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Notre Dame Basketball Quick Recap: Fighting Irish Fall to the Florida State Seminoles, 67-58

The Irish are unable to break their three game losing streak to the Noles

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Notre Dame
Jan 13, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Markus Burton (3) dribbles as Florida State Seminoles forward Jaylan Gainey (33) defends in the first half at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore
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In this matchup at Purcell Pavilion, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back on their home turf, ready to take on the Florida State Seminoles. Despite the lingering storm from yesterday, the Seminoles arrived early to ensure they wouldn’t miss this crucial game. The Irish are determined to break a three-game losing streak against the Seminoles and improve their ACC record to .500. Join us as we delve into how the Irish performed against the Seminoles in today’s game.

First Half

Florida State got the ball first to start the half and snuck in a quick layup by De’ante Green to get points on the board first. On the first Notre Dame possession Florida State’s Darin Green stole the ball but ND was able to get it back. Markus Burton got the first points on the board for ND on a step back jumper and De’ante Green answered with three point jumper. 5-2, FSU

Notre Dame’s Carey Booth got his first three point shot to tie the game, and Jamir Watkins quickly responded with a driving layup. JR Koniecszny got in the three point game with a three point jumper of his own. Irish up, 8-7.

Florida State’s Jamir Watson missed a driving layup and Notre Dame got the rebound. JR Konieczny made a bad pass and Florida State stole the ball and turned it into points on a Jalen Warley jumper. Kebba Njie missed his layup and the media took a timeout, 15:35. 9-8, Florida State.

Njie was fouled and missed both of his free throw shots and Florida State got the rebound, and turned it into points on a Jaylan Gainey second chance jumper. Njie made up for his missed foul shots with a layup, to cut FSU’s lead to one. After a few missed shots Markus Burton made a three point shot, followed by two FSU buckets by Gainey and Darin Green Jr. 15-13 FSU.

Konieczny missed a three point jumper followed by a FSU turnover. Braeden Shrewsberry missed his driving layup shot and FSU’s Primo Spears made a pullup jumper at the other end of the court. Media timeout, 11:40. 17-13, FSU

On Notre Dame’s next possession Julian Roper II sank a three point jumper at the buzzer. Notre Dame down by one point. FSU missed a shot on their next possession and Burton missed his three point shot. Foul on Roper II, and FSU’s Taylor Bowen went to the line and made his free throw shot.

Logan Imes made a driving layup, and on FSU’s next possession ND stole the ball. Shrewsberry turned the ball over and FSU missed a three point shot and lost the ball to ND. Notre Dame’s JR Konieczny sank his layup, and then ND got the turnover at the other end. Roper II sank his three point shot and the crowd at Purcell Pavilion got real loud. ND up 23-20. Media timeout, 6:36

Notre Dame’s JR Konieczny made one of his two free throw shots at the line followed by a foul by Cameron Corhen which sent Kebba Njie to the line where he missed his free throw shot. FSU Jalen Warley made a second chance driving layup to shrink ND’s lead to two points, and at the other end of the court Green Jr. fouled Matt Zona who went to the line and missed both of his free throw shots. Missed foul shots are killing the Irish.

FSU’s Green Jr made a second chance jumper following Zona’s missed foul shot and at the other end of the court Notre Dame’s Julian Roper II missed his driving layup and FSU came up with the ball. 24-24, media timeout 4:00

After the break Jalen Warley went to the foul line and made both of his free throw shots to put the Noles up by two points. FSU got the ball and couldn’t turn the possession into points. Notre Dame took the ball to the other end and Konieczny turned the ball over. Konieczny fouled Baba Miller who went to the foul line for one shot and made it.

Notre Dame turned the ball over on their next possession and fortunately FSU couldn’t turn the opportunity into points. Foul on Baba Miller who sent Matt Zona to the line who missed his foul shot and FSU came up with the ball. FSU turned the ball over and ND’s JR Konieczny sank his hookshot jumper. ND closes to within three points.

Roper II missed his three point shot and on FSU’s possession Roper II fouled Primo Spears who went to the line and sank both of his free throw shots. FSU up by 5 points, 31-26. Notre Dame takes a timeout with 53 seconds remaining in the half.

