Notre Dame gave opponents a taste of what it has seen most of the season – aggressive perimeter defense and great help rotation – en route to a 62-41 victory over Cincinnati. Equally important was ND’s dominance on the boards, outworking the Big East’s best rebounding team 43-27 on the boards.
Four Notre Dame players scored in double figures led by Jerian Grant’s 13. Zach Auguste’s nine rebounds led the Irish. Auguste got his nine boards in 12 minutes of playing time.
JaQuon Parker led the Bearcats with 12 points, but the team made only 17-54 shots from the field, 2-12 from three point range.