Auguste helps Notre Dame win at North Carolina

Zach Auguste
Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste in action

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Zach Auguste scored 18 points, include hitting the go-ahead bucket with 1:08 remaining and Notre Dame held on for a 71-70 victory over North Carolina on the road on Monday night.

Auguste, who went 6 for 10 from the field and hit all six of his free throws, also grabbed six rebounds and two blocks for the No. 13 Fighting Irish (15-1, 3-0 ACC), which improved to 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.

Pat Connaughton shot 4 for 7 from three point-range to finish with 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Demetrius Jackson added 15 points and four assists in the victory for Notre Dame.

V.J. Beachem hit three of four from behind the arc for nine points for the Irish, who now won 11 straight games, with their two match-ups against top 25 teams this season deciding by a one-point margin.

Marcus Paige paced the No. 18 North Carolina with 15 points and four rebounds, but missed a late three point attempt as the time expired.

Kennedy Meeks and J.P. Tokoto each scored 12 points in the defeat for the Tar Heels (11-4, 1-1 ACC), which had its five game winning streak snapped.

North Carolina will next face the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals at Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 10, with Notre Dame taking on the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Tar Heels, for the second successive night, held a moment of silence for alumni and ESPN sports anchor Stuart Scott, who died on Sunday after losing a long battle with cancer.

Official Box Score
Notre Dame vs North Carolina
01/05/15 7:00 PM at Smith Center, Chapel Hill
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VISITORS: Notre Dame 15-1, 3-0 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
30 Auguste, Zach....... f  6-10   0-0    6-6    4  2  6   3  18  0  2  2  0  33
11 Jackson, Demetrius.. g  6-11   2-5    1-1    0  1  1   2  15  4  0  0  2  32
22 Grant, Jerian....... g  1-8    0-4    6-6    0  4  4   5   8  8  2  2  1  37
24 Connaughton, Pat.... g  5-11   4-7    2-4    1  8  9   2  16  1  2  3  0  39
32 Vasturia, Steve..... g  2-6    1-3    0-2    1  4  5   2   5  1  2  0  0  31
01 Torres, Austin......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
03 Beachem, V.J........    3-4    3-4    0-0    0  1  1   3   9  0  0  0  0  17
20 Burgett, Austin.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   4
23 Geben, Martinas.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0   4
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   23-50  10-23  15-19   6 20 26  19  71 14  8  7  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-27 48.1%   2nd Half: 10-23 43.5%   Game: 46.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-12 41.7%   2nd Half:  5-11 45.5%   Game: 43.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-7  100 %   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 78.9%   2,1


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HOME TEAM: North Carolina 11-4, 1-1 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Kennedy Meeks....... f  3-8    0-0    6-6    4  0  4   5  12  1  1  1  1  17
11 Brice Johnson....... f  3-11   0-0    3-4    3  2  5   2   9  1  1  0  0  27
13 J.P. Tokoto......... f  4-9    1-2    3-4    5  0  5   3  12  2  3  0  2  31
44 Justin Jackson...... f  2-4    0-2    2-2    0  3  3   0   6  1  0  0  0  23
05 Marcus Paige........ g  6-17   2-8    1-2    0  4  4   0  15  2  1  0  0  38
00 Nate Britt..........    0-4    0-2    2-2    0  1  1   1   2  1  0  0  1  14
01 Theo Pinson.........    3-5    1-2    0-0    3  5  8   0   7  0  0  0  0  16
02 Joel Berry II.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   3   2  1  0  0  0  13
14 Desmond Hubert......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
22 Isaiah Hicks........    2-2    0-0    1-5    1  1  2   1   5  0  0  0  0   8
42 Joel James..........    0-3    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   0  1  0  0  0  12
   TEAM................                         3  3  6             1
   Totals..............   24-65   4-16  18-25  21 22 43  17  70 10  7  1  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-32 43.8%   2nd Half: 10-33 30.3%   Game: 36.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  3-10 30.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half: 13-19 68.4%   Game: 72.0%   6,1

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Officials: Bryan Kersey, Doug Shows, Joe Lindsay
Technical fouls: Notre Dame-None. North Carolina-None.
Attendance: 20604
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Notre Dame....................   38   33  -   71
North Carolina................   34   36  -   70

Milton Blake, College Sports Writer

Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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