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Notre Dame Advances To Second Round of NIT

Last updated on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

(SOUTH BEND, IN) - The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame advanced to the second round of the NIT with a 70-64 win over Alabama-Birmingham at the Joyce Center.

Luke Harangody led the Irish with 22 points and ten rebounds with Kyle McAlarney adding twelve points.

UAB's Robert Vaden scored a game-high 24 points as the Indianapolis native surpassed the two-thousand point mark for his career in his final college game.

Paul Delaney added 20 points as the Blazers finish their season at 22-and-12.

Notre Dame improves to 19-and-14.

They will host Steve Alford's New Mexico Lobos Thursday night in South Bend.

New Mexico advanced with a win over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

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