Irish beat up Stetson

Updated: November 10, 2013

South Bend, IN ( – Garrick Sherman scored 15 points and
grabbed eight rebounds, leading 21st-ranked Notre Dame to an easy 80-49 win
over Stetson at the Joyce Center.

Jerian Grant added 15 points and six assists for the Fighting Irish (2-0), who
opened the season Friday with a 12-point win over Miami-Ohio.

Sherman made 7-of-11 shots and Grant connected on 4-of-6. The Irish shot 56.1
percent overall and connected on 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Freshman Brian Pegg finished with a team-high 13 points for Stetson (0-2),
which dropped a 71-51 decision at Clemson in its opener on Friday.

The Irish opened the game on a 17-3 run, highlighted by Pat Connaughton, who
scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting.

Stetson then called a timeout at 14:33 and scored eight unanswered to pull
within six, but that would be as close as the Hatters would get to a comeback.

Eric Atkins hit a 3-pointer, which sparked a 34-10 run to close the half,
giving the Irish a comfortable 51-21 lead heading into the break.

Notre Dame shot a blistering 64 percent from beyond the arc in the opening
stanza, making 9-of-14 attempts.

The Irish cruised in the second half, leading by as many as 35 points.

Game Notes

Connaughton finished with 10 points and six rebounds … Atkins scored eight
for the Irish … Notre Dame attempted only three 3-pointers in the second
half, and missed each one … The Irish will play Indiana State next Sunday.