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Recap: Notre Dame Squeaks Past Villanova In South Bend

Cooling down the Cats.

Score: Notre Dame 65, Villanova 60

Star(s): Notre Dame: Jack Cooley 17 Pts, 16 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl.

Story: Despite a 13-minute stretch without a made 2-point field goal, the Irish remained in the game, thanks to their clutch shooting from beyond the arc (9-21).

Cooley, along with freshman forward Cameron Biedscheid (18 points) anchored Notre Dame's offense and countered Villanova's success in the paint, led by forward Mouphtaou Yarou. Notre Dame's accuracy from downtown led the Irish to the victory over the evenly matched, red-hot Villanova Wildcats.