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The Irish and Blue Demons are about to tip off in Chicago. I'll be providing updates if you aren't near a television (game is on ESPN2).
Knight, Cooley, Atkins, Grant and Connaughton starting for Notre Dame as expected. Team is wearing the black uniforms with green numbers.
A couple early turnovers again for Notre Dame, which trails DePaul 7-3 at the under-16 timeout.
And Brey has opted for the button-down shirt once again instead of the turtleneck.
DePaul is outrebounding ND 5-2 early on.
Biedscheid and Auguste enter the game at the 15-minute mark for Connaughton and Knight. Brey really putting some trust in Auguste.
Notre Dame gets Cooley bucket, Biedscheid 3-pointer, steal and and Atkins drive to cut DePaul lead to 12-11.
By the way, forgot to mention Pitt knocked off No. 6 Syracuse 65-55 today. The league race is getting very interesting.
Connaughton drive after a timeout gives Irish a 13-12 lead with 11:19 to go in first half.
Irish got beat in transition a couple times then ripped off an 8-0 run to get a 23-16 lead. Knight stroked a jumper at the top of the key, then rebounded a missed 3 by Biedscheid and dunked it, followed by a Cooley jumper and another Knight bucket.
I'm sure it was discussed during the USF game but I reallyike the way they changed the black unis ...really cool look
CITY OF CHAMPYINZ!!!!!!
we need this one Wes. They need to stay focused.
Two time Poster of The Week, 2011 and 2013.
Notre Dame is 10-for-18 from the field, DePaul is 7-for-20.
Big putback slam by Auguste after the timeout. Irish up 25-16 with 6:40 to go in first half.
Atkins in transition throws alley-oop to trailing Auguste on the left side for thunderous jam. Irish up 29-20.
Atkins steal and then misses layup in transition but Auguste is there to tip it in. Irish up 31-20.
If Notre Dame can do a better job on the boards and hit some free throws this game should be out of reach for the Blue Demons soon. August is playing like a man. Fun to watch.
DePaul hanging around with some deep 3-pointers. Connaughton free throw puts Irish up 39-30.
Irish outscore DePaul 12-4 in second-chance points, head to the locker room with a 39-30 advantage.
ND shot 16-32 (50 percent) from the field in the first half and 2-3 from 3-point land. The Irish were just 5-for-11 from the foul line.
DePaul was 13-32 (40.6 percent) from the field, 4-8 from 3 and did not attempt a free throw.
Notre Dame individual stats
Cooley 9 points, 5 boards
Connaughton 3-3 for 8 pts and 3 boards
Knight 2-6 from the field for 6 points
Grant and Atkins combined for 3 points
Biedscheid 3-5 shooting for 7 points
Auguste 3-3 shooting for 6 points, two boards and a block
Love what Auguste is giving us, a whole lot of energy and low post presence. Knight really playing well. I am starting to think that every jumper he puts up is going to go down. Need some more from the guards.Grant just drives me crazy, you never know what you're going to get game to game.
Lastly, i'm pretty sure it's not a coincidence that we look much fresher and stronger offensively since Martin went down. It forced Brey to get away from his favorite player and go to players that add a lot more energy and talent
This post was edited by Scottfan34 17 months ago
Sloppy start to the second half for ND. Brey calls timeout after Grant turnover with the Irish leading 42-34.
I really don't know where Grant's head is at for alot of this season. i'm beginning to think I overestimated him.
Wish we had that third true guard to spell Grant.
Silly third foul on Knight.
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