Men's Basketball |
Feb. 24, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jerian Grant scored 13 points to lead No. 25 Notre Dame to a 62-41 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
Grant shot just 2-of-9 from the field but was perfect from the free-throw line, hitting a season-high nine.
The Irish (22-6, 10-5 Big East) had four players score in double figures. Tom Knight scored 12, followed by Jack Cooley and Eric Atkins with 11.
Unlike their last game against Pittsburgh, when they managed only one field goal over the first 9 minutes, the Irish started hot, hitting their first four attempts. Cincinnati, by contrast, converted just 3 of their first 15 tries, and finished the first half shooting 7-of-25, or 28 percent.
The Bearcats (19-9, 7-8) trailed by as much as 22-6 in the first half on an Irish three-pointer with 7:00. UC trailed 29-15 but managed to trim the deficit to 39-30 with 10:26 left in the game on a jumper by Shaquille Thomas.
However, the Bearcats' shooting cooled off and Notre Dame outscored UC 23-11 the rest of the way.
JaQuon Parker led UC with 12 points, including eight in the second half. Thomas and Titus Rubles added seven points each.