SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Eric Atkins scored 16 points, and Notre Dame beat No. 8 Kentucky, 64-50, on Thursday night for its 41st victory in the past 42 home games.
Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant each had 13 points for the Fighting Irish (7-1).
Notre Dame outplayed Kentucky (4-2) inside during the first half and held the Wildcats to a season-low 40 percent shooting for the game.
No. 7 Florida 82, Marquette 49: At Gainesville, Fla., Michael Frazier II scored 17 points, one of six Florida players in double figures, and the Gators (6-0) routed Marquette (5-2) in the SEC-Big East Challenge.
No. 12 Gonzaga 104, Lewis-Clark St. 57: At Spokane, Wash., redshirt freshman Kyle Dranginis scored a season high 30 points, and five other Gonzaga players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs (7-0) coasted to a victory over Lewis-Clark State, an NAIA school from Lewiston, Idaho.
W. Illinois 73, South Dakota 71: At Vermillion, S.D., Ceola Clark’s basket as time ran out gave Western Illinois a win over South Dakota (3-4). Clark led the Leathernecks (4-3) with 20 points in the Summit League opener for both teams.
Chicago St. 87, Trinity Christian 61: At Chicago, Jeremy Robinson scored 18 points to lead Chicago State (2-6) over NAIA Trinity Christian (2-6).