7:00 PM ET, November 29, 2012
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend, IN
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame's experience and raucous home crowd were too much for eighth-ranked Kentucky and its heralded freshmen.Junior guards Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant paced the Fighting Irish to a 64-50 victory Thursday night.
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SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 29: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team gather with ESPN analyst Dick...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-47 (.404)||24-50 (.480)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||8-15 (.533)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-14 (.571)||8-12 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
|» Nov 29, 2012||@ND 64, UK 50||Recap|
Next 5 Games
Kentucky now has 2 losses in its first 6 games this season. That's as many losses as it had in 40 games last season.
Kentucky had just 26 points in the paint against Notre Dame, its fewest this season. They entered the game leading all Power 6 conference teams with 45.2 points in the paint per game.
This is the fourth time in series history that Notre Dame has beaten a ranked Kentucky team. It is the first such win since 1980.[+]
Notre Dame Wins Over Ranked Kentucky Teams
Kentucky scored just 50 points vs Notre Dame, matching the 4th-fewest it has scored in the last 15 seasons.[+]
Fewest Points Scored - Kentucky Last 15 Seasons
Today's win was tied for the fourth-largest win by Notre Dame in its 61 games played against Kentucky.[+]
Most Lopsided Notre Dame Wins - Series History vs Kentucky
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