V.J. Beachem finished with 23 points and hit a 3-pointer that made it 60-all with 2:45 remaining for Notre Dame (17-5, 6-3). He and Farrell both missed 3s in the closing minutes.
Blackmon is averaging a team-high 17.6 points.
Behind standout performances from freshmen Pelegrin Vargas and Richie Diedrich, the Fort Wayne men’s volleyball team picked up its first home win of the year with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-18) sweep of No. 12 George Mason on Arnie Ball Court on Friday (Jan. 27).
Derrick Walton scored 21 points on a nearly flawless night for Michigan, and the Wolverines routed Indiana 90-60 on Thursday night for their most lopsided victory over the Hoosiers since 1998.
17 Fighting Hawks athletic programs will compete in The Summit League starting with the 2018-19 academic year.
Kara Gerka led the Cougars with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Four players scored in double figures as the Fort Wayne women’s basketball team defeated Omaha 65-62.
Behind 19 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and five steals from sophomore John Konchar, Fort Wayne men’s basketball picked up a 103-73 victory over IUPUI on Wednesday (Jan. 25) at the Gates Center.
Jay County High School graduate Kegan Comer led the way with 20 points as Saint Francis snapped a four-game losing streak with a 75-52 win over Marian on Tuesday night at the Hutzell Athletic Center.
London Perrantes scored 22 points and No. 12 Virginia pulled away late for a 71-54 victory over No. 14 Notre Dame on Tuesday night, the Cavaliers’ 10th straight win over the Irish.
Caleb Swanigan had 25 points and 17 rebounds, helping No. 20 Purdue pull away to beat Michigan State 84-73 on Tuesday night.
The Leo High School graduate averaged 27 points and 16.5 rebounds in wins over Madonna and Cornerstone to keep the Warriors in second place in the WHAC.
The Fighting Irish announced Rees is joining Brian Kelly’s staff as quarterbacks coach.
Butler, Notre Dame, and Purdue all move up in this week’s poll.
Averaged 25.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in leading the Hoosiers to a road win at Penn State, and home victory against Michigan State.
Swanigan is 1-of-19 players named to the midseason watch list, given to the nation’s top player. He is 1-of-2 Big Ten players on the list, joined by Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
The Saint Francis women’s basketball team is taking the court for a cause on Wednesday night. The Lady Cougars are hosting Black Out Slavery night to raise awareness about the widespread issue of human trafficking and child sex exploitation.
The junior matched his career high with 33 points, had four rebounds and led the Hoosiers past Michigan State 82-75.
Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Purdue built an 18-point halftime lead and coasted to a 77-52 victory over Penn State on Saturday, four days after shooting 60.4 percent in a 91-68 victory against Illinois.
Beachem finished with a career-high 30 points for Notre Dame which snapped a four-game losing streak against Syracuse.