Updated: December 14, 2012 6:28AM
Garrick Sherman scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead No. 20 Notre Dame to an 84-57 victory Monday against Monmouth in South Bend, Ind.
‘‘Garrick has a really good feel to get to spots,’’ coach Mike Brey said. ‘‘He’s really light on his feet and crafty and stuff around the bucket.’’
The Hawks (1-1) scored the first four points, but a free throw by Jack Cooley four minutes in put the Irish (2-0) ahead for good. Notre Dame led by 17 points with 1:31 left in the half before Monmouth’s Andrew Nicholas cut the deficit to 12 with a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Cooley added 16 points and Pat Connaughton 13 for the Irish, who outrebounded the Hawks 42-24. Dion Nesmith led Monmouth with 13 points.
North Dakota State 61
Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Remy Abell a career-high 14, and the No. 1 Hoosiers (2-0) used a 23-13 run in the second half to pull away from the pesky Bison (1-1) in Bloomington, Ind. North Dakota State trailedonly 48-38 early in the second half before Indiana’s burst turned the game into a rout.
Michigan 91, IUPUI 54
Trey Burke scored 22 points and handed out nine assists, Glenn Robinson III made his first eight shots on his way to 21 points and the No. 5 Wolverines (2-0) shot 60 percent from the field on their way to an easy victory against the Jaguars (1-1) in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Central Michigan 61
Roy Devyn Marble had 18 points, Mike Gesell 15 points and Aaron White 14 points and nine rebounds to carry the Hawkeyes (2-0)
past the pesky Chippewas (0-1) in Iowa City. Iowa couldn’t pull away until a 14-3 run midway through the second half.