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Notre Dame beats Stetson 80-49; top-ranked Kentucky rolls
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Garrick Sherman's first game this season was one to forget.
He fouled out and scored just three points in No. 21 Notre Dame's season-opening win Friday. Fortunately for the fifth-year senior, Sherman only had to wait two days to erase the memory of that performance.
Sherman had 15 points and nine rebounds Sunday, and Jerian Grant also scored 15 points to lead the Fighting Irish to an 80-49 victory against Stetson.
Sherman was 7 of 11 from the field against Stetson, after making just one of his seven attempts against Miami (Ohio) two days earlier.
Pat Connauhgton added 10 points for the Irish (2-0) and senior point guard Eric Atkins finished with eight points, leaving him five short of 1,000 for his career.
Reserve Brian Pegg led the Hatters (0-2) with 13 points and Willie Green added eight points and nine rebounds.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Julius Randle scored 22 points en route to another double-double that led top-ranked Kentucky's 93-63 blowout of Northern Kentucky on Sunday.
Two days after the 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward debuted with 23 points and 15 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-0), Randle scored 20 points in 28 minutes before later heading to the bench with 14 rebounds against the overmatched Norse (0-2).
Guard Aaron Harrison added 16 points for Kentucky while twin brother Andrew had 13. Alex Poythress contributed nine points while 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein added seven points and 11 rebounds.
Needing a good tuneup with Tuesday's showdown looming against No. 2 Michigan State in Chicago, the Wildcats responded by dominating every area. Kentucky shot 30 of 55 from the field (54.5 percent), outrebounded NKU 51-23 and scored 36 points in the paint.
Daniel Camp's 13 points led Northern Kentucky in the first meeting between the schools located 83 miles apart.