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UConn Upends No. 17 Notre Dame

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0  Updated at 2:11 pm, January 12th, 2013 By:
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Michael Hickey/Getty Images(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — Connecticut used a 7-0 run at the end of the game to defeat No. 17 Notre Dame, 65-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Purcell Pavillion.

The loss ended Notre Dame’s 12-game winning streak. 

UConn (12-3) got 19 points from Shabazz Napier and a career-high 16 from Tyler Olander to snap Notre Dame’s 17-game home winning streak.

The score was tied at 58 with 1:14 remaining after a jumper from Eric Atkins, but then Connecticut went on their run. UConn shot 50 percent from the floor overall.

Rebounding also was a large part of the game, as UConn held a 34-28 edge on the glass.

Atkins had 18 points overall to lead the Irish (14-2).

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