UConn beats No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58

UConn beats No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58
January 12, 2013, 4:27 pm
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Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels, right, drives the baseline as Notre Dame guard Scott Martin defends during the first half in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, Tyler Olander scored 12 of his career-high 16 points in the second half and Connecticut ended the game with a 7-0 run to beat No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58 Saturday, ending a 12-game winning streak by the Fighting Irish.

After a 3-pointer by Eric Atkins tied the score at 58 for the Irish, Ryan Boatright made four straight free throws for Connecticut and DeAndre Daniels added a basket and a free throw to put the game away. The Huskies (12-3, 2-1) are the only team to beat the Irish (14-2, 2-1) at home in the past 48 games dating back to the end of the 2009-10 season. It also marked the third time in recent years the Huskies have ended a long home winning streak by the Irish. The loss Saturday ended a 17-game winning streak

The Huskies outrebounded the Irish 34-28.