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Notre Dame falls to UConn

SOUTH BEND – 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 Irish.

After a three-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.

For more on this game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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