SOUTH BEND, IN (WKBN)-Five players scored in double figures, but the Youngstown State men’s basketball team dropped an 87-78 decision to Atlantic Coast Conference member Notre Dame on Monday evening at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.
The Penguins fall to 5-8 overall while the Fighting Irish improve to 8-3 on the year.
Leading the Penguins was sophomore Cameron Morse with 22 points and four assists in his first start of the season. Morse connected on 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Sophomore Sidney Umude recorded the second double-double of his career with 15 points and 11 rebounds, junior Matt Donlan scored 14 points and freshmen Jordan Andrews and Latin Davis added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Notre Dame was led by Demetrius Jackson with 17 points while Zach Auguste and V.J. Beechem each had 16. Auguste also posted a double with 10 rebounds. Bonzie Colson also reached double figures with 14 points.
The Penguins jumped out to an early 9-5 lead on a 3-pointer by Morse, two jumpers by Umude and another by Morse. Notre Dame scored the next nine to take a 14-9 lead, and led by eight, 21-13, midway through the first half.
A jumper by Morse and a 3-pointer by Andrews cut the Penguins deficit to three, 21-18, with 8:55 left in the first half.
COURTESY: YSU ATHLETICS