Harangody, Notre Dame cruise past Delaware State
South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Luke Harangody logged game-highs of 20 points and eight rebounds, as the No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish had little trouble handing Delaware State an 88-50 defeat at the Joyce Center.
Ryan Ayers and Kyle McAlarney each made four three-pointers en route to 18 and 14 points, respectively, for Notre Dame (8-2), which has won back-to-back games after falling to now nationally-ranked Ohio State.
Kris Douse and Marcus Neal were the only Hornets players in double figures with 11 points apiece as Delaware State (2-13) fell to 0-9 in true road tests.
"I don't know what you can say after a game like that," Delaware State head coach Greg Jackson said. "This team is very good, well coached. All five guys can hurt you in so many ways. "
Frisco Sandidge scored on Delaware State's first possession of the game, but the Hornets went scoreless until Greg Smith made a jumper around the midway point of the first half.
Notre Dame rattled off 14 straight points in the stretch and another 9-0 spurt capped by a McAlarney triple at the three-minute mark paced the Irish to a 39-21 edge at halftime.
The Notre Dame defense clamped down again in the second half, holding Delaware State without a point for seven minutes and netting 12 consecutive points, finished off by a Tyrone Nash free throw with 12 minutes to play.
The make gave the Irish a comfortable 57-28 lead that was never threatened.
"I thought it was good to get some guys extended minutes off the bench like (Tyrone) Nash and get him moving around heading towards Big East play," Irish head coach Mike Brey said.
Notre Dame extended the nation's second-longest home winning streak to 42 games...The Irish outscored the Hornets in the paint, 32-10...Nash finished with 10 points in the win.
12/20 22:27:59 ET