". . . this season was the only conference player to average a double-double during the league's 18-game regular-season slate as he netted 12.4 points and grabbed 10.1 rebounds. The 6-9, 246-pound forward led the league with 10 double-doubles in BIG EAST play. He scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed a season-best 16 rebounds for the second time during the season in an overtime win (79-71) at DePaul on Feb. 2, 2013. Cooley also put together a string of six consecutive double-doubles during the BIG EAST regular season. He was three times named to the league's weekly honor roll during the '12-'13 campaign, while scoring in double figures in 15 of 18 contests and grabbing 10-plus boards in 11 league games.
"Cooley was one of three players who started all 35 games for the Irish this past season. He led Notre Dame in double-figure scoring efforts (29), games with 10 or more rebounds (20) and in double-doubles (19). Cooley also topped the Irish with 41 blocked shots. Cooley also finished fourth nationally in double-doubles and was 13th in rebounding."