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Irish upend Kentucky

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 02:42 AM
NORMAN, Okla. -

Eric Atkins scored 16 points and Notre Dame beat No. 8 Kentucky 64-50 on Thursday night for its 41st victory in the past 42 home games.

Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant each had 13 points for the Fighting Irish (7-1), who opened an 11-point lead by halftime and were never threatened the rest of the way.

Notre Dame outplayed Kentucky (4-2) inside during the first half and held the Wildcats to a season-low 40 percent shooting for the game. Students rushed the floor after the Irish wrapped up their second win against the Wildcats in the past 13 meetings.

After struggling early, the Irish made nine of 10 shots during a 24-11 run at the end of the first half and Kentucky couldn't get any closer than 10 points in the second half. Julius Mays led Kentucky with 16 points and Nerlens Noel had 10.

NO. 12 GONZAGA 104,

LEWIS-CLARK STATE 57

Redshirt freshman Kyle Dranginis scored a season-high 30 points, and five other Gonzaga players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs (7-0) coasted past Lewis-Clark State College.

Women: Miami upsets No. 6 Penn State 69-65

Morgan Stroman scored 15 points, leading Miami (5-1) to a 69-65 victory against No. 6 Penn State (5-1) on Thursday night.

Suriya McGuire's layup with 14 seconds remaining broke a 65-all tie. Alex Bentley had a chance to tie it but her jumper with 5 seconds left bounced off the rim. Miami's Michelle Woods grabbed the rebound and was fouled.

Woods made both free throws with 2 seconds left to secure the win for Miami.

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 72,

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 63

Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 25 points in the first half, and Notre Dame (5-0) pulled away late to beat Central Michigan (2-3).

NO. 12 OKLAHOMA 96,

NORTHWESTERN STATE 35

Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 points as Oklahoma (6-1) dominated Northwestern State (4-3).

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