ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Jack Cooley scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Notre Dame beat DePaul 79-71 in overtime on Saturday.
The senior posted his 14th double-double of the season and his fifth straight game with 10 or more boards as the Fighting Irish (18-4, 6-4 Big East) won for the fourth time in five games.All five DePaul starters reached double figures in points, but the Blue Demons suffered their sixth straight loss despite a gritty second-half comeback.Eric Atkins scored the first five points of the extra period for Notre Dame and finished with 16 points.Brandon Young led the Blue Demons (10-11, 1-7) with 15 points. Cleveland Melvin added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
From Elias: Jack Cooley finished with 26 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks...
Only 2 other times since the 1996-97 season has a Notre Dame player had at least 25 Pts, 15 Reb, and 3 blocks in a game... Jack Cooley, last season against Providence and Troy Murphy in 1999 against West Virginia