Braxton Key's FT lifts Virginia past Notre Dame, 50-49, in OT

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However, Mooney blocked Diakite's layup attempt and proceeded to sink a hook shot over Diakite on the other side of the floor.

Junior guard Tomas Woldetensae was en fuego at the KFC Yum!

The Virginia Cavaliers enter this matchup averaging 56.8 points per game and only allow an awesome 51.7 points per game.

The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-14-1 ATS this year.

The game's Over/Under (O/U) opened at 122.5 points with Virginia set as a 4.5-point favorite at Pointsbet Catfish Bend Iowa Sportsbook.

Virginia has played.500 ball over its last 10 games but has been solid at home, posting a 10-3 record on its home court this season. What made the difference between the teams was three-point scoring, as the Fighting Irish converted 41.7 percent of their threes to just 12.5 percent for Virginia in the first half. Virginia's Kihei Clark finished with 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds in the game. Mooney needs to keep play great if Notre Dame wants to grab the points.

Notre Dame holds records of 15-8 straight up (SU) and 11-10-2 against the spread (ATS). Pflueger, who averages 5.8 points on the season, busted out for a game-high 18 points in the win against Clemson, including a 4-for-4 performance from beyond the arc. Notre Dame relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 26 points. "They're really hard to score against, and we had a couple possessions down the stretch where they just kinda shut us down".

In the overtime, Diakite hit a pair of free throws to give Virginia the lead, and Hubb's fall-away tied it again with 3:29 left.

After the Cavaliers won both matchups against the Fighting Irish last season, these teams will go head-to-head for the first time this year.

The Irish had more than enough chances to close a game they led for the majority of the time.

Diakite got Virginia on the board first in overtime, sinking two free-throws. We did fight and we battled and came up with a tough win.

Up next for Virginia is a visit to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.to face North Carolina Saturday afternoon.

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