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Notre Dame upsets Kentucky

SOUTH BEND– Notre Dame knocked off one defending national champion from the SEC on Thursday night.

The Irish defeated No. 8 Kentucky 64-50 in Purcell Pavilion, handing the reigning NCAA tournament champions their second loss of the season.

Notre Dame's football team will likely be playing an SEC school in the Jan. 7 BCS championship game, possibly facing defending champion Alabama, which plays Georgia in the SEC title game Saturday.

On the basketball court, which was stormed by the fans including a large contingent of the football team after the game, Notre Dame shot 48 percent from the field and held a 33-27 rebounding advantage Thursday.

Eric Atkins paced the Irish's offense with 16 points, and Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant each scored 13. Cameron Biedscheid added 10 for the Irish.

Julius Mays scored 16 for Kentucky (4-2), and Nerlens Noel added 10.

Be back with more after interviews.

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