Dec. 29, 2007
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Rob Kurz had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle McAlarney made four of Notre Dame’s 13 3-pointers, leading the Fighting Irish to an 87-54 victory over Brown on Saturday night.
The Irish (9-2), who also had a 54-25 rebounding advantage, pulled away steadily throughout much of the game behind 13-of-32 shooting from 3-point range. Six Notre Dame players scored from long range.
Twice the Irish hit three straight 3-pointers, moving ahead 25-11 on a basket by McAlarney and 46-20 on another by McAlarney. They led 48-27 at intermission.
The Irish took their biggest lead, 74-38, when McAlarney hit a 3 with 9:18 left.
Ryan Ayers was 3-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points for the Irish. Luke Harangody added 13 points and eight rebounds. McAlarney finished with 12 points as the Irish won their seventh straight, their 27th straight at home and improved to 42-4 all-time against Ivy League teams.
Brown (6-5) also shot well from 3-point range, making 11-of-23. But the Bears were 6-of-29 from 2-point range as they repeatedly missed shots inside. The Irish outscored the Bears 24-10 inside.
Damon Huffman led Brown with 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Mark McAndrew added 10 points.