Boxscore
Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68
Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - Bo Boroski, Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney
Attendance - 19192

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Purdue 31 37 68
Notre Dame 39 42 81

Recap

No. 22 Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68: Jack Cooley scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Fighting Irish broke open a close game early in the second half and coasted past the Boilermakers in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.

Leading 39-31 at halftime, Notre Dame (9-1) used a 16-2 run to start the second half to take control and never looked back as the Fighting Irish won their seventh straight while sending Purdue (4-6) to it second straight defeat and third in the last four games.

Eric Atkins had 17 points and seven assists for Notre Dame while Pat Connaughton added 16. Garrick Sherman came off the bench to hit all five of his shots from the field and scored 11.

Cooley, who finished just one rebound shy of his fifth straight double-double, scored 11 in the first half as the Irish shot 57 percent from the field in racing out to a double-digit lead in the opening 20 minutes.

The Boilermakers, who made a run in the second half to draw within nine a couple of times, were led by a pair of freshmen - Rapheal Davis and Ronnie Johnson. Davis scored all of his game-high 21 points in the second half as he connected on 8-of-9 shots. Johnson added 15, with nine of those coming after halftime.

NOTEBOOK: Notre Dame now leads the series with Purdue 21-20 and is 8-2 against the Boilermakers in games played in Indianapolis. ...The Irish, who are third in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, had 19 assists and 11 turnovers. ...D.J. Byrd, who had not made a field goal and scored only two points in Purdue's last two Saturday losses (Xavier and Eastern Michigan), tallied 13 points.

Purdue Boilermakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D.J. Byrd 35:00 4-11 3-7 2-2 1 4 5 0 4 3 1 0 13
A.J. Hammons 23:00 2-6 0-0 3-4 0 4 4 0 1 0 3 0 7
Jacob Lawson 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 2
Terone Johnson 31:00 2-9 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 4 4 0 3 0 4
Ronnie Johnson 32:00 6-14 0-0 3-6 0 0 0 3 4 0 3 0 15
Rapheal Davis 18:00 8-9 1-1 4-5 1 2 3 0 5 0 3 0 21
Anthony Johnson 16:00 2-7 0-1 2-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 6
Jay Simpson 9:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Dru Anthrop 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
Travis Carroll 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sandi Marcius 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-61 4-12 14-19 7 19 26 10 24 5 15 0 68
  41.0% 33.3% 73.7% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 15

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Pat Connaughton 33:00 5-10 2-4 4-4 0 4 4 3 1 1 1 0 16
Jerian Grant 37:00 3-7 0-1 3-4 0 7 7 8 4 2 3 0 9
Eric Atkins 38:00 4-10 1-3 8-13 0 4 4 7 4 3 2 0 17
Jack Cooley 29:00 6-11 0-0 6-8 5 4 9 0 2 2 3 3 18
Scott Martin 33:00 2-8 1-5 0-0 1 7 8 1 3 0 0 1 5
Garrick Sherman 18:00 5-5 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 11
Cameron Biedscheid 12:00 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
TOTAL 200 26-53 5-15 24-33 6 29 35 19 16 8 11 5 81
  49.1% 33.3% 72.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11