The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish got a 42-point showing from the bench on the way to a 92-57 victory against the Robert Morris Colonials at home Saturday. Notre Dame improved to 1-1 overall after the victory.
After jumping out to a 32-20 advantage, Notre Dame went on a 7-0 run with 1:59 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from John Mooney, to increase its lead to 39-20, a score that would hold until halftime. Notre Dame did most of its first half damage in the paint, scoring 20 of its 39 points close to the basket. Following intermission, Notre Dame kept widening that lead, expanding it to 82-48 before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Nate Laszewski’s three, to grow the lead to 90-48 with 1:43 to go in the contest. The Colonials narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Fighting Irish still cruised the rest of the way for the 92-57 win. Notre Dame got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 27 of its 53 total points.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
The Fighting Irish had five players score in double figures, led by Dane Goodwin, who had 18 points. T.J. Gibbs tacked on 15 points and five assists and Robby Carmody helped out with 13 points from the bench.
STAT OF THE GAME
Notre Dame did a great job disrupting Robert Morris shots in the contest, coming away with five blocks. Juwan Durham led the way individually for the Fighting Irish with three rejections.
» John Mooney notched a double-double for the Fighting Irish with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
» Notre Dame found success from beyond the arc, knocking down eight treys in the game.
» The Fighting Irish held the Colonials to only 33.9% shooting from the field.
» Notre Dame never trailed on the way to a 92-57 victory.
» Notre Dame tallied 18 total assists in the game.
» The Notre Dame bench made an impact by scoring 42 points to its scoring output.
» Five Notre Dame players scored 10 or more points.
» The Fighting Irish turned 14 turnovers into 23 points on the offensive end.
» Notre Dame had a 41-28 edge on the boards in the win.
» The Notre Dame defense forced 14 turnovers.
» The Fighting Irish were active in affecting shots on the defensive end, tallying five blocks as a team.
» Dane Goodwin led the Fighting Irish with 18 points.
» Notre Dame got a game-high 10 rebounds from John Mooney.
The Fighting Irish are back in action on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, when they’ll take on Howard at 7:00 p.m. ET.