SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Luke Harangody had 32 points and 17
rebounds and Notre Dame shot 54 percent in a 90-57 victory over No.
5 Louisville on Thursday night that ended a seven-game losing
The Fighting Irish (13-10, 4-7 Big East) improved to 3-7 against
ranked opponents and beat Louisville for just the second time in
their last 11 meetings. The 33-point victory is the largest ever
for Notre Dame against a Big East opponent. It was the second loss
in three games for the Cardinals (18-5, 9-2).
The Irish were in control from the start as Louisville made just
one of its first 13 shots. The Irish made eight of their first 15,
going ahead 17-4 when Kyle McAlarney scored on a reverse layup. The
Cardinals flustered the Irish briefly with their full-court press,
but the Irish finished the half on a 13-3 run to open a 37-19 lead,
then opened the second half with a 7-3 spurt.