Notre Dame beats No. 11 Louisville in double OT

January 7, 2012 - 8:42 PM
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Notre Dame's Joey Brooks, left, drives around Louisville's Kyle Kuric during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. Notre Dame won 67-65 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eric Atkins scored six points in the second overtime Saturday, propelling Notre Dame to a 67-65 victory over No. 11 Louisville.

Notre Dame (10-6, 2-1 Big East) notched its first road win of the season and held the Cardinals without a field goal in the second overtime until Rakeem Buckles' tip in at the buzzer.

Atkins hit jumpers on back-to-back possessions to give Notre Dame a 65-63 lead with 17 seconds to play, and after Louisville's Peyton Siva missed on the other end, he sealed the win with two free throws.

Jack Cooley led the Irish with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Jerian Grant scored 17 points, and Atkins finished with 15 points. Scott Martin also chipped in a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyle Kuric and Chane Behanan each scored 17 points to pace Louisville (13-3, 1-2).

After finishing regulation tied 50-50, the teams went to overtime for the seventh time in their last 11 meetings.