Robby Hamman | November 18, 2017
Notre Dame (3-0) never trailed in its dominant 105-66 win over Chicago State (1-3) on Thursday evening inside Purcell Pavilion. The Irish have gotten off to a 3-0 start in each of the last four seasons.
Four Irish players finished in double figures in the scoring column, as sophomore T.J. Gibbs poured in a career-high 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Senior Matt Farrell finished with 18 points, freshman D.J. Harvey added a career-high 16 points and the preseason consensus All-American Bonzie Colson chipped in 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds to give Notre Dame the win.
The Irish wasted little time opening a large lead against Chicago State, as Notre Dame outscored the Cougars 25-6 over the first 10 minutes of play. The Irish led by as many as 30 in the first frame before finishing with a season-best 56 points to lead 56-29 at the break.
Notre Dame controlled play for the remainder of the evening and hit 18 of its 27 second-half attempts to score 49 points in the second stanza. The Irish outscored Chicago State by 12 points in the half to go on to win by a final score of 105-66.