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.
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