NCAAB Game Recap - Fairleigh Dickinson at Notre Dame
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SFA
85
Duke
83
F(OT)
UGA
85
MSU
93
F
Kansas
71
BYU
56
F
Rich
65
Aub
79
F
Colora
71
Clem
67
F
NE
56
Drake
59
F
ColSt
61
LoyIL
60
F
W MI
55
Seatt
59
F
TN-M
64
GWebb
81
F
Web
68
Murr
69
F
NMSt
65
SoFL
45
F
Yale
81
Buck
61
F
Gram
74
PorSt
84
F
Hamp
73
USF
89
F
Boston
55
N CO
78
F
UCIrv
92
ULLa
67
F
(N/A)
64
Norf
54
F
Brown
63
UMassL
75
F
OlDom
50
WaSt
66
F
SthAL
82
MiaO
71
F
Wisc
50
NM
59
F
UCLA
74
Chami
48
F
IUPUI
77
South
83
F
WichSt
70
SCar
47
F
Woff
67
MD-ES
42
F
W IL
69
Ball
62
F
(N/A)
60
Stetsn
72
F
Furm
97
Elon
61
F
(N/A)
53
DelSt
90
F
Mizzu
66
Okla
77
F
Flrda
59
FlGlf
73
F
FaDi
66
ND
91
F
UtVal
61
MtStM
64
F
(N/A)
69
Bingha
90
F
(N/A)
73
HiPt
90
F
(N/A)
32
VMI
98
F
Mercer
51
StBon
56
F
NJIT
58
Rut
85
F
AzSt
67
Princ
65
F
Bry
76
UNH
87
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
UNCW
122
F
Corn
61
Navy
72
F
Copp
94
JMU
78
F
(N/A)
82
FlInt
96
F
App
69
ETSU
78
F
Brev
47
Citad
90
F
How
69
Amer
86
F
GMas
85
Nebras
66
F
WriSt
70
LaSal
72
F
StFNY
56
ArkLR
67
F
MorSt
84
W&M
95
F
Radf
63
Monm
80
F
(N/A)
65
Ill
117
F
(N/A)
56
Nich
102
F
Dayt
89
VaTec
62
F
CenMI
75
DeP
88
F
LoyMD
65
NebOm
70
F
Colg
99
WIGB
81
F
NCC
48
SIU
64
F
NWSt
69
ULMo
77
F
Canis
94
IL-C
64
F
HBU
73
Hou
112
F
Lamar
48
UAB
57
F
NrthIA
55
WVU
60
F
Wyo
47
TCU
64
F
ColCh
46
MTSt
82
F
Belm
82
E WA
87
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
115
F
Butl
68
Stan
67
F
Longw
58
UCRiv
71
F
SIU-E
50
Pacif
78
F
JackSt
57
UNLV
80
F
NDSt
70
Ida
53
F
UCDav
66
Cal
72
F
SamH
74
CSBak
65
F

Nov 26, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Fairleigh Dickinson (1-5)

30

36

66

Notre Dame (6-1)

42

49

91

Laszewski's 16 leads 6 Irish in double figures in FDU rout
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:16 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Sophomore reserve Nate Laszewski is on a roll and so is Notre Dame, which had six players in double figures in winning for the sixth straight game with a 91-66 runaway victory over Fairleigh Dickinson Tuesday.

"I thought we brought a lot of juice," said the 6-foot-10 Laszewski, who scored a team-high 16 points and had three blocked shots five days after knocking down a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer that allowed coach Mike Brey's Fighting Irish to eventually beat Toledo in overtime, 64-62.

Led by Laszewski and fellow sophomore Dane Goodwin, who had 15 points, Notre Dame's bench finished with a 38-19 edge over the Knights, who lost their fifth straight.

"Both those guys are gifted guys," Brey said. "Last year it was hard to get them to be aggressive offensively. They were too nice. They weren't physically or mentally ready. I think they are now. They are great weapons."

