Notre Dame 84, DePaul 76

Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley scored 22 points each and Notre

Dame held off DePaul 84-76 on Saturday for its sixth win in a


Cooley also had 14 rebounds and Grant scored 15 of his points in

the second half when the Irish (17-8, 9-3 Big East) finally broke

away from the Blue Demons.

The score was 68-all when DePaul’s bench was charged with a

technical foul. Notre Dame scored the next seven points to go up

75-68 with 5:30 to play.

DePaul (11-13, 2-10) got within three points twice in the final

3:28 but couldn’t come closer than that.

Jeremiah Kelly led the Blue Demons with 17 points and Cleveland

Melvin had 16 points and six rebounds.

Notre Dame outrebounded DePaul 33-21 and shot 60 percent from

the field.