By TOM COYNE
AP Sports Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind.(AP) — Luke Harangody scored 32 points, making
all 10 of his free throws, to lead Notre Dame to a 91-72 victory
over Liberty on Sunday in the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
The Flames (1-4) were able to keep the game close throughout the
first half, trailing 47-39 at halftime, but Harangody scored
three straight baskets to cap a 9-0 run early in the second half
and give the Irish (4-0) a 56-40 lead.
Not long after that, the Irish used a 10-0 run to open a 77-49
lead on a pair of free throws by Tory Jackson.
Kyle Ohman led Liberty with 13 points, Evan Gordon scored 12 and
David Minaya had 11. Tim Abromaitis and Tyrone Nash had 12
points each for Notre Dame.
Harangody scored 20 points in the first half on 4-of-7 shooting,
then made his first five shots from the floor to open the second
half. He finished 10-of-14 from the floor and added nine
rebounds. The Irish had a 38-32 rebounding advantage and
outscored the Liberty 40-28 in the paint.
The Irish also forced 12 turnovers in the second half and 19 for
the game, leading to 23 Notre Dame points off turnovers. Jackson
had three steals for the Irish and Ohman had six turnovers for
The game gave Irish coach Mike Brey a chance to get more time
for some reserves, as 10 of the 12 players who got in for Notre
Notre Dame used runs of 10-2 and 7-1 in the first half to move
ahead 35-25 when Ben Hansbrough hit a 3-pointer with 5:45 left
in the first half.
Chris McMasters and Patrick Konan added 10 points each for
Liberty and McMasters finished with seven rebounds.