John Mooney had his fourth double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Irish, whose only loss is their 76-65 Atlantic Coast Conference opener Nov. 6 at now No. 6 North Carolina. Juwan Durham had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, and T.J. Gibbs had 11 points and Rex Pflueger 10 for the Irish.

Pflueger, playing his fifth season after missing much of last season following knee surgery, likes what the bench is providing Notre Dame. Notre Dame shot 51% from the field, outrebounded FDU 44-33 and had 24 assists on their 32 baskets, 12 from 3-point range.

"I'm so proud of them," said Pflueger of Laszewski and Goodwin. "The steps they have made since last year is incredible. You can see it in their eyes and their bodies. They've really matured."

Brey also likes what Mooney and Durham are providing. "To go double-double with your starting frontline guys is really powerful," Brey said of Mooney and Durham, who are roommates. "They look at each other as a tag-team group."

Coach Greg Herenda's Knights (1-5) lost their fifth straight despite a game-high 17 points from Xzavier Malone-Key. Kaleb Bishop had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and teammates Brandon Rush and Elyjah Williams also scored 10 points for FDU, which was never in it from the start.

"We're a little banged up," said Herenda, whose team started 0 for 18 against the Irish and were playing without Jahlil Jenkins. "We got good shots. In Durham and Mooney, they have rim protectors and then they close out well."

Notre Dame jumped out to a 13-0 lead hitting five of its first seven shots before Herenda called a timeout with 15:14 left as his team missed its first eight shots.

The Irish continued to grow the lead to 19 points, 21-2, before FDU's Rush drove the lane with 10:03 left in the half to stop the 0-for-18 basket drought for the Knights, who finished shooting 37 percent (24 of 64).

Despite going 2:54 without a point and 5:42 without a basket, the Irish led 42-30 at halftime after the Knights closed the half on a 17-12 run over the final 4:41. Notre Dame took a 20-point lead on Durham's free throw with 11:51 to go and cruised from there. The biggest Irish lead was 27 points late.

BIG PICTURE

Fairleigh Dickinson: The woeful shooting start by the Knights, who won the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament titles to earn an NCAA bid, doomed them from the start. That's not a good harbinger of things for FDU's next road excursion Dec. 7 at No. 9 Kentucky.

Notre Dame: The Irish, who entered the game shooting 40.3 from the field (298th among the 351 Division I teams), took a step in the right direction in the first half by hitting 52 percent (15 of 29), including 54 percent from the 3-point line, where they were 29 percent (288th) coming in. Notre Dame finished 12 of 25 from 3-point land (48 percent).

TAKING THE BLAME

Herenda, whose brother graduated from Notre Dame, gave Brey $3 for the candle he lit at Notre Dame's Grotto of Our Lady Monday night after the team's arrival from New Jersey.

"I made a major mistake - I went without cash," Herenda said. "I gave Mike $3 before the game and said, `I lit a candle so put the $3 in the Grotto for me.' And we were 0 for 18 from the start. It's my fault."

UP NEXT

Fairleigh Dickinson: The Knights return home to play Quinnipiac Tuesday before their visit to Kentucky.

Notre Dame: The Irish, who won six games at Purcell Pavilion in 17 days, play for the first time on the road since their loss at No. 9 North Carolina when they visit No. 5 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge next Wednesday.

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Leaders

Fairleigh Dickinson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Baker 0 0 3 1 0 0
X. Malone-Key 17 0 3 5 0 0
Notre Dame PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Djogo 0 0 3 0 1 0
E. Morgan 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

FaDi ND
Points For 66 91
Field Goals 24/64-38% 32/63-51%
Three Pointers 7/23-30% 12/25-48%
Free Throws 11/16-69% 15/23-65%
Offensive Rebounds 11 13
Defensive Rebounds 22 31
Rebounds 34 44
Blocks 2 7
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 8 7
Personal Fouls 17 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 26 FaDi 66 @ ND 91 O. Okeke 2 R. Carmody 3

Game Information

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Attendance: 6,166
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