In a game that was controlled by Notre Dame’s half court tempo, the Irish pulled out an upset that no one saw coming. Notre Dame defeated Louisville in double overtime, 67-65.
Notre Dame was in the game the entire way and showed that they were there to stay. Only down by four at the half, they held the Cardinals to no field goals for the first seven minutes in the second half. But, Louisville began to run with the game and was up 47-40 with 5 minutes left when Notre Dame came surging back, ending their run with a 3 pointer from Eric Atkins that tied it at 50 (around 26 seconds were left).
After remaining teid in the first OT, Eric Atkins hit jumpers on back-to-back possessions to give Notre Dame a 65-63 lead with 17 seconds to play in double OT. He finished the game with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Another star for the Irish was center Jack Cooley. He lead the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He matched up well with Louisville’s big guys, who had foul trouble all game long.
A big road win for the Irish, in fact, it was their first road win of the season. They are 2-1 in the Big East and will play South Florida on January 10th.