New 3-Point record holder? Check. Injured/Ineffective Russell Carter? Check. Much needed road win against a team we should beat? Double check.
Get in, get out, get on with the year. The Irish took care of business behind record holding marksman Colin Falls's 23 points.
Russell Carter was limited to 15 minutes with a pre-existing injury. While we need him back badly, ND was able to show off some balance by having four players score in double figures. Russell finished with 3 points and 3 rebounds.
Colin scored 23 on 6-11 shooting and dished out four assists. 5-8 from beyond the arc helped him pass Chris Thomas as the All-Time 3-point leader at ND.
Tory Jackson scored 10 with six assists. He also turned the ball over five times, but a few of those could have been averted by better inside play.
Luke Harangody scored 11 and finished with 8 rebounds. Nice job for the freshman shooting 5-8 inside and also dishing out four assists. He has had some trouble on offense but played very well today.
Rob Kurz rounds out the starting lineup with 5 points and 7 boards.
Ryan Ayers played 30 minutes today and was lights out off the bench. 12 points, 4-4 from beyond the arc. Congrats to a guy who has received a lot of heat from yours truly. Hopefully will continue the strong play and push for the starting 3 spot next season.
Zach Hillesland was rock solid again today. Seven points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and used up all his fouls in 19 minutes. Overall a pretty nice performance for Mr. Reliable.
Peoples played only 6 minutes, but used them wisely. Five points and an assist. Did turn the ball over 3 times.
Luke Zeller fouled a guy in the four minutes he played. That's about it.
Very nice solid win on the road. Cincy came out gunning for the Irish with throwback unis and honoring its football team. Too bad ND was more than ready this time. 20 wins feels great. 9 conference W's will be even better, so let's lock that up Tuesday.