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Notre Dame guard CamerBeidscheid right drives lane as Brown guard Tyler Ponticelli defends during second half an NCAA college basketball

Notre Dame guard Cameron Beidscheid, right, drives the lane as Brown guard Tyler Ponticelli, defends during second half of an NCAA college basketball game with Brown on Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 in South Bend, Ind. Beidscheid lead with 17 points as Notre Dame won 84-57. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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Updated: January 10, 2013 6:44AM



SOUTH BEND — Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and No. 22 Notre Dame beat Brown 84-57 on Saturday night.

Jack Cooley added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (8-1), who committed just three turnovers and finished with 22 assists. Scott Martin made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Eric Atkins had 10 points and 12 assists.

Notre Dame dominated inside, outrebounding Brown (3-5) 42-32 and outscoring the Bears 38-16 in the paint.

Matt Sullivan scored 18 for Brown (3-5). Sullivan was 4 for 8 from 3-point range.

Notre Dame led 42-27 at halftime and put the game away midway through the second half. Jerian Grant and Martin made back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 12-0 run that gave the Irish a 71-45 lead with 6:02 to go.

Big ten

No. 3 Michigan 80, Arkansas 67: At Ann Arbor, Glenn Robinson III led five players in double figures with 17 points, and the No. 3 Wolverines (9-0) broke open a one-point game with a 10-2 run midway through the second half on their way to defeating the Razorbacks (4-4). Michigan is off to its best start since 1988-89, when its NCAA championship team opened 11-0.

No. 7 Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55: At Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas led a balanced attack with 18 points, including a three-pointer during an 11-0 burst in the first half, and the No. 7 Buckeyes (6-1) crushed the 49ers (3-6). Ohio State built a 42-point lead in the second half before coach Thad Matta began experimenting with different lineup combinations.

No. 19 Michigan State 73, Loyola 61: Gary Harris scored 20 points, and No. 19 Michigan State pulled away in the second half to defeat Loyola 73-61 on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

Marquette 60, Wisconsin 50: In Milwaukee, junior Cadougan scored 10 of his 18 points in the last 10 minutes, and Vander Blue added 17 to carry the Golden Eagles (6-2) past the Badgers (6-4). Marquette outscored Wisconsin 36-10 in the paint.

Top 25

No. 2 Duke 90, Temple 67: At East Rutherford, N.J., Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and Duke got the win at the Izod Center.

No. 4 Syracuse 108, Monmouth (N.J.) 56: At Syracuse, N.Y., Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and a career-high 16 assists, C.J. Fair finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Syracuse pounded Monmouth of New Jersey.

No. 5 Louisville 99, Missouri-Kansas City 47: At Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points, powering Louisville to the easy victory.

No. 9 Kansas 90, Colorado 54: At Lawrence, Kan., Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young added 16 points and eight rebounds and Kansas routed former Big 12 member Colorado.

No. 11 Cincinnati 92, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60: At Cincinnati, Cashmere Wright set a career high with six 3-pointers, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half, keeping Cincinnati unbeaten.

No. 12 Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38: At Columbia, Mo., Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping Missouri overcome a sloppy start.

No. 15 Georgetown 46, Towson 40: At Washington, Georgetown held Towson scoreless over the final 4½ minutes, and the Hoyas won their second home clankfest in a row, recovering from a 17-point first half.

State

Butler 74, Northwestern 65: At Evanston, Ill., Andrew Smith scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half for a win over Northwestern on Saturday night.

Smith had 19 points in the second half — including nine straight — and added 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-2), who shot 48 percent en route to their fourth straight win overall and fourth straight against the Wildcats (7-3).

Rotnei Clarke was 4 for 6 on 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points for Butler. Kellen Dunham added 11 points and Roosevelt Jones had 10.

Western Kentucky 77, IUPUI 57: At Bowling Green, Ky., Jamal Crook had 25 points and nine assists to lead Western Kentucky over IUPUI for a nonconference victory Saturday. Ian Chiles and Jordan Shanklin led IUPUI with 13 points each, with Shanklin hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

Morehead State 71, Indiana State 63: At Morehead, Ky., Devon Atkinson and Milton Chavis scored 15 points apiece as Morehead State snapped a three-game losing streak.



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