NEWARK, N.J. -- They walked off the floor single file and in near
silence, save for a high-five here and a clap there, a post-game scene
dramatically different than the last time out for the Notre Dame men's
But the end result was the same.
Looking to avoid a letdown after a magical moment four nights earlier,
the Irish shook free from an ugly first half, made a few shots in the
second and completely frustrated another league opponent with their
slow-down, grind-it-out game.
Jerian Grant scored 15 points, Eric Atkins had 14 and Jack Cooley
added 13 as the Irish delivered a 55-42 victory over Seton Hall at
"It's huge," said sophomore guard Alex Dragicevich, who added nine
points in 27 minutes off the bench. "It shows we're growing up as a
team. We just feel older walking into games.
"We're hungry man, and it's a really good feeling."
Notre Dame had won only once in seven tries away from home this
season. Now make it two.
"This team has come a long way since Gonzaga," Grant said of a
UPDATE: Notre Dame basketball: Irish are growing up
ND grinds by Seton Hall, 55-42
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