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Fighting Irish Defeat St. Edward's, 71-56, In Final Exhibition Game
Sophomore forward Luke Harangody registered 15 points and eight rebounds in his first action of the season on Wednesday night.
 
Sophomore forward Luke Harangody registered 15 points and eight rebounds in his first action of the season on Wednesday night.

Nov. 7, 2007

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Forwards Rob Kurz (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) and Luke Harangody (Schererville, Ind.) both scored a game-high 15 points to propel Notre Dame to a 71-56 victory over St. Edward's (Texas) in exhibition men's basketball action at the Joyce Center on Wednesday night. The game was the second and final exhibition contest for the Fighting Irish before the regular season begins Monday (Nov. 12) against Long Island.

Kurz, a senior captain, chipped in a game-best nine rebounds, while the sophomore Harangody had eight boards. Guards Kyle McAlarney (Staten Island, N.Y.), a junior, and Tory Jackson (Saginaw, Mich.), a sophomore, also reached double figures for the Irish by posting 12 and 11 points, respectively. Junior guard Ryan Ayers (Blue Bell, Pa.) led Notre Dame with five assists.

Notre Dame jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, yet St. Edward's would manage to hang around and not let the game get out of control. A McAlarney three-pointer with 1:07 remaining in the first half gave the Fighting Irish their first double-digit lead of the game at 36-25. The junior led the Irish with two treys on the night. The Irish carried a 38-28 lead into halftime.

St. Edward's had three players in double-figures, with guard Jannick Zimmer leading the way with a 12-point performance. The Hilltoppers cut the deficit to four (43-39) on a Dian Ivanov three-pointer with 15:07 left in second half.

Notre Dame surged back with nine straight points to up the lead to 13 (52-39) with 12:41 remaining in the stanza. The closest St. Edward's would get the rest of the way would be eight points midway through the second half. A 17-point advantage with under a minute left would mark the largest lead of the night for the Fighting Irish.

 

 

Notre Dame held a 35-27 edge in rebounds. The Irish shot 48 percent from the field, while the Hilltoppers produced a 41 percent clip. Notre Dame made 6-of-16 three-pointers, while St. Edward's went 5-for-22.

The Fighting Irish will host Long Island in the regular season opener on Monday, Nov. 12. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (ET) in the Joyce Center.

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7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
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ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
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ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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December 31
TBA
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9:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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3:00 PM
Clemson
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7:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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January 18
7:00 PM
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January 21
12:00 PM
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January 24
8:00 PM
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January 28
12:00 PM
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January 30
7:00 PM
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February 7
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7:00 PM
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12:00 PM
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6:30 PM
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March 1
8:00 PM
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March 4
2:00 PM
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