Boxscore
Connecticut 67, Notre Dame 53
Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:00 AM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Jeff Anderson, Evon Burroughs, John Cahill
Attendance - 9149

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Connecticut 24 43 67
Notre Dame 25 28 53

Recap


Shabazz Napier led the way with 16 points and five assists as No. 16 Connecticut used a strong second half to blow past host Notre Dame, 67-53, on Saturday.

Andre Drummond collected 10 points and 13 rebounds and Alex Oriakhi added 12 and seven for the Huskies (14-3, 4-2 Big East), who controlled the paint.

Notre Dame (11-7, 3-2) had its 29-game home winning streak snapped. The Fighting Irish had a 45-game home winning streak ended by Connecticut in 2009.

Notre Dame held a 25-24 lead at the half and had it tied 29-29 early in the second when the Huskies began to assert themselves. Oriakhi’s jumper 3:54 into the half sparked a 13-4 burst to put Connecticut in control.

A short run for the Fighting Irish brought them back to within 42-38 with 9:23 remaining, but the Huskies locked down defensively. Notre Dame would not score for over five minutes as Connecticut brought the lead back over double digits and coasted to the finish.

Eric Atkins scored 13 of his 20 points in the first half for Notre Dame.

The Huskies were without freshman guard Ryan Boatright, who sat out due to eligibility concerns.

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
DeAndre Daniels 12:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
Andre Drummond 36:00 5-12 0-0 0-0 4 9 13 1 1 1 1 2 10
Jeremy Lamb 40:00 3-11 0-4 0-0 1 2 3 7 3 1 1 0 6
Shabazz Napier 40:00 5-11 1-5 5-8 0 3 3 5 1 1 1 1 16
Alex Oriakhi 24:00 5-8 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 0 3 1 2 2 12
Niels Giffey 27:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 7
Roscoe Smith 15:00 2-3 0-0 6-6 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 10
Tyler Olander 6:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 3 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 4
TOTAL 200 25-54 2-12 15-18 14 28 42 13 12 5 10 5 67
  46.3% 16.7% 83.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Atkins 40:00 8-15 4-7 0-1 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 20
Jack Cooley 25:00 2-7 0-0 3-3 4 2 6 1 2 0 2 1 7
Alex Dragicevich 17:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Jerian Grant 35:00 2-9 2-8 0-2 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 6
Scott Martin 40:00 5-14 0-5 2-2 3 6 9 1 4 0 2 0 12
Joey Brooks 13:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2
Pat Connaughton 20:00 1-7 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 2 0 0 2
Tom Knight 9:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2
Mike Broghammer 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Crowley 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-65 6-26 5-8 15 15 30 9 16 3 8 1 53
  32.3% 23.1% 62.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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