Notre Dame Beats UofL in 5 OT Classic

02/09/2013 11:32 PM

Cameron Biedscheid scored on a layup with 1:19 left in the fifth overtime, and Eric Atkins and Pat Connaugton added free throws in the final 19 seconds as No. 25 Notre Dame overcame an eight-point deficit in regulation to beat No. 11 Louisville 104-101 on Saturday in South Bend, Ind.
Russ Smith had a chance to tie it but his 3-point attempt missed before Notre Dame students flooded the court.
It marked the sixth time in the last eight meetings that a game between the Irish (19-5, 7-4 Big East) and the Cardinals (19-5, 7-4) went into overtime.
“Many times it looked like we lost it,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. “We got to a hundred (points) because we played an extra game, but it still only counts as one Big East win.”
Both teams missed crucial free throws in the final minute. Atkins missed two with 37 seconds left and Montrezi Harrell did the same for Louisville with 24 seconds left.
Jerian Grant led the Irish with 19 points. Chane Behanan had 30 points and 15 rebounds for Louisville.
The lead changed hands 26 times and the score was tied 16 times.

Courtesy: Associated Press

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