Notre Dame hosts much-improved Texas AM-Corpus Christi

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22 Dec 2021, 06:19 GMT+10

Notre Dame volition spell for back-to-back wins for the archetypal clip this period erstwhile it hosts Texas AM-Corpus Christi successful a nonconference matchup Wednesday day successful South Bend, Ind.

The Fighting Irish (5-5) are coming disconnected Monday's 85-52 triumph astatine location implicit Western Michigan. That snapped a acold spell successful which Notre Dame had dropped 4 retired of five.

"I thought we did a large occupation moving our half-court stuff, getting into our offense," Notre Dame caput manager Mike Brey said.

The adjacent trial for Brey's squad volition travel against Texas AM-Corpus Christi (10-2), which besides is looking for back-to-back wins aft holding disconnected Lamar for a 57-53 triumph Saturday.

The Islanders person not shied from going connected the roadworthy to play bigger schools during their nonconference slate. They mislaid 86-65 astatine Texas AM connected Nov. 14, but they were much competitory Dec. 14 astatine Minnesota successful a 79-71 loss.

Besides those contests, Texas AM-Corpus Christi is simply a cleanable 10-0, already doubling its triumph full from past season.

Islanders caput manager Steve Lutz has emphasized the value of playing hard connected defence successful his archetypal play astatine the helm.

"As agelong arsenic we'll proceed to springiness the effort and the combat connected the antiaircraft end, we're going to enactment ourselves successful presumption to beryllium successful the crippled astatine the extremity of the game," Lutz said. "We're going to sprout the hoops better. We're going to person nights wherever we don't people it, and (Saturday) was 1 of those days."

Notre Dame defender Dane Goodwin volition instrumentality the tribunal for the archetypal clip since becoming the 66th subordinate successful schoolhouse past to scope 1,000 vocation points. Goodwin has scored successful treble figures successful each 10 games this season.

"He's been a stone for america from Day One," Brey said.

After Wednesday's game, Notre Dame volition person astir a week disconnected earlier visiting Pitt successful ACC enactment connected Dec. 28.

Texas AM-Corpus Christi is not scheduled to play again until Dec. 31, erstwhile it is acceptable to big Sul Ross State.

--Field Level Media

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