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Notre Dame Crushes Monmouth 76-33

Nov. 17, 2007

Final Stats

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Rob Kurz scored 15 points to lead Notre Dame to a 76-33 rout of Monmouth on Friday night at the Paradise Jam.

Kyle McAlarney and Ryan Ayers added 13 points each for the Fighting Irish (2-0) in a balanced attack against the Hawks (0-3).

The Irish took an early 17-4 lead, hitting their first five 3-pointers. They cooled off slightly to finish 10-for-23 from behind the arc.

With less than five minutes to play in the first half, the Hawks cut the deficit to 25-22 on a 3-point shot by Whitney Coleman that capped an 8-3 run. But the Irish quickly pulled away.

The Hawks had only eight points in the second half and were held scoreless for the final 10:30 of the game. They shot 13 percent from the floor after halftime, 27 percent for the game.

On the defensive end, 5-foot-11 guard Tory Jackson made two dramatic plays as the Irish closed out the first half, breaking up a two-on-one fast break and blocking a layup attempt. He finished with three steals and four assists.

Jhamar Youngblood led the Hawks with eight points and had a game-high four steals. Coleman added seven points and Alex Nunner had six.

The Irish, who outrebounded the Hawks 46-18, will face Baylor on Sunday in the second round of the tournament.

 

 

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