SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists, and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 1:07 as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 on 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 1:07 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 then blocked a layup attempt to end the threat by Duke.

The win keeps Notre Dame (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which finished in 13th place in its first season in the league last year, in second place halfway through the conference season, a game behind Virginia. Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in league play since opening the 1995-96 3-4 after losing its first four league games.

The game was a battle of two player-of-the-year candidates and Grant came up with the big plays at the end. Jahlil Okafor led Duke with 22 points and 17 rebounds, but he was 2 of 7 from the free-throw line, including 1 of 5 in the final 4:30. Duke was just 10 of 20 from the free-throw line and the Irish were 11 of 16.

The Blue Devils failed to make the most of their opportunities, finishing with 13 offensive rebounds but had just nine second-chance points.

Zach Auguste added 14 points and six rebounds for the Irish, Pat Connaughton added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Demetrius Jackson had 10 points. Quinn Cook had 15 points for Duke, Tyus Jones 14 and Justin Winslow 13.

After Auguste tied it at 51-51 with a jumper, Jones hit a jumper to start an 8-0 run. Duke opened a 58-51 lead when Winslow hit a 3-pointer. The Irish switched to a five-guard lineup that had been successful in recent games and V.J. Beachem quickly scored on a slam dunk.

(12) WICHITA STATE 58, LOYOLA 47: Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Shockers (19-2, 9-0 Missouri Valley) over the visiting Ramblers (13-8, 3-6).

Ron Baker added 16 points as the Shockers shot just 41 percent from the floor and 43 percent from the free-throw line. VanVleet and Baker were a combined 16 of 28 from the floor. The rest of the team was 6 of 26.

(18) NORTHERN IOWA 59, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 52: Paul Jesperson matched his season high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 as the visiting Panthers (19-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) topped the Salukis (9-13, 2-7).

(24) OKLAHOMA 81, TEXAS TECH 36: The host Sooners (13-7, 4-4 Big 12) allowed the fewest points ever by a Big 12 team in a conference game, beating the Red Raiders (11-10, 1-7).

The Sooners eclipsed the league record of 37 points set by Texas against Oklahoma in 2004 and matched by Oklahoma against Texas A&M in 2008.

Ryan Spangler scored a season-high 20 points, Buddy Hield scored 15 points and Isaiah Cousins added 13 for the Sooners, who had lost 4 of 5, with three of the losses against ranked opponents.


(2) UCONN 87, EAST CAROLINA 32: Kiah Stokes put up the fourth triple-double in team history to help the Huskies (19-1, 9-0 American Athletic Conference) trounce the visiting Pirates (13-8, 4-6).

Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots.


BOWDOIN 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Mitch Barrington scored two power-play goals in the second period as the Polar Bears (10-5-3) beat the Huskies (4-14) at Brunswick.