Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina, 90-82, Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game at Greensboro, N.C.
Pat Connaughton added 20 points for the third-seeded Irish (29-5), who went from trailing by nine to up by double figures with a stunning burst that seized momentum in what amounted to a road game and sent the program to its first title in any league.
Connaughton made two three-pointers during Notre Dame's go-ahead run, with the Irish getting into a fast-paced, free-flowing attack set loose by a few ill-timed turnovers by the Tar Heels (24-11).
When it was over,...