Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65

Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida
Officials - Clarence Armstrong, Brent Hampton, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 6373

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Notre Dame 28 45 73
South Florida 35 30 65

Recap


No. 23 Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65: Jerian Grant scored 18 points and dished out eight assists as the visiting Irish came from behind to beat the Bulls for the eighth straight time.

Tom Knight added a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds in his first start of the season for Notre Dame (16-4, 4-3 Big East), which trailed by nine early in the second half. Eric Atkins chipped in with 13 points, Pat Connaughton had 12 and Jack Cooley grabbed 14 rebounds for the Irish.

Freshman Zach LeDay had a career-high 17 points to lead South Florida (10-9, 1-6), which was 1-of-10 from 3-point range in the second half. Anthony Collins added 12 points and eight assists for the Bulls.

Notre Dame led by as much as six in the first half before the Bulls scored 17 of the final 21 points to take a 35-28 lead at intermission. Collins had 10 points and South Florida shot 60.9 percent from the field, draining five of its 11 attempts from behind the 3-point arc.

The Irish built a 20-3 run early in the second half that included four 3-pointers – two by Atkins – to take a 48-40 lead. The Bulls were able to get within four, but no closer the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Notre Dame G Scott Martin has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury. Martin is averaging 7.9 points and shooting 46.5 percent from 3-point range. … Freshman Javontae Hawkins chipped in with 11 points for South Florida, his third double-figure output in the last four games. … Notre Dame shot 54 percent from the field overall and was 9-of-19 from behind the 3-point arc.
 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Pat Connaughton 34:00 5-8 2-5 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 12
Jack Cooley 30:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 6 8 14 1 4 1 2 0 6
Tom Knight 32:00 8-10 0-0 1-2 4 3 7 0 4 0 1 2 17
Eric Atkins 37:00 4-9 3-5 2-2 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 13
Jerian Grant 39:00 6-12 3-6 3-3 0 3 3 8 2 0 3 0 18
Garrick Sherman 15:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 2
Cameron Biedscheid 9:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Austin Burgett 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-50 9-19 10-11 13 19 32 16 17 2 11 3 73
  54.0% 47.4% 90.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11

South Florida Bulls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kore White 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 33:00 3-8 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 3 1 1 7
Victor Rudd 28:00 3-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 7
Martino Brock 27:00 4-7 1-3 2-3 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 11
Anthony Collins 36:00 5-8 1-2 1-1 1 1 2 8 2 1 2 0 12
Javontae Hawkins 18:00 4-5 1-2 2-4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 11
Zach LeDay 28:00 5-10 1-3 6-6 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 0 17
Jawanza Poland 17:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0
Jordan Omogbehin 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-49 6-21 11-14 5 9 14 13 13 9 7 3 65
  49.0% 28.6% 78.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 7