West Virginia tops Notre Dame 79-68

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP)—Alex Ruoff scored 24 points to lead West Virginia past Notre Dame 79-68 on Wednesday night.

West Virginia (18-8, 7-6 Big East) faced an early 10-point deficit as the Fighting Irish (14-11, 5-8) hit seven of their first eight shots to take control in the first five minutes. Ruoff and the Mountaineers rallied to take a 42-40 halftime lead.

West Virginia never looked back in the second half, building a lead as large as 17 points with just less than a minute to go.

Da’Sean Butler added 19 points and Kevin Jones recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Luke Harangody led Notre Dame with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

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 Notre Dame
Luke Harangody Luke Harangody
10-20,  26 Pts
13 Rebs, 2 Assists
 West Virginia
Alex Ruoff Alex Ruoff
9-16,  24 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists

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