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Badgers blow lead in second half; UW falls to Irish 58-51

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Carleton Scott and Eric Atkins scored 12 points apiece, leading Notre Dame past Wisconsin 58-51 on Sunday night to claim the Old Spice Classic championship.

The Irish (7-0) scored 15 straight points in the final four minutes to pull away, going home with a huge tournament victory for a young team suddendly beaming with confidence.

Ben Hansbrough stripped Jordan Taylor and converted a three-point play on the other end over Taylor with 19 seconds remaining to highlight Notre Dame's run. The Irish shot free throws the rest of the way, finishing 20 for 25 from the stripe to beat a pesky Wisconsin team.

Jon Leuer had 19 points and Taylor had 14 points for the Badgers (4-2) before fouling out on Hansbrough's layup.

Tim Abromaitis had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Irish and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Hansbrough finished with 10 points and six rebounds.

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