Scores

Final

Notre Dame 103

(15-11, 6-8 Big East)

Providence 84

(16-11, 8-7 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    ND 49 54103
    PROV 37 4784

    Top Performers

    Notre Dame: R. Ayers 28 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: W. Efejuku 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Notre Dame 103, Providence 84

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ryan Ayers scored 28, making seven of Notre Dame's 13 3-pointers, as the Fighting Irish beat Providence 103-84 on Saturday.

    Ayers went 6-for-8 from the 3-point line in the first half as the Irish (15-11, 6-8 Big East) sank nine of their first 12 attempts to open a 17-point first-half lead.

    They cooled off in the second, making 2-of-10. But they held on to win for the third time in four games since a seven-game losing streak dropped them from seventh in the country to out of the rankings.

    Weyinmi Efejuku scored a career-high 31 points and Sharaud Curry scored 23 for Providence (16-11, 8-7).

    Kyle McAlarney was 4-for-6 in the first half and 0-for-5 in the second, finishing with 25 points for the Irish.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ND
    PROV
    Points 103 84
    FG Made-Attempted 35-72 (.486) 31-71 (.437)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-28 (.464) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2008-09 Season

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