Young Notre Dame team beat Illinois-Chicago 84-67
Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 12:00am
(SOUTH BEND) – Notre Dame coach Mike Brey doesn't want to waste a lot of time finding out how good his newcomers might be. In his team's season opener Tuesday night, the early returns were encouraging. Freshmen Nate Laszewski, Robby Carmody and Dane Goodwin were among five Fighting Irish players to score in double figures as youthful Notre Dame cruised by Illinois-Chicago 84-67. The 6-foot-10 Laszewski led the way with 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench. Carmody, who became the first freshman to start an opener for Notre Dame since Torin Francis in 2002, added 11 points in 14 minutes. Goodwin finished with 10 points. Junior John Mooney and sophomore D.J. Harvey also scored 10 for the Irish. Notre Dame built a 46-23 advantage by halftime and was up by a high of 76-40 with 8:48 to go before the Flames narrowed the gap by scoring 16 of the game's final 18 points. Marcus Ottey led UIC with 17 points. Tarkus Ferguson added 12.