No. 20 Notre Dame beats BYU 78-68

No. 20 Notre Dame beats BYU 78-68
November 17, 2012, 9:40 pm
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Notre Dame's Jack Cooley (45) shoots against BYU's Ian Harward (42) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the consolation round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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NEW YORK (AP) Jack Cooley had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 20 Notre Dame to a 78-68 victory over BYU in the third-place game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night.

Jerian Grant had 19 points - 17 in the second half - and Eric Atkins added 16, including the 3-pointer that gave the Fighting Irish a cushion after the Cougars had pulled within 63-61 with 4:28 to play.

Atkins hit the 3 28 seconds later and that was the fifth of six attempts from beyond the arc in the second half after the Irish had gone 1 of 7 from there in the first half.