NCAAB Game Recap - Robert Morris at Notre Dame
Sat Nov 9, 2019 12:00 PM EST

URI
55
MD
73
F
ArkPB
60
Gonz
110
F
Stony
57
Seton
74
F
BethC
44
TxTch
79
F
Bois
75
Oreg
106
F
Tex
70
Purd
66
F
Alc
72
ULMo
73
F(OT)
GWebb
59
WCU
71
F
Nich
75
Pitt
70
F
RobM
57
ND
92
F
CenAR
78
GTown
89
F
UNCA
91
Citad
76
F
(N/A)
50
Ohio
88
F
HolyC
83
UNH
87
F
UMass
62
Fairf
60
F
(N/A)
63
Boston
91
F
Morg
57
Temp
75
F
Lafy
72
StFNY
73
F
S UT
79
Nebras
78
F(OT)
WriSt
88
MiaO
81
F
PorSt
74
Ind
85
F
GASt
80
Charl
84
F
NCC
64
SFA
94
F
TXSo
63
WichSt
69
F
PVAM
69
UCF
73
F
UMKC
51
OkSt
69
F
UMBC
65
FlGlf
61
F
UtVal
62
Denv
74
F
Del
56
SIU
54
F
LoyMD
98
ChiSt
85
F
(N/A)
54
Clev
79
F
MidTN
73
Lipsco
70
F
Iona
64
LaSal
70
F(OT)
How
62
GrgWas
76
F
TxSt
71
AF
78
F
KansSt
60
UNLV
56
F(OT)
SDSU
76
BYU
71
F
APSU
75
W Ky
97
F
NrthIA
64
NIU
54
F
CenCT
57
StJon
87
F
Merrim
64
PSU
91
F
Monm
74
Hof
94
F
IaSt
74
OrSt
80
F
Penn
61
Rice
80
F
TNSt
57
Chat
59
F
NJIT
47
Prov
76
F
Canis
68
Brown
75
F
Ida
51
UCRiv
58
F
TexSA
62
Oakl
75
F
(N/A)
60
MTSt
93
F
USD
62
LongB
74
F
Leh
74
Albany
70
F
HiPt
61
Woff
89
F
(N/A)
58
MtStM
75
F
Ball
75
Evans
79
F
NOrl
53
Butl
79
F
W MI
115
WIMil
110
F(3OT)
(N/A)
64
WIGB
115
F
Valpa
70
StLou
81
F
IndSt
81
Dayt
86
F
ETSU
92
TN-M
75
F
Stetsn
77
W IL
75
F
IUPUI
56
Brad
90
F
UCIrv
73
Pepp
77
F
Tuls
59
TexAr
73
F
(N/A)
70
TNTec
83
F
McNee
80
ULLa
85
F
SoMis
69
SthAL
75
F
South
49
Murr
69
F
Okla
71
Minn
62
F
Princ
72
USF
82
F
CSNor
70
NM
97
F
SDSt
93
CSBak
91
F(2OT)
E WA
74
Seatt
66
F
LoyMa
67
Nev
72
F
CS-Ful
54
Stan
70
F

Nov 9, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Robert Morris (0-2)

20

37

57

Notre Dame (1-1)

39

53

92

Goodwin leads Notre Dame past Robert Morris 92-57
Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:54 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Mike Brey liked what he saw at both ends of the court, and particularly in light of how young this college basketball season is.

"This is what, 20 home openers?" Brey said of his time as Notre Dame coach following Saturday's 92-57 blowout victory over Robert Morris.

"I don't know if I've ever been more pleased about one, given what I needed to see after last year," the coach said. "I saw some stuff today that I was going, man, that's really good to see in November."

Last season, the Fighting Irish (1-1) went 14-19, their worst record under Brey. On Saturday, according to the coach, they were a team that was fast, yet controlled, on offense, a team that guarded effectively and a team that performed fearlessly.

Dane Goodwin led a balanced attack with 18 points off the bench as Notre Dame improved to 20-0 in home openers under Brey.

T.J. Gibbs added 15 points, Prentiss Hubb 13, Robby Carmody 13 and John Mooney a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Already leading 39-20 at the break, the ball-sharing Irish effectively put the game away with a 16-2 spree over the first four minutes of the second half for a 55-23 advantage. All five ND starters scored during that spurt.

Josh Williams netted 18 of his game-high 21 points for the Colonials (0-2) in the second half, finishing 6-of-16 on 3-pointers, but little else went right for the visitors.

"I thought our effort was horrendous," RMU coach Andrew Toole said. "Obviously, their guys really know how to play. They take advantage of any crack in your armor. They'll expose your weaknesses if you're not engaged or urgent, and they did it to us all day long."

The Irish shot 57% from the field while holding the Colonials to 34%. Notre Dame also made 22 of 25 free throws to the visitors' 2 of 4.

"I think we sent a big message today," senior Rex Pflueger said of ND's bounce back from Tuesday's season-opening 76-65 loss at No. 9 North Carolina. "It was a tough game down there. We had a real shot to win, but the maturity to come to practice the next day and get after it, get after each other, and to come into today and play the way we did, I think it sends a good message."

BIG PICTURE

Robert Morris: The Colonials, who appeared to offer little in the way of defensive resistance, will need to get accustomed to trying to solve opposing offenses on the road. Nine of their first 11 games are away from home.

Notre Dame: Returning nearly their entire team from a season ago, the Irish have a chance to continue building momentum before they get into the thick of their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. Just two of their first 15 games are against currently ranked clubs and one of those already took place with the loss at Carolina.

BENCH POTENCY

Goodwin's 18 in just 18 minutes were part of 42 points that the Irish bench contributed. Carmody's 13 points also came in a reserve role.

"We didn't have any drop-off," said Brey, who indicated that he'll likely remain comfortable with a rotation of nine players.

Goodwin finished 6 of 8 from the field and 5 of 5 at the line, while Carmody was 4 of 6 and 5 of 6. Nate Laszewski chipped in nine points and eight rebounds over 15 minutes off the bench.

All three are sophomores.

HUBB HEATING

Hubb's 5-of-8 shooting included 3 of 6 outside the arc, and it followed the sophomore guard's career-high 22 points at Carolina.

Hubb is 13 of 25 from the field overall and 8 of 15 on 3-pointers over two games after struggling mightily during his freshman season at just 35% overall and 26% on triples.

"He's a big-time threat," Brey said. "He's really quarterbacking us now, running stuff, and now our (other) passers find him. I love that he's stepping up and taking it. He was streaky last year, but throughout his life, he's been able to make open shots, so I just want him confidently pulling up."

UP NEXT

Robert Morris: The Colonials host neighboring nemesis Pittsburgh on Tuesday in their only home contest among their first seven games. RMU has never beaten the Panthers over 30 meetings, the last coming in November 2011.

Notre Dame: The Irish play the second of six straight home games when Howard visits Tuesday. Notre Dame has never faced the Bison.

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Leaders

Robert Morris PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Russell 0 0 0 5 0 0
S. McEwen 0 0 1 0 1 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Doherty 0 0 0 2 0 0
N. Djogo 0 0 3 1 0 1

Team Comparison

RobM ND
Points For 57 92
Field Goals 21/62-34% 31/54-57%
Three Pointers 11/30-37% 8/22-36%
Free Throws 4/8-50% 22/25-88%
Offensive Rebounds 8 5
Defensive Rebounds 20 36
Rebounds 29 43
Blocks 1 5
Steals 6 5
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 21 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - ND Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 9 RobM 57 @ ND 92 A. Bramah 2 E. Morgan 2

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 6,422
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