Notre Dame’s Markus Burton sank a big three to pull the Irish within two and then at the buzzer FSU’s Taylor Bowen sank a second chance layup to put FSU up by four at the buzzer.

Notre Dame 29 - FSU 33

Second Half

Notre Dame got the ball first to begin the second half and ND’s Konieczny turned the ball over on a travel. Jalen Warley sank his driving layup and FSU gets on the board first in the second half. Konieczny missed his three point jumper, and FSU’s Jamir Watkins made a jumper in the paint at the other end. 37-29, FSU

Konieczny fouled Jamir Watkins who missed one free throw and made one free throw. ND’s Kebba Njie tried to sneak a layup inside and missed and FSU’s Darin Green Jr sank a three point shot. 41-29, FSU

ND turned the ball over on their next possession and FSU couldn’t turn the opportunity into points. Matt Zona missed his three point shot, and JR Konieczny stole the ball from Darin Green Jr. Media timeout, 16:00, 41-29, FSU

After the break Note Dame’s Braeden Shrewsberry sank a two point pullup jumper, and FSU turned the ball over on their next possession. FSU’s Chandler Jackson fouled Markus Burton who went to the line and made both of his free throw shots. FSU’s Spears sank his two point jumper and Notre Dame responded with a Logan Imes layup.

Notre Dame’s Markus Burton stole the ball and made a beautiful layup at the other end. Spears sank his three point shot, followed by FSU stealing the ball and Jalen Warley sinking a layup at the other end. FSU now up by 11 points, 48-37.

Notre Dame tried three times to get the ball to sink on their next possession to no avail, and FSU’s Cameron Corhen got his layup to go right in. Matt Zona fouled Corhen who made his one free throw shot. Notre Dame’s Carey Booth missed his three point shot and FSU couldn’t convert on their next possession. Notre Dame’s Imes got his layup to role and, and FSU’s lead is at 12.

Notre Dame stole the ball from FSU and Carey Booth got his layup to fall in. Ten point game.

Green Jr missed his three point jumper and Carey Booth got the rebound. Markus Burton sank his pullup jumper, and then FSU turned the ball over and Notre Dame seized the opportunity with a JR Konieczny three point shot. Jamir Watkins sank a jumper in the paint, and Shrewsberry turned the ball over on the Irish possession. Media timeout, 7:38. 53-46, FSU

Taylor Bowen missed his three point shot, and Notre Dame turned the ball over on a bad pass by Markus Burton. Watkins missed his jumper, rebounded by Njie, and Notre Dame’s Imes missed his three point jumper. Darin Green Jr made his three point shot on a fast break, and ND quickly answered with a Burton driving layup. Green JR fouled Konieczny who missed his free throw shot, and FSU got the rebound.

Five minutes to go in the half. FSU’s Jamir Watkins sank a second chance dunk, and ND couldn’t do anything on their next possession. ND got the rebound and took it to other end where Burton got the layup in. Green Jr missed his three point and ND quickly answered with another Burton driving layup. 58-52, FSU. 30 second FSU timeout. 3:18 on the clock.

FSU turned the ball over and Notre Dame took a timeout with 2:48 remaining. 58-52, FSU

With under three minutes, ND’s Markus fouled Jamir Watkins who made one of his two free throws from the line. Notre Dame’s Braeden Shrewsberry sank a monster three and Notre Dame is within four points of FSU. FSU’s spears sank a pullup jumper and the FSU lead goes back to six.

Notre Dame’s Shrewsberry sank another three from beyond the three point line and the crowd is up on their feet and very loud. FSU’s Spears sank a layup in the paint, and the score is 63-58, FSU. Less than a minute to go.

Notre Dame’s JR Konieczny missed his three point shot and FSU got the rebound. Personal foul on Braeden Shrewsberry. Jamir Watkins went to the line and made both of his free throw shots. Notre Dame went to the other end and Braeden Shrewsberry missed his three point shot. 15.6 seconds left in the game.

Shrewsberry fouled Miller who went to the line and made both of his free throw shots. Notre Dame’s Logan Imes missed his jump shot and that’s the game.

Notre Dame falls to Florida State by a score of 67-58.

Next up for the Irish is the Boston College Eagles, on the road in Chestnut Hill, MA, at 7pm on Monday, January 15th.

Cheers & GO IRISH!