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Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant (22) puts up a shot as Miami of Ohio guard Quinten Rollins defends during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game on Friday, in South Bend, Ind.

Grant leads No. 21 Irish over Miami of Ohio

SOUTH BEND – Jerian Grant scored a career-high 26 points to lead No. 21 Notre Dame to a 74-62 win over Miami of Ohio in the season opener for both squads Friday night.

Notre Dame jumped out to a big lead early, going up 21-6 midway through the first half on a baseline jumper by sophomore forward Zach Auguste.

ButMiamikept the game competitive by playing tight man-to-man defense and hustling for rebounds and loose balls.

Sophomore guard Reggie Johnson led the Redhawks with 22 points. His jumper with3:39left in the first half cut the Irish lead to 32-27. After Notre Dame regained some momentum, Johnson's 3 with 36 seconds left in the half cut the lead to 39-32 at the break.

Grant was 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

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