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Style points

Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey has enjoyed the way his team has started the season, and while the 2-0 record surely helps, he seems to be just as happy about the way the Irish won.

Notre Dame defeated Liberty 72-51 Sunday after opening the season with a 98-61 win over Georgia Southern on Friday.

Against Liberty, the Irish had to play a slower style that they employed so well at the end of last season after star forward Luke Harangody was lost for six games with a knee injury.

“So far we have had two completely different games against two different styles of play,” Brey told reporters after Sunday’s game. “Friday against Georgia Southern, we faced a fast-break, pressing style, and today we had to grind it out against a zone, and we had to take the passes and the long possessions to score.”

The Irish have another quick turnaround as they play host to Chicago State, which fell to DePaul 114-81 on Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“We will probably play against another totally different style of play,” Brey said of facing Chicago State.

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