Notre Dame vs. Bryant University Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

Will GroomsCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2013

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 22: Jerian Grant
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Notre Dame emerges victorious against Bryant 70-59, playing in front of dozens of fans in South Bend. The Fighting Irish are now 9-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Gotham Classic.

Coming off of a loss to North Dakota State, Bryant enjoyed sharing the floor with an ACC talent and NCAA basketball powerhouse in Notre Dame—but that's likely all they enjoyed in a tough loss against the Irish.

After six lead changes in the first half, the Bulldogs cut the lead to as little as four in the second half, but never regained the lead. Nevertheless, they should be proud of their effort.

Patrick Sherman recorded the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Jerian Grant turned in another dominating performance, leading all scorers with 23 points.