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No. 25 Notre Dame basketball routs Cincinnati 62-41

Notre Dame's Jack Cooley left Tom Knight attempt block shot by Cincinnati guard Titus Rubles during first half actian NCAA

Notre Dame's Jack Cooley, left, and Tom Knight attempt to block a shot by Cincinnati guard Titus Rubles during first half action in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jerian Grant scored 13 points to lead No. 25 Notre Dame to a 62-41 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Grant shot just 2-of-9 from the field but was perfect from the free-throw line, hitting a season-high nine.

The Irish (22-6, 10-5 Big East) had four players score in double figures. Tom Knight scored 12, followed by Jack Cooley and Eric Atkins with 11.

Unlike their last game against Pittsburgh, when they managed only one field goal over the first 9 minutes, the Irish started hot, hitting their first four attempts. Cincinnati, by contrast, converted just 3 of their first 15 tries, and finished the first half shooting 7-of-25, or 28 percent.

The Bearcats (19-9, 7-8) weren’t much more accurate in the second half, finishing the game at 32 percent shooting.

JaQuon Parker led Cincinnati with 12 points.



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