Feb 24, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT
Given a few days to recover after Monday’s comeback at Pittsburgh, the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team returned to the friendly confines of Purcell Pavilion on Sunday afternoon against Cincinnati. For the first time in a long time, an Irish victory was never in doubt.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 19-6 lead, and held the Bearcats to just one basket over a span of ten minutes during the first half. After Cincinnati trimmed a 19-point deficit to just nine midway through the second, the Irish went on an 11-2 run in less than three minutes, putting the game out of reach on the way to a 62-41 victory.
Once again, Notre Dame dominated the game on the glass, outrebounding the Bearcats, 43-27. Zach Auguste pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.
With the win, Notre Dame improved to 22-6 on the season and 10-5 in BIG EAST play. It marks the fourth straight season in which the team has registered at least 10 conference wins, setting a new program record.
Additionally, Cincinnati’s 41 points are the fewest Notre Dame has ever allowed against a BIG EAST opponent, breaking the mark tied…just six days ago in Pittsburgh (42 points).
The Fighting Irish return to the floor on Saturday at Marquette (2 pm ET).
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