Scores

Final

DePaul 80

(9-12, 4-5 Big East)

Notre Dame 89

(16-4, 6-2 Big East)

    6:00 PM ET, February 2, 2008

    Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana

    1 2 T
    DEP 35 4580
    ND 46 4389

    Top Performers

    DePaul: M. Koshwal 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Notre Dame: L. Harangody 29 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast

    Notre Dame 89, DePaul 80

    Associated Press

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Luke Harangody had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and Notre Dame used a late 10-0 run to regain control and beat DePaul 89-80 Saturday night.

    DePaul (9-12, 4-5 Big East), which trailed 62-49 when Luke Zeller hit a 3-pointer for the Fighting Irish with 12:14 left, used a 17-6 run to cut the lead to 68-66 when Cliff Clinkscales scored inside and added a free throw with 6:17 left.

    But the Irish (16-4, 6-2) put the game out of reach with a 10-0 run. Ryan Ayers started the run with a 17-foot baseline jumper. Then Harangody, who was just 2-of-9 from the field in the second half, knocked a rebound high into the air and it fell through the basket to give the Irish a 75-68 lead. Ayers added a slam dunk, Tory Jackson scored on a rebound and Zach Hillesland scored on a reverse layup with 3:03 left.

    DePaul outshot Notre Dame 49 percent to 43 percent, but was outrebounded 46-36, including 23-16 in the second half. The Irish also were 17-of-20 from the free-throw line while the Blue Demons were just 1-of-3.

    The Irish, off to their best start in the Big East since the 2002-03 season, won their 33rd straight at home before a crowd of 11,418 -- just their fourth sellout during that winning streak.

    Harangody nearly had a double-double at halftime with 19 points and nine rebounds. He finished 10-of-22 from the field to match his second best career scoring performance. He had 31 points in an 81-74 overtime win over Providence on Thursday. The double-double Saturday was his 11th of the season.

    Kyle McAlarney added 17 points on 5-of-13 from 3-point range, and Hillesland finished with 10 points. Dar Tucker led DePaul with 19 points, Mac Koshwal had 18 points and nine rebounds and Draelon Burns had 17 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    ND
    Points 80 89
    FG Made-Attempted 34-70 (.486) 32-75 (.427)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 1-3 (.333) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

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