Boxscore
Notre Dame 76, Marquette 59
Saturday, February 4, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Jim Burr, Paul Faia, Wally Rutecki
Attendance - 9149

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 26 33 59
Notre Dame 30 46 76

Recap


Pat Connaughton scored seven of his game-high 23 points during an 18-2 second-half run to pace Notre Dame to a 76-59 win over No. 15 Marquette on Saturday in South Bend.
 
The freshman posted double figures for the first time since Nov. 30 and finished just two points shy of his career high, set Nov. 16 against Sam Houston State. Connaughton was deadly from the floor, making 9 of 12 overall and 5 of 8 of his 3-pointers, and added 11 rebounds.
 
Notre Dame led 50-46 with 10:30 remaining before its scoring spree. Four different players drained a 3-pointer over the next five minutes that gave the Fighting Irish (15-8, 7-3 Big East) the momentum for its fourth straight win.
 
Three other Notre Dame players scored in double figures: Eric Atkins with 16, Jerian Grant with 12 and Scott Martin with 11. Each had a 3-pointer during the decisive scoring run.
 
Marquette (19-5, 8-3 Big East) saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end. The Golden Eagles were led by Darius Johnson-Odom and Vander Blue with 12 points each.

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vander Blue 30:00 5-14 0-3 2-3 3 4 7 2 1 0 1 0 12
Junior Cadougan 32:00 4-8 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 5 0 1 2 0 11
Jae Crowder 35:00 2-7 0-2 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 1 1 0 4
Darius Johnson-Odom 33:00 5-11 1-3 1-2 0 1 1 2 3 2 3 0 12
Jamil Wilson 21:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 3 0 0 1 6
Jamail Jones 19:00 4-9 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 8
Derrick Wilson 8:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 4
Todd Mayo 18:00 0-4 0-3 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2
Juan Anderson 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-64 2-13 7-9 8 18 26 16 14 7 8 1 59
  39.1% 15.4% 77.8% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 8

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Atkins 39:00 5-9 3-4 5-5 1 3 4 5 3 1 3 0 18
Pat Connaughton 37:00 9-12 5-8 0-1 0 11 11 3 1 1 2 2 23
Jack Cooley 24:00 3-8 0-0 2-3 5 3 8 1 5 2 4 2 8
Jerian Grant 39:00 5-13 2-7 0-0 0 1 1 8 0 2 1 1 12
Scott Martin 40:00 5-9 1-2 0-0 0 5 5 4 1 1 1 1 11
Alex Dragicevich 19:00 1-5 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 4
Tom Knight 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Joey Brooks 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-56 11-23 9-11 7 25 32 22 11 7 12 7 76
  50.0% 47.8% 81.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12
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