Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/20/2012 8:36 AM

Jack Cooley leads No. 22 Notre Dame past Kennesaw State

Success - Article sent! close
  • Notre Dame guard Scott Martin, left, punches the ball away from Kennesaw State forward Brandon Dawson Wednesday during the first half in South Bend, Ind.

      Notre Dame guard Scott Martin, left, punches the ball away from Kennesaw State forward Brandon Dawson Wednesday during the first half in South Bend, Ind.
    associated press

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jack Cooley scored 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 22 Notre Dame to an 85-57 victory over Kennesaw State on Wednesday night.

It was Cooley's fifth double-double in the past seven games, and he is tied for second nationally in that statistic.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Notre Dame's Jerian Grant also scored 14 points in a game that got away from the Owls early in the second half.

The Owls (1-9) closed out the final 4 minutes of the first half on a 9-4 run, capped off by Markeith Cummings' 3-pointer as the first-half buzzer sounded, cutting the lead to 34-28.

But Notre Dame (11-1) started the second half on a 17-5 run over the first 8:18, leading 53-33 after that span. The run included six points from Grant, four from Garrick Sherman, four from Cooley and a 3 by freshman Cameron Biedschied.

Aaron Anderson led Kennesaw State scorers with 16 points and Cummings had 15.

The Irish started the game on a 16-9 run over the first 7:40, including two 3-pointers by Pat Connaughton, one by Eric Atkins and one by Scott Martin. Four of their first six baskets were 3s.

The Irish outrebounded the Owls 36-17 and outscored them 44-28 in the paint.

Connaughton and freshman Zach Auguste both scored 12 points for Notre Dame. Atkins had 13 assists.

Auguste scored his 12 points in 12 minutes. He entered the game with 8:39 to play and hit a short putback, was fouled on the play, and hit the free throw. The next trip down the court, Auguste hit a two-handed slam off a feed from Atkins, stretching the Irish lead to 26-16.

Grant took a hard fall with 4:52 left after a scary collision with Jordan Montgomery of the Owls. Grant stole a pass near midcourt and drove hard to the hoop when Montgomery fouled him while trying for the block. Both players crashed to the court and were down for several minutes. Both went straight to the locker room without returning.

After the game, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Grant suffered a bruised hip, and he hoped he would be ready for their next game Friday when they host Niagara.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.