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Defense Shines In Win Over Charleston Southern
Forward Dennis Latimore drives the lane against Charleston Southern center Jovan Jegdic (45) and Chris Moore during first half action Friday in South Bend.
 
Forward Dennis Latimore drives the lane against Charleston Southern center Jovan Jegdic (45) and Chris Moore during first half action Friday in South Bend.

Nov. 26, 2004

Box Score

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Chris Quinn scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, Chris Thomas added 15 points and No. 21 Notre Dame held Charleston Southern to 16 points in the second half to beat the Buccaneers 54-38 on Friday night.

The 37 points were the second fewest allowed at the Joyce Center, which opened for the 1968-69 season. The record low is 35 when Notre Dame defeated Rice 50-35 on January 23, 1984. The Irish (3-0) held the Buccaneers (1-2) to just 27 percent shooting in the second half, and 33 percent for the game.

The Buccaneers tied the score at 29 on Thomas Harrison's wide-open 3-pointer with 13:30 left. But Jordan Cornette scored on a rebound off a miss by Thomas to start a 14-0 run in which six different players scored for the Irish.

Notre Dame, which trailed by seven in the first half, extended the lead to 43-29 when Dennis Latimore scored inside. Kurtis Rice scored on a reverse layup for Charleston Southern to end a scoreless streak of 7:34.

But Quinn made a pair of 3-pointers and drove the baseline for a basket inside to give the Irish a 51-33 lead.

Kurtis scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Buccaneers, who outscored the Irish 20-18 inside and outrebounded the Irish 34-32. But the Buccaneers didn't attempt a free throw, while the Irish were 13-of-17 from the free-throw line.

The Buccaneers kept the game close throughout the first half as Notre Dame made just 27 percent of its shots. The Irish started the game by shooting just 2-of-14, falling behind 15-8 when Thomas Harrison made a 3-pointer.

Thomas had five points as Notre Dame scored 10 straight points to move ahead 18-17. But the teams traded baskets the rest of the half and the score was 22-22 at the break.

 

 

By TOM COYNE
AP Sports Writer

Event Calendar

Delta

November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
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
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
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)

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

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
TBA
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS

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