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Irish Insights


Irish cruise past Bearkats

Notre Dame easily dispatched of Sam Houston State 74-41 Wednesday night in Purcell Pavilion.

The Irish (3-0) never trailed in their second regional round game of the CBE Classic, which continues with a semifinals matchup against No. 25 Missouri on Monday in Kansas City, Mo.

Freshman Pat Connaughton led Notre Dame with 24 points. Jerian Grant scored 17, going 6 of 6 from the floor, and Scott Martin added 11.

Marcus James led the Bearkats (1-1) with 16 points. Sam Houston State didn't have another player score in double figures as it finished 18 of 53 from the floor.