Boxscore
Notre Dame 89, Niagara 67
Friday, December 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Robert Riley, Wally Rutecki, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 8043

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Niagara 34 33 67
Notre Dame 42 47 89

Recap


No. 22 Notre Dame 89, Niagara 67:
Jack Cooley had season-highs of 24 points and 15 rebounds as the host Irish extended their winning streak to 10 games.

Cooley had 20 points and 10 boards in the first half for Notre Dame (12-1), which led 42-34 at halftime and extended the lead to 17 when Pat Connaughton scored with 10:40 remaining.

Antoine Mason paced Niagara (5-7) with 17 points on 7-of-22 shooting and Juan'ya Green added 11 points. The Purple Eagles were held to 36.8 percent shooting and outrebounded 40-28 while falling to 12-78 all-time against ranked teams.

Notre Dame, which is off until its Big East season opener against Seton Hall on Jan. 5, headed into the break on a high note by shooting a season-high 62 percent from the field and 8-of-16 (50 percent) from 3-point range.

Freshman Cameron Biedscheid hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for Notre Dame, which led by 24 after Jerian Grant scored on back-to-back possessions with 5:26 to play. Grant scored 13 points after leaving Wednesday’s game against Kennesaw State early with a sore back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Irish improved to 110-7 in their last 117 home games. … Cooley has nine double-doubles this season, including six in the last eight games. … Notre Dame’s 10-game winning streak is the team’s longest since 2007-08.

Niagara Purple Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Devon White 18:00 4-8 0-0 1-4 3 1 4 1 4 1 0 1 9
Antoine Mason 36:00 7-22 1-5 2-2 2 4 6 3 2 0 2 0 17
Juan'ya Green 36:00 4-16 1-6 2-3 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 11
Ameen Tanksley 18:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 3
Tahjere McCall 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0
Joe Thomas 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 2
T.J. Cline 29:00 3-7 2-6 0-1 0 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 8
Marvin Jordan 30:00 3-5 3-5 2-3 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 11
Malcolm Lemmons 13:00 2-4 2-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 200 25-68 10-27 7-15 10 18 28 17 18 3 5 1 67
  36.8% 37.0% 46.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jack Cooley 25:00 9-12 0-0 6-6 3 12 15 3 1 0 2 2 24
Eric Atkins 38:00 4-8 1-3 3-3 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 12
Jerian Grant 30:00 5-7 1-2 2-2 0 3 3 8 3 2 2 0 13
Pat Connaughton 32:00 3-6 1-4 1-1 0 9 9 6 2 0 0 0 8
Scott Martin 28:00 3-6 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 2 0 1 1 0 7
Garrick Sherman 15:00 2-4 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 6
Cameron Biedscheid 20:00 4-4 4-4 3-4 0 1 1 3 2 0 2 1 15
Zach Auguste 4:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Patrick Crowley 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Knight 3:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
Austin Burgett 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-50 8-16 19-22 4 36 40 25 13 3 11 5 89
  62.0% 50.0% 86.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11