Boxscore
Notre Dame 71, West Virginia 44
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Pat Driscoll, Bryan Kersey, Ray Natalli
Attendance - 8265

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
West Virginia 28 16 44
Notre Dame 30 41 71

Recap


NOTRE DAME 71, WEST VIRGINIA 44:
A white-hot shooting performance and a 13-0 run early in the second half propelled No. 18 Notre Dame to its ninth consecutive victory, and 17th straight over visiting West Virginia.

The Fighting Irish (20-8, 12-3 Big East) led by two at the half before breaking the game open when Jerian Grant hit a pair of 3-pointers to key the surge that made it 50-32 with 13:01 remaining.

Notre Dame hit 61.4 percent from the floor and nine of its first 13 shots from long range, led by Grant's 4-of-5 effort.

The Mountaineers (17-11, 7-8), who have lost six of their last eight games to slide onto the NCAA Tournament bubble, stayed close early by dominating the offensive glass. West Virginia shot only 40.7 percent in the first half but led for much of the period thanks to eight extra field-goal attempts generated by seven offensive rebounds.

Grant led all scorers with 20 points for Notre Dame, which also got 15 points from Scott Martin and 13 apiece from Eric Atkins and Jack Cooley.

Kevin Jones, the Big East's leading scorer and rebounder, paced West Virginia with 15 points and eight rebounds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The nine consecutive wins in conference play mark an all-time best for Notre Dame. ... The Fighting Irish improved to 17-2 all-time against West Virginia. ... The Mountaineers host No. 10 Marquette on Friday, while Notre Dame hits the road to face St. John's (Saturday) and No. 8 Georgetown (Monday).

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gary Browne 34:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 1 3 0 4
Darryl Bryant 40:00 3-11 0-3 4-6 2 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 10
Jabarie Hinds 30:00 1-9 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 0 3
Kevin Jones 39:00 6-12 0-1 3-3 5 3 8 1 1 0 1 0 15
Deniz Kilicli 22:00 4-11 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 8
Dominique Rutledge 10:00 0-1 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
Paul Williamson 15:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tommie McCune 10:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 200 17-54 1-11 9-13 13 11 24 11 11 4 9 0 44
  31.5% 9.1% 69.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 9

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 6-11 0-2 1-3 0 4 4 8 3 3 3 0 13
Jack Cooley 34:00 5-7 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 0 2 0 1 3 13
Jerian Grant 35:00 8-11 4-5 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 0 20
Scott Martin 36:00 5-7 3-4 2-2 0 6 6 1 3 0 0 0 15
Tom Knight 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Alex Dragicevich 20:00 2-3 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 8
Pat Connaughton 24:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 4 5 4 0 2 0 0 0
Mike Broghammer 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Joey Brooks 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Crowley 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-44 9-16 8-11 5 23 28 17 13 6 9 3 71
  61.4% 56.2% 72.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9
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