Scores

Final

Maine 78

(3-3, 1-3 away)

Notre Dame 87

(6-4, 6-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:30 PM ET, December 8, 2011

    Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MAINE 41 3778
    ND 44 4387

    Top Performers

    Maine: G. McLemore 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Notre Dame: J. Cooley 22 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Notre Dame 87, Maine 78

    Associated Press

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jack Cooley scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to help Notre Dame defeat Maine 87-78 on Thursday night.

    Eric Atkins led the Fighting Irish (6-4) with 26 points and six assists. Cooley had 14 rebounds.

    Gerald McLemore led the Black Bears (3-3) with 27 points. Justin Edwards added 20 points and Alasdair Fraser 17.

    In a back-and-forth game, Maine held a 64-63 lead with nine minutes remaining, but the Irish used a 14-6 run over the game's final 4:56 to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAINE
    ND
    Points 78 87
    FG Made-Attempted 34-63 (.540) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-5 (.800) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 13

    2011-12 Season

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