Beachem scores 21 to help lead Notre Dame past Loyola (Md)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem scored 21 points Friday night and teammate Bonzie Colson added 19 as the Irish coasted to an 83-48 victory over visiting Loyola of Maryland.

Beachem, a senior forward, helped the Irish improve to 3-0 while the Greyhounds slipped to 1-3. Andre Walker, Andrew Kostecka, Jarred Jones and James Fives each scored eight points to top Loyola.

Notre Dame (3-0) steadily built on a 14-point halftime lead to put the game away. The Irish connected on 34 of 70 shots from the field (48 percent), including 10 of 25 from 3-point range (40 percent).

Loyola (1-3) struggled from the field, shooting 16 of 54 (29 percent), while also committing 18 turnovers.

Trailing 10-6, Notre Dame took control with a 23-5 run fueled by Beachem. The senior scored 10 points during that key stretch, a stretch that included five ND 3-pointers, two of them by Beachem.