No. 22 Notre Dame cruises past Brown 84-57

No. 22 Notre Dame cruises past Brown 84-57
December 8, 2012, 9:30 pm
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Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley, right, grabs a rebound in front of Brown forward Rafael Maia gives chase in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Brown on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and No. 22 Notre Dame beat Brown 84-57 on Saturday night.

Jack Cooley added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (8-1), who committed just three turnovers and finished with 22 assists. Scott Martin made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Eric Atkins had 10 points and 12 assists.

Notre Dame dominated inside, outrebounding Brown (3-5) 42-32 and outscoring the Bears 38-16 in the paint.

Matt Sullivan scored 18 for Brown (3-5). Sullivan was 4 for 8 from 3-point range.

Notre Dame led 42-27 at halftime and put the game away midway through the second half. Jerian Grant and Martin made back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 12-0 run that gave the Irish a 71-45 lead with 6:02 to go.

Irish sixth man Garrick Sherman was out after bruising a knee in practice this week, creating some playing time for Zach Auguste and Tom Knight. Knight, a senior who draws praise from his teammates for his work ethic in practice, had four points and seven rebounds.

Sean McGongill added 15 points for Brown.