into an entertaining, competitive affair with the Cardinals holding off the Fighting Irish down the wire.

Mangok Mathiang guided Louisville with 18 gigantic points off the bench on his Senior Day, while Quentin Snider and Donovan Mitchell were right behind with 17 and 16, respectively. Bonzie Colson led the Notre Dame charge with 20 points, but the Irish finished just 7-of-23 from outside and were out-rebounded 43-26.

Take a look below for a complete recap of the final regular-season game at the KFC Yum! Center in 2016-17.

Players to watch

Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell is averaging 14.3 points per game and ranks third in the ACC with 161 assists. He is shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range.

Louisville forward Deng Adel played all 40 minutes against Wake Forest and finished with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists. He is averaging 11.8 points on the season.

Key stats

Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with an average of 15.8 points per game, but he had only seven against Wake Forest.

Notre Dame defeated Louisville 77-70 on Jan. 4 behind 24 points from Steve Vasturia and 22 from Farrell.

The Cardinals are 15-1 at home this season.

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson leads the team with an average of 16.9 points per game and his 10.6 rebounds leads the ACC.

The Fighting Irish average 9.7 turnovers per game and force 12.7.

Louisville is averaging 7.0 steals per game.

Injuries

Louisville guard Tony Hicks is out with a hand injury.  

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