Irish win again at home

Notre Dame wins 27th straight at home with blowout victory over Sacred Heart.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)Jack Cooley scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds, leading hot-shooting Notre Dame to a 106-65 win Monday over Sacred Heart.

Cooley was 7 of 7 from the field and 5 of 6 from the line. Jerian Grant added 15 points and seven assists for the Fighting Irish (8-5), who shot 61 percent (35 of 57) from the field, including 53 percent (9 of 17) on 3-pointers, in recording their 27th consecutive home victory. Eric Atkins scored 13 points, and Alex Dragicevich and Joey Brooks had 12 apiece.

Notre Dame got 27 points at the free-throw line on 34 attempts, to only 15 for Sacred Heart.

Shane Gibson scored 22 points for the Pioneers (6-7), leaving the senior 11 points shy of 1,000 for his career.

With a victory in its final nonconference game of the season, Notre Dame improved its record against current Northeast Conference teams to 26-0. Top Stories