Abromaitis powers 24th-ranked Irish
Carleton Scott was perfect. Ben Hansbrough just helped out.
Scott made all eight of his shots, including four 3-pointers,
and scored 20 points to lead No. 24 Notre Dame to an 88-62 win over
Stony Brook on Sunday.
Hansbrough had 14 points with eight assists and Tim Abromaitis
scored 22 points for Notre Dame (10-1).
”Ben has been unbelievable at finding shooters,” Notre Dame
coach Mike Brey said. ”I don’t know if we have had a better guy at
Marcus Rouse led Stony Brook (4-6) with 15 points while Anthony
Jackson added 12 and Dave Coley had 11.
Notre Dame began the second half with a 17-7 run. That followed
a 12-2 run before the break which began after the Seawolves made it
29-26 with 5:36 to go.
Jack Cooley’s three-point play with just under five minutes gone
in the second half made it 58-35.
”Scott is a hard guard, especially for us,” Stony Brook coach
Steve Pikiell said. ”We are used to (tall) guys being around the
basket. He got it going early and when he is on he is as good as
Pikiell said the Fighting Irish remind him of Connecticut, only
”UConn has Kemba Walker who is a terrific player who kind of
runs the whole thing but Notre Dame has five players with Eric
Atkins coming off the bench and they are not going to shoot
themselves in the foot,” Pikiell said. ”Notre Dame is
well-coached, they are veterans, and they have an inside guy who
can really post in and then pass back to 6-8 or 6-9 guys on the
perimeter. I think they will be a tough game for anybody when they
have that kind of size and that kind of passing ability.”