It looked like Notre Dame might immediately suffer the effects of dara mabrey being out for the season.
After all, Florida State is a ranked team stacked with talent, so this wasn’t an opponent the Irish could take lightly.
While that might not have been the case, trouble appeared to have been in the cards anyway.
In the end, the Irish righted the ship and won, 70-47.
The Irish (17-2 8-1) had a rough first-half stretch as they missed 14 consecutive field-goal attempts,
allowing the Seminoles (18-5, 7-3) to rattle off 14 unanswered points despite having their own shooting troubles.
The Irish went down by 10 in the second quarter, but they completely made that deficit up and trailed by only one at halftime.
They finally took firm control of the game in the third quarter by outscoring the Seminoles,
27-10. A nice fourth quarter gave them a 48-24 scoring advantage for the entire second half.