Boxscore
Notre Dame 64, Kentucky 50
Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Ed Corbett, Karl Hess, Les Jones
Attendance - 9149

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 25 25 50
Notre Dame 36 28 64

Recap


Notre Dame 64, No. 8 Kentucky 50:
Eric Atkins scored 16 points and Jack Cooley collected 13 and 11 rebounds as the host Fighting Irish upset the Wildcats.

Jerian Grant added 13 points and six assists while Cameron Biedscheid scored 10 points off the bench for Notre Dame (7-1), which has won 41 of its last 42 home games.

Senior Julius Mays scored 16 points while vaunted freshmen Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin and Willie Cauley-Stein were limited to a total of 22 for Kentucky (4-2).

The Irish shot 55.6 percent in the first half and used their experience to overwhelm the young Wildcats on the inside. Atkins shot 6-for-7 and Cooley was 4-for-6 with seven rebounds as Notre Dame took a 36-25 lead into the break.

Biedscheid buried a 3-pointer with 13:29 left in the game to spark a 10-0 run that pushed the lead to 55-35 with 10:20 to play. Kentucky got within 60-50 with 2:41 remaining but did not get off a shot attempt the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o was at the game. The Heisman Trophy hopeful fired up the crowd, joined the television broadcast and even helped sweep the floor during a second-half timeout. … Kentucky G Ryan Harrow (illness) returned following a four-game absence and managed two points on 1-of-4 shooting off the bench. … The Irish went 8-for-15 from 3-point range.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Julius Mays 35:00 5-10 4-7 2-2 0 2 2 3 1 0 3 0 16
Kyle Wiltjer 31:00 2-7 0-4 2-3 2 3 5 0 2 2 2 0 6
Nerlens Noel 32:00 4-10 0-0 2-4 3 4 7 1 4 2 0 1 10
Archie Goodwin 32:00 1-7 0-0 1-2 0 7 7 5 2 1 2 1 3
Alex Poythress 23:00 1-1 0-0 1-3 0 2 2 1 4 0 3 1 3
Ryan Harrow 9:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
Jarrod Polson 16:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
Jon Hood 4:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Willie Cauley-Stein 18:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
TOTAL 200 19-47 4-14 8-14 7 19 26 12 16 6 12 3 50
  40.4% 28.6% 57.1% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Atkins 38:00 7-11 1-3 1-2 0 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 16
Jerian Grant 39:00 4-10 3-4 2-3 1 1 2 6 1 1 4 0 13
Pat Connaughton 26:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0
Scott Martin 31:00 3-6 2-2 0-1 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 8
Jack Cooley 36:00 5-11 0-0 3-4 6 5 11 0 4 0 1 0 13
Garrick Sherman 13:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 3 0 4
Cameron Biedscheid 17:00 4-6 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 10
TOTAL 200 24-50 8-15 8-12 8 20 28 13 14 4 10 0 64
  48.0% 53.3% 66.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10