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Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton, right, puts in a dunk during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Monmouth, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond) (AP)
Irish run record to 2-0

Posted on Nov. 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

NOTRE DAME — Garrick Sherman had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 20 Notre Dame to an 84-57 victory over Monmouth on Monday night.

Jack Cooley added 16 points for the Irish (2-0) and Pat Connaughton had 13.

Monmouth (1-1) scored the game’s first four points, but Cooley’s free throw 4 minutes into the game put the Irish ahead for good. Notre Dame stretched its lead to 17 points with 1:31 to go in the first half, before Monmouth’s Andrew Nicholas cut the deficit to 12 with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Notre Dame, which outrebounded Monmouth 42-24, only shot 61 percent from the free throw line.

Dion Nesmith led the Hawks with 13 points.