Notre Dame cruises past Coppin State 104-67

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Zach Auguste had 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and V.J. Beachem scored 19 to help Notre Dame beat Coppin State 104-67 on Wednesday night.

Auguste was perfect from the field, hitting 9 of 9 shots, and 3 of 3 from the line.

Jerian Grant added 15 points, Martinas Geben had 12 and Demetrius Jackson finished with 10 for Notre Dame (3-0).

Arnold Fripp led Coppin State (0-3) with 14 points. Sterling Smith added 12 and Taariq Cephas had 11.

The Irish jumped out to a 19-2 lead over the first 3:47, including two 3’s by Steve Vasturia.

Coppin State, a Baltimore school out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in its first-ever meeting with Notre Dame, shot just 37 percent from the field and were out-rebounded 44-25.