Auguste, Jackson lead Notre Dame past Stony Brook
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Zach Auguste had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Demetrius Jackson 19 points and 10 assists to lead Notre Dame over Stony Brook 86-61 on Tuesday night.
All five starters scored in double figures for the Irish, including V.J. Beachem, who finished with 14 points and was 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Notre Dame (6-2) won its second straight game after dropping two of three in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida, to close out the month of November. This was the first game in six days for the Irish since winning at Illinois, 84-79, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 2.
Jameel Warney had 16 points and eight rebounds for Stony Brook (4-3), and recorded his 1,000th career rebound with just over a minute left in the first half.
Carson Puriefoy scored 17 points for the Seawolves, who finished well below their season average of 83.2 points per game.
Warney's field goal in the paint 4:30 into the second half cut Notre Dame's lead to four, but back-to-back Beachem 3-pointers pushed the Irish advantage back up to 11 points three minutes later.
Those 3-pointers came early in a 25-4 Notre Dame run that also included a Jackson steal at midcourt, which led to a two-handed breakaway dunk on the other end. The Irish lead swelled to 25 points on Matt Ryan's 3-pointer with 6:24 to play.
Notre Dame went on an early 9-0 run and opened up a double-digit lead in the first five minutes of the game on Beachem's 3-pointer from the left wing.
Puriefoy answered by scoring eight straight points, and Stony Brook used its own 9-0 run to get back within a point with 7:21 left in the first half.
The Irish shot over 51 percent in the first half, including a 0-for-7 stretch which Jackson finally snapped with a fallaway jumper with 33 seconds left before the break to give the Irish a 40-32 lead.
Notre Dame: The Irish improved to 16-0 all-time against the America East Conference and 3-0 against Stony Brook.
Stony Brook: The Seawolves had scored 91 points in each of their last two games before meeting the Irish, did not trail in their previous three games. Their only lead against Notre Dame was 1-0 in the first 28 seconds of the game.
Notre Dame hosts Loyola Chicago on Sunday.
Stony Brook travels to face Northeastern on Saturday.
- Carson Puriefoy
- Jameel Warney
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Stony Brook Seawolves
- V.J. Beachem
- Zach Auguste