Notre Dame 72, Liberty 51

Ben Hansbrough scored 19 points to lead cold-shooting Notre Dame
to a 72-51 victory over Liberty on Sunday.

It was the second straight game that Hansbrough had led his team
in scoring. His 3-pointer at the 2:30 mark of the first half ended
an eight-minute scoring drought by the Irish and pushed them to a
41-22 halftime edge.

David Minaya led the Flames (1-1) with 12 points. Tyrone Nash
added 16 for Notre Dame (2-0), including a 12-for-15 effort from
the free throw line.

Liberty closed the gap to 15 twice early in the second half, but
the Irish responded both times. Notre Dame shot 42 percent while
holding Liberty to 36 percent.

Notre Dame plays its third game in five days Wednesday night
against Chicago State.