Irish's Thomas score game-high 25
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Four Notre Dame players scored in double figures Wednesday night to lead the Irish to an 88-76 exhibition win over Coaches vs Cancer Team Dasani.
Former Connecticut guard Tony Robert led Dasani with 18.
The Irish fell behind 13-8, but a 3-pointer by Thomas cued a 12-4 run that put Notre Dame on top 20-15 midway through the first half.
Dasani improved to within one before another Thomas 3-pointer started a 9-4 run that put the Irish ahead 35-27 late in the half.
Two straight 3-pointers by freshman Russell Carter gave Notre Dame a 45-35 halftime edge.
Thomas led all scorers at the break with 13 points while Francis added 10. Mike Campbell had nine for Dasani.
Thomas' fourth 3-pointer of the night opened the second half and led a 13-7 run that set the score at 58-42. The Irish held on from there.
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