Price Right for UConn Against Fighting Irish

17th-ranked Huskies 8th straight win comes over No. 20 ND
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 10:17 PM CST
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun calls out directions during the second half of a college basketball game Notre Dame at Storrs, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. UConn won 84-78. (AP Photo/Bob Child)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A.J. Price had a career-best 26 points and led the No. 17 Connecticut Huskies to an 84-78 victory over No. 20 Notre Dame. Price also had nine assists as UConn extended its winning streak to eight games at the expense of the Irish’s own run of five straight victories.  Luke Harangody had a career-high 32 points for the Fighting Irish, reports the Hartford Courant.

The win brings Connecticut’s Big East record to 8-3, which is good for a share of third place alongside Notre Dame. Georgetown leads the conference with a 10-2 mark. The Huskies trailed for much of the game but tough defense and smart play from Price gave them the lead for good with under four minutes remaining.