NCAAB Game Recap - Howard at Notre Dame
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Howard (0-3)

21

29

50

Notre Dame (2-1)

41

38

79

Mooney's 18 points help Notre Dame power past Howard, 79-50
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:35 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The seamless play of Notre Dame big men John Mooney and Juwan Durham together on the basketball court extended right into a postgame interview together.

"He took a page out of my book," Mooney said in mock braggadocio of his teammate when asked about the 6-foot-11 Durham's smooth and head-turning Euro-style drive to the basket during ND's convincing 79-50 victory over Howard on Tuesday night.

"No, no. He's a great player, and he can handle the ball and does a lot of things," Mooney continued. "That was pretty sweet with the Euro."

"Most definitely," Durham kidded with a straight face when asked whether he'd like to be shifted to point guard after that display. "(Maybe) point forward. I'm just trying to go out there and be KD (Kevin Durant)."

Neither senior was that guy, but both were pretty good.

The 6-9 Mooney powered for game highs of 18 points, 16 rebounds and five assists as the Fighting Irish (2-1) rolled. Durham added 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 19 minutes.

"They love playing together," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. "They're two Florida guys, and they room together, so I think they really have a nice chemistry together. We're learning how to be more efficient offensively with them on the floor (at the same time)."

Dane Goodwin also scored 11 points for the Irish, while Rex Pflueger tallied 10.

Freshman Wayne Bristol Jr. was the lone double-digit scorer for the Bison (0-3) with 14 points.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 7-0 lead and was never threatened.

"I think their size physically and their strength bothered us," Howard coach Kenneth Blakeney said. "They were able to get into us, and we didn't do a good job working to get open and executing our stuff. I attribute a lot of that to (Notre Dame)."

ND shot 51% from the field to the Bison's 31%.

The Irish, who led by as many 34 points in the second half, built a 41-21 advantage by the intermission, fueled in part by edges of 26-4 in paint points and 8-0 in second-chance tallies.

BIG PICTURE

Howard: The Bison were beaten down the floor, beaten inside and beaten on the boards during much of their only scheduled matchup this season against a program from a Power Five conference. Maybe those gaps close against the majority of their schedule.

Notre Dame: ND's plus depth continued to show itself, encouraging for down the road when the season turns into more of a grind. There was little to no drop-off when the Irish made lineup changes among their top eight players. Subs Goodwin, Robby Carmody and Nate Laszewski combined for 26 points.

REUNION OF COACHES

The game brought Brey together with two of his former players in Blakeney, who is in his first year as Howard coach, and Bison assistant Eric Atkins, a former Irish star who spent the last three years on Brey's Notre Dame staff.

"I've known Coach Brey since I was 13," the 47-year-old Blakeney reflected. "We have a very unique relationship. It's a little father-son, a little big brother-little brother, and we have a friendship also. . He's always been there and been an amazing friend and resource for me."

Blakeney said Brey remains "the same guy" he knew as a history teacher at DeMatha High School, from where both men graduated.

Brey recruited Blakeney to Duke when Brey was an assistant, and Blakeney was later an assistant to Brey at Delaware.

GETTING AGGRESSIVE

Brey said he was pleased with the aggressiveness off the bench that Goodwin, Carmody and Laszewski - all sophomores - continue to demonstrate.

Such was a problem for Goodwin last season as a freshman, according to the coach. Conversely, it's never been one for Carmody.

"Carmody came out of the womb driving to the basket," Brey said, "and knocking the (heck) out of people. He is a bull in a china shop. Is that a Pittsburgh guy or what? He just knocks the crap out of people, and that's OK."

UP NEXT

Howard: The Bison head to Toledo, Ohio, for two afternoon games in three days, beginning Friday when they face Robert Morris. That's followed by meeting the host Rockets on Sunday.

Notre Dame: The Irish try to make it three Men Against Breast Cancer Invitational wins in three tries when Marshall visits Friday. The MABC Invite is a five-team round robin taking place at multiple sites during the season's early weeks.

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Leaders

Howard PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Lee 0 0 6 1 0 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 0 1 0 0
E. Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

How ND
Points For 50 79
Field Goals 19/61-31% 32/63-51%
Three Pointers 8/26-31% 6/23-26%
Free Throws 4/7-57% 9/13-69%
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Defensive Rebounds 21 33
Rebounds 35 50
Blocks 2 5
Steals 6 9
Turnovers 17 14
Personal Fouls 13 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 How 50 @ ND 79 M. Barber 2 C. Doherty 2

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 6,190
Game Time: