This time, he's got an experienced roster that loves to share. Notre Dame is among the national leaders with 19 assists per game.
"That's been our program," Brey said. "There's a culture of passing the ball here. We recruit basketball IQ guys, and I think there's a lot of trust that we're going to keep moving that thing. That's why we have great balance."
The Fighting Irish did it their way, spreading out a defense that has been Cincinnati's strength. Notre Dame shot 50 percent from the field and went 9 of 16 behind the arc.
Cincinnati (13-3, 1-2) wore new all-black uniforms Notre Dame wore white for a home game that took on extra significance. The Bearcats opened the season 12-0, then lost two of their last three games, falling to New Mexico and St. John's at home.
No. 5 Indiana 74, Penn State 51 • In State College, Pa., Christian Watford scored 16 points, Jordan Hulls added 14 and Indiana used a big first-half run to race past Penn State. Indiana (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten), which had the top scoring offense in the nation (87.9 points) entering the game, built a 19-point lead in the first half.
Jermaine Marshall had 11 points for the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2).