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NCAA Game Summary - Canisius at Notre Dame



(Sunday, December 29th)

Final Score: Notre Dame 87, Canisius 81 (OT)

Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Atkins notched a career-high 30 points and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish downed the Canisius Golden Griffins, 87-81, in overtime at the Purcell Pavilion.

Atkins shot 10-of-14 from the field for the Fighting Irish (9-4), including 6- of-8 from 3-point range. Garrick Sherman logged a double-double with 17 points on 7-of-13 from the floor and 10 rebounds. Zach Auguste contributed 12 points and eight rebounds.

Billy Baron netted a game-high 33 points for the Golden Griffins (8-5), shooting 10-of-20 from the floor and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Jordan Heath (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Chris Manhertz (12, 11) contributed double- doubles in the losing effort.

The teams were evenly matched in the first half, with the Fighting Irish shooting slightly better from the floor at 41.2 percent to the Golden Griffins' 38.2 percent. The Griffins, however, hit 3-of-10 from 3-point range, while the Irish could only sink 1-of-7. Canisius headed into halftime with a narrow, 33-31, lead.

Both teams improved in the second half, with Canisius shooting 55.6 percent from the field and Notre Dame shooting 51.9 percent. The Irish helped themselves at the line, however, hitting 8-of-12, where the Griffins got only 3-of-4. With just over a minute to play Baron made a layup and went to the line to complete a three-point play, which tied the game at 73 and sent it to overtime.

In the overtime period, the Griffins made just 2-of-6 from the field, while the Irish shot 3-of-5 and were a perfect 7-of-7 at the line to secure the victory.

Notre Dame outscored its opponent in the paint, 40-32, and in bench scoring, 26-12, in a close game in which the Fighting Irish's largest lead was just six points.

12/29 20:35:38 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR