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Sam Houston State vs Notre Dame

Notre Dame 74, Sam Houston St. 41


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame freshman Pat Connaughton outscored Sam Houston State in the first half as the shorthanded Fighting Irish cruised to a 74-41 victory on Wednesday night.

Connaughton scored 17 of his 24 points before halftime, while Notre Dame (3-0) held Sam Houston State to 16 points.

Marcus James had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Bearkats (1-1).

The Irish made due with only seven scholarship players for much of the game.

Senior forward Tim Abromaitis sat out, serving the third of his four-game suspension. Guard Eric Atkins, who led the team in scoring (averaging 20 points) in its first two games, was sidelined with an illness.

Jerian Grant had 17 points and seven assists for Notre Dame.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
M. James, F306-141-280116
S. Werner, F152-40-03054
K. Tucker, G362-71-12125
D. Gatlin, G332-80-06324
D. Gatson, G221-70-01212
M. Holyfield253-40-28146
A. Harwell161-30-02302
A. Thompson161-50-00112
M. McKinney50-10-01010
W. Fritz10-00-00000
C. Sadler10-00-00000
Totals 18-532-534111741
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
J. Cooley, F242-32-46436
J. Grant, G366-64-767017
A. Dragicevich, G332-62-43307
S. Martin, G304-91-251311
J. Brooks, G120-40-01110
P. Connaughton339-140-151124
T. Knight193-71-21217
M. Broghammer111-10-02212
P. Crowley20-10-01000
Totals 27-5110-2032211074
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin7-017-386
Sam Houston7-115-5111
Texas A&M-CC6-111-8289
Nwestern St.5-310-9216
Hou. Baptist4-39-8330
Incarn Word3-311-5130
Abilene Christian3-49-11291
SE Louisiana2-45-14272
New Orleans2-56-10283
Nicholls St.2-55-12332
McNeese St.1-67-11237
C. Arkansas0-70-18350

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame7-119-235
N. Carolina7-117-411
Miami (Fla.)4-214-537
N.C. State4-413-845
Florida St.2-510-10138
Boston College1-59-9120
Va. Tech1-69-11209
Wake Forest1-69-11149
Georgia Tech0-79-10102
Other games
Stetson 66 Final
Florida St 79
COLG 41 Final
Wisc 68
LB St 86 Final