Myles Mack 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed as the Scarlet Knights (14-4, 3-3) lost for the ninth straight time at Notre Dame.
Pat Connaughton made four 3-pointers and added 17 points, Atkins had 14 and Jerian Grant had 10 assists. Cooley, who didn’t play the final 11 minutes in a loss at St. John’s on Tuesday and struggled at times against UConn, came up big when the Irish needed him.
Carter led Rutgers with 20 points and Mack had 12 and Rutgers got 18 points from its bench.
No. 21 OREGON 76, No. 24 UCLA 67
LOS ANGELES — Tony Woods scored 18 points and Oregon pulled away over the final 6 1-2 minutes to improve to 5-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in 39 years.
Dominic Artis added 14 points, and Arsaian Kezemi had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12), who snapped the Bruins’ 10-game winning streak, including eight straight victories at home.
UCLA (15-4, 5-1) led by three points at halftime after shooting 55 percent. They led by five early in the second half and tied the game at 52-all before the Ducks’ defense stepped up and sent the Bruins’ shooting into a tailspin.
Travis Wear scored 17 points to lead the Bruins, whose winning streak equaled their longest since 2008-09. Norman Powell added 11 points starting in place of Shabazz Muhammad, who finished with 10 points, as did Kyle Anderson.
No. 22 VCU 90, DUQUESNE 63
PITTSBURGH — Rob Brandenberg scored 22 points and VCU dominated in winning its 13th consecutive game, beating Duquesne.
The Rams’ Treveon Graham had 17 of his 20 points in the first half, when VCU (16-3, 4-0 Atlantic 10) used a 26-2 run to seize control. It would cruise to extend what is the nation’s second-longest active winning streak.
VCU coach Shaka Smart became the second-youngest coach to reach 100 career victories. The 35-year-old needed 131 games, 30th-fewest in NCAA history. Only 11 other coaches reached 100 wins in their first four seasons, including Butler’s Brad Stevens. He was 34 when he won his 100th game.