Feb. 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Scott Martin (14) shoots over West Virginia Mountaineers forward Kevin Jones (5) in the second half at the Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame won 71-44. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame 71, West Virginia 44

This one didn’t even fell close. Notre Dame proved to West Virginia that you really have to show up to play at South Bend in order to beat the Irish because ND routed the Mountaineers, 71-44. Notre Dame is 12-3 in the Big East, while West Virginia is 7-8.

3-Point Shooting:

Scott Martin and Jerian Grant were on fire tonight. Martin and Grant went for a combined 7-9 behind the arc. The team overall did a great job; going 9-16 all-together. How did WVU do from the 3-point line? They were a woeful 1-11. This is pretty much the key difference maker folks.

“Just to show how things have been going for the Irish, Cooley tossed up a shot after a timeout had been called and it swished through late in the first half.”- The Associated Press ‘

Honestly, I could have turned this game off after the 17-4 run ND was on, but then I realized that this might have been the last time Notre Dame would face West Virginia on a annual basis. WVU will be heading off to the Big 12 and will be leaving the Irish behind. I guess you can say our payback for was beating them twice this season.

Notre Dame will face Saint John’s on Saturday, the first of two road games. Let’s go Irish!


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