Jack Cooley scored 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 22 Notre Dame to an 85-57 victory over Kennesaw State on Wednesday night.
It was Cooley's fifth double-double in the past seven games, and he is tied for second nationally in that statistic.
Notre Dame's Jerian Grant also scored 14 points in a game that got away from the Owls early in the second half. Grant did not start in the game but played 26 minutes. He took a nasty spill in the 2nd half and Irish coach Mike Brey said after the game that Grant will likely miss Friday's game to recover.
The Owls (1-9) closed out the final 4 minutes of the first half on a 9-4 run, capped off by Markeith Cummings' 3-pointer as the first-half buzzer sounded, cutting the lead to 34-28.
But Notre Dame (11-1) started the second half on a 17-5 run over the first 8:18, leading 53-33 after that span. The run included six points from Grant, four from Garrick Sherman, four from Cooley and a 3 by freshman Cameron Biedschied.
Aaron Anderson led Kennesaw State scorers with 16 points and Cummings had 15.