SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson will return to school after serving a semester-long suspension for academic impropriety. Kelly says there will be "a lot of noise" surrounding Golson, who was suspended for academic impropriety after leading the Fighting Irish to the national championship game a year ago. The school announced Friday he had been readmitted.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jerian Grant had 23 points and nine assists Saturday, and Pat Connaughton scored all 14 of his points in the second half to lead Notre Dame past Indiana 79-72 in the Crossroads Classic. The Fighting Irish won for just the third time in five games, but never trailed the Hoosiers in Indianapolis.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Natalie Achonwa had 18 points and nine rebounds and Number 4 Notre Dame cruised to an 86-64 victory over Michigan Saturday night. Michaela Mabrey added 14 points for the Fighting Irish, who led 47-23 at halftime. The lady Irish shot 59 percent from the floor and forced 19 turnovers, including 13 in the decisive first half in Ann Arbor.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kellen Dunham scored 25 points to help Butler defeat Purdue 76-70 on Saturday evening in the Crossroads Classic. Khyle Marshall had 18 points and nine rebounds and Erik Fromm scored 14 points for the Bulldogs, who won their third straight. Last year, the Bulldogs upset top ranked Indiana 88-86 in overtime.