Connecticut vs. Notre Dame: Recap and Stats

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Connecticut vs. Notre Dame: Recap and Stats
Connecticut 65
(12-3, 2-1 away)
(17) Notre Dame 58
(14-2, 12-1 home)
Venue: Joyce Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Connecticut 29 36 65
Notre Dame 31 27 58
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Connecticut S Napier 17 D Daniels 4 R Boatright 4
Notre Dame J Cooley 15 J Cooley 11 E Atkins 7

On Saturday, January 12th, Connecticut took on No. 17 Notre Dame and got an upset over the Fighting Irish 65-58 in conference action. The Huskies are now 1-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Shabazz Napier had a big game for the Huskies and put up a game-high 19 points plus five rebounds. Tyler Olander also had a great game, scoring a career-high 16 points and adding seven rebounds. Jack Cooley finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Fighting Irish. Connecticut (12-3, 2-1 Big East) gets third-ranked Louisville (14-1, 2-0 Big East) on their home court on Monday, January 14th.

Connecticut Game Notes

  • Connecticut started 12-3 during the 2011, 2006, 2002, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • UCONN beat the spread by 15.5 points. That makes the 4th time this season the Huskies have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, UCONN played 57 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 32-25.
  • The Huskies have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 27 or more field goals made.
  • UCONN has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when opponents record 58 or fewer total points.
  • This season Connecticut has won 80% of the time (8-2) when Ryan Boatright has 14 points or more and 86% of the time (6-1) when Shabazz Napier has 5 rebounds or more.
  • UCONN set season lows for steals and turnovers.
  • The Huskies have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 7 games.
  • This is the 2nd win of the season where the Huskies came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Shabazz Napier and Tyler Olander) accounted for 53.8% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (DeAndre Daniels and Tyler Olander) accounted for 47.0% of the rebounds.
  • Shabazz Napier has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 15 games this season.
  • DeAndre Daniels has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 15 games this season.
  • Shabazz Napier has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Ryan Boatright has 9 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tyler Olander had career highs with 16 points and 8 field goals made.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • Notre Dame lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Jerian Grant recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 18.
  • Eric Atkins accounted for 31.0% of the team's points.
  • Jack Cooley accounted for 32.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • Eric Atkins has led the team in scoring 3 times in 16 games this season.
  • Jack Cooley has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 16 games this season.
  • Eric Atkins has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jerian Grant has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jack Cooley has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Jack Cooley.
UCONN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Shabazz Napier391954101
A+Tyler Olander311671110
ARyan Boatright371435203
BDeAndre Daniels26891012
CNiels Giffey19221010
COmar Calhoun26213100
C-Enosch Wolf9210010
C-R.J. Evans13220001
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJack Cooley351493101
B+Eric Atkins401814003
BPat Connaughton39732010
B-Jerian Grant371134104
C+Scott Martin34350100
C-C. Biedscheid9500001
-Garrick Sherman6010000

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