Connecticut 65, Notre Dame 58

Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana
Officials - Jeff Anderson, John Cahill, Tony Chiazza
Attendance - 9149

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Connecticut 29 36 65
Notre Dame 31 27 58

Recap


Connecticut 65, No. 16 Notre Dame 58: Ryan Boatright hit four key free throws over the final 42 seconds and Tyler Olander added a key steal to prevent the potential tying basket as the visiting Huskies snapped the Fighting Irish’s 12-game winning streak.

Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, Olander added a career-high 16 and Boatright poured in 14 for Connecticut (12-3, 2-1 Big East), which has handed Notre Dame (14-2, 2-1) its only two losses over its last 48 home games. The Huskies also presented the Irish a 67-53 loss on Jan. 14, 2012.

Jack Cooley finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Irish, who also saw their 17-game home winning streak come to an end.

After Notre Dame knotted the game at 58 following six consecutive points from Eric Atkins, Boatright drew a foul on a jump shot with 42 seconds left and hit both of his free throws. On the ensuing possession, Jerian Grant drove the lane only to lose the ball to a flat-footed Olander in the lane.

Once Olander collected the loose ball, he spotted Boatright and the sophomore guard hit two more foul shots to extend the lead to 62-58. Notre Dame missed each of its final three shot attempts and DeAndre Daniels closed the game with a layup and free throw to preserve the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Notre Dame, which has never started 3-0 in Big East play, allowed its first opponent to shoot over 50 percent from the field. … Connecticut entered Saturday as one of the worst rebounding teams in Division I, but secured a 30-22 advantage on the boards. … The Irish were attempting to string together their longest winning streak since the 1953-54 season when they won 18 in a row.

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Olander 31:00 8-9 0-0 0-1 2 5 7 1 1 1 0 1 16
Shabazz Napier 39:00 8-13 3-5 0-0 0 5 5 4 0 1 1 0 19
Ryan Boatright 37:00 4-11 1-3 5-6 0 3 3 5 1 2 3 0 14
DeAndre Daniels 26:00 3-8 0-0 2-4 4 5 9 1 3 0 2 1 8
Omar Calhoun 26:00 1-6 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 2
R.J. Evans 13:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Niels Giffey 19:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 2
Enosch Wolf 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 2
TOTAL 200 27-53 4-13 7-11 8 22 30 15 10 5 7 4 65
  50.9% 30.8% 63.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scott Martin 34:00 1-3 0-1 1-1 0 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 3
Jack Cooley 35:00 7-12 0-0 0-2 6 3 9 3 5 1 1 0 14
Eric Atkins 40:00 6-12 3-5 3-4 1 0 1 4 3 0 3 0 18
Jerian Grant 37:00 5-18 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 4 3 1 4 0 11
Pat Connaughton 39:00 3-6 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 7
Cameron Biedscheid 9:00 2-4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Garrick Sherman 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-56 6-13 4-7 8 14 22 13 13 3 9 1 58
  42.9% 46.2% 57.1% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 9