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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Garrick Sherman scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead No. 20 Notre Dame to an 84-57 victory over Monmouth on Monday night.


Jack Cooley added 16 points for the Irish (2-0) and Pat Connaughton had 13.


Monmouth (1-1) scored the game's first four points, but Cooley's free throw 4 minutes into the game put the Irish ahead for good. Notre Dame stretched its lead to 17 points with 1:31 to go in the first half, before Monmouth's Andrew Nicholas cut the deficit to 12 with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.


Notre Dame, which outrebounded Monmouth 42-24, only shot 61 percent from the free throw line.


Dion Nesmith led the Hawks with 13 points.


Monmouth tried to establish themselves with a strong physical presence early, notching six fouls in the first 4:14 of the game.


Monmouth was outscored 40-20 in the paint, and hit only 2 of 11 from 3-point range. The Irish were 6 of 21 on 3-pointers, with Connaughton hitting three.


The Irish again were lackluster from the free-throw line, hitting just 16 of 26 -- a slight improvement from the 18-of-30 effort in their season opener Saturday against Evansville.


Monmouth shot just 39 percent from the field, compared to 53 percent by the Irish.


Monmouth turned the ball over 18 times to Notre Dame's 16, but the Irish turned those into 28 points, while Monmouth converted the Irish turnovers into just 10 points.


Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Remy Abell added a career-high 14 to lead No. 1 Indiana past North Dakota State.


The Hoosiers (2-0) struggled to get in sync against the foul-prone Bison (1-1).


Early in the second half, after the Bison closed to 48-38, Zeller and Abell combined for 15 points in a 23-13 run that turned the game into a rout.


North Dakota State was led by Marshall Bjorklund with 16 points and Mike Felt with 11.


Memphis 81, North Florida 66

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tarik Black had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 17 Memphis in its season opener.


Memphis (1-0) eventually pulled away in the middle stages of the first half and coasted through the second half.


Joe Jackson finished with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Antonio Barton, who keyed Memphis' rally, scored 11 points.


Jerron Granberry led the Ospreys (1-1) with 17 points, including 13 in the second half. Parker Smith scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from outside the arc.


WOMEN West Virginia 60, Boston University 57.

BOSTON — Ayana Dunning had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots as No. 14 West Virginia held off Boston University.


The Mountaineers (2-0) led by seven with 3:51 to go, but Chantell Alford, who scored a career-high 30 points with nine rebounds for the Terriers, tied it at 57 with 29 seconds remaining.


Dunning hit 1 of 2 free throws with 4 seconds left, then knocked down a pair of foul shots 2 seconds later.


Alford, who had already made six 3-pointers, missed from half court with 2 seconds left.


During a back-and-forth first half, Boston University (1-1) used a 13-4 run in the final 2:59 to lead 33-28 at the break, then increased its lead to eight with 12:32 to go


But the Terriers scored only two points in the next 5:53, with the Mountaineers regaining the lead at 48-47 on a Bria Holmes 3.


Miami 69, Richmond 63

RICHMOND, Va. — Michelle Woods scored a career-high 20 points and No. 23 Miami picked up a victory over Richmond in a nonconference showdown.


Woods was 6 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 on 3-pointers. Keyona Hayes added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (2-0), while Shawnice Wilson and Morgan Stroman also pulled down 11 boards each for Miami.


The Hurricanes led 36-34 at halftime, and began the second half on a 13-0 run sparked by two 3s and a fast-break layup by Woods.


Miami shot just 23 of 60 from the field, but made 19 of 21 free-throw attempts.


Richmond (1-1) was paced by Rachael Bilney, who followed a 17-point performance in last Friday's win over Longwood with 15 points Monday.


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