01/28 20:46 CST Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke
Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke
By TOM COYNE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) --- Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8
Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to
beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.
Grant lost control of the ball, picked it up at the free throw line and got a
shot off just in time to give the Irish a 73-70 lead with 67 seconds left.
After Quinn Cook hit a pair of free throws, Grant looked as though he was
holding for a shot. But he fired it over to Steve Vasturia in the corner for a
3-pointer, giving the Irish a 76-72 lead. Grant thenblocked a layup attempt to
end the threat by Duke.
The win keeps Notre Dame (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in second-place
in the league. l Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in league play
since opening the 1995-96 season 3-4.