Notre Dame 79 at DePaul 71

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Notre Dame beats DePaul 79-71 in overtime
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP)—Jack Cooley scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Notre Dame beat DePaul 79-71 in overtime on Saturday.

The senior posted his 14th double-double of the season and his fifth straight game with 10 or more boards as the Fighting Irish (18-4, 6-4 Big East) won for the fourth time in five games.

All five DePaul starters reached double figures in points, but the Blue Demons suffered their sixth straight loss despite a gritty second-half comeback.

Eric Atkins scored the first five points of the extra period for Notre Dame and finished with 16 points.

Brandon Young led the Blue Demons (10-11, 1-7) with 15 points. Cleveland Melvin added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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 Notre Dame
Jack Cooley Jack Cooley
9-15,  26 Pts
16 Rebs, 0 Assists
 DePaul
Jamee Crockett Jamee Crockett
5-12,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

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