Basketball: Notre Dame runs away from Chicago State, 102-62

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 18: The mascot of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish performs during the game against the Old Dominion Monarchs during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men


All five starters scored in double-figures and Notre Dame rolled over Chicago State 102-62 at Purcey Pavillion at the Joyce Center.

Ben Hansbrough nailed six three-pointers on his way to 22 points, while forward Tim Abromaitis added 21 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Carleton Scott ( 17 points, 11 rebounds) and Tyrone Nash (11 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists) both also notched double-doubles

Notre Dame held just a three-point lead with 8:12 left in the first half, but Hansbrough and Abromaitis led a furious rally that gave Notre Dame a 53-31 lead at the half. The Irish picked up where they left off in the second half, outscoring Chicago State 29-9 over the first nine minutes of the second half.

Carl Montgomery, Hajijj Martin, and Christian Wall led the  Cougars (1-2) with 14 points each.

Notre Dame climbs to 3-0 with its third win in six days and will play next on Monday as the Irish play host to Maine at Purcel Pavillion.

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