Nov. 21, 1997
Men's Basketball Gears Up for Matchup with Marquette
University of Notre Dame Basketball
Notre Dame (1-0) at Marquette (1-0)
Friday, November 21, 1997, 7:00 p.m. CST
Bradley Center (19,150), Milwaukee, WI
No. Name Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown PPG RPG Asst.
3 Derek Manner F Sr. 6-6 206 Webster, TX 5.0 7.0 4
53 Pat Garrity F Sr. 6-9 231 Monument, CO 18.0 9.0 2
55 Phil Hickey C Jr. 6-10 252 Wellsboro, PA 15.0 11.0 5
4 Antoni Wyche G Jr. 6-4 193 Ballston Lake, NY 14.0 4.0 4
24 Martin Ingelsby G Fr. 5-11 169 Philadelphia, PA 11.0 2.0 4
TONIGHT'S GAME: The University of Notre Dame
basketball team plays its first road contest of the 1997-98
season tonight as it takes on Marquette of Conference USA.
The Irish began their season in a successful way on Monday
night with a 72-53 win over The Citadel. Senior forward Pat
Garrity (Monument, Colo.) scored a game-high 18 points,
while junior center Phil Hickey (Wellsboro, Penn.) had 15
points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Antoni Wyche (Ballston
Lake, N.Y.) had 14 points while freshman guard Martin
Ingelsby (Philadelphia, Penn.) had 11.
Marquette began the season last Friday night with a
65-60 win at Wisconsin.
After tonight's game with Marquette, Notre Dame
returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 25, when it plays host to
Northeastern in the Joyce Center at 7:30 p.m. EST. Notre
Dame's BIG EAST Conference opener is on Sat., December 6, at
Pittsburgh for a 4:00 p.m. EST game. Notre Dame's first BIG
EAST home game is Tues., December 30, against St. John's at
7:30 p.m. EST.
TELEVISION AND RADIO COVERAGE: There is no
television coverage for tonight's game. Radio coverage is
provided by the Host Communications Network (Jack Lorri,
Jack Nolan). Notre Dame makes its first television
appearance of the year on Wed., Dec. 3, when the Irish
travel to Indiana to face the Hoosiers on ESPN2.
EXHIBITION GAME: Notre Dame played its first
exhibition game of the season last Sunday as the Irish
defeated Athletes in Action by a 78-77 count as sophomore
Keith Friel (Durham, N.H.) hit a three-point field goal at
the buzzer for the win. Notre Dame trailed by five at the
half, 41-36, and was down by six points with 40.9 seconds
left in the contest, but three point field goals by freshman
Martin Ingelsby (Philadelphia, Pa.), junior guard Antoni
Wyche (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) and Friel helped the Irish pull
out the victory.
Senior forward Pat Garrity (Monument, Colo.) led
the Irish with 23 points and 12 rebounds while senior
forward Derek Manner (Webster, Texas) had 17 points and 11
boards. Junior center Phil Hickey (Wellsboro, Penn.) had 16
points ‹ 15 in the second half ‹ and nine rebounds.
Notre Dame also plays an exhibition game on Tues.,
December 9, against Marathon.
THE NOTRE DAME-MARQUETTE SERIES: Tonight's game
is the 103rd meeting between Notre Dame and Marquette and
the Irish lead the series by a 74-28 count. Notre Dame has
played more games against Marquette then any other team in
its history and has won four of the five meetings between
the two schools played at the Bradley Center. In fact, Notre
Dame has won 10 of the past 11 meetings between Notre Dame
and Marquette played in Milwaukee.
The last time Notre Dame played Marquette was on
Feb. 25, 1995, a 65-63 win for Marquette, while the last
time the two teams met at the Bradley Center was on Feb. 17,
1994, a 68-58 win for the Irish over Marquette, which was
ranked No. 22 in the country at the time.
Notre Dame head coach John MacLeod has a 3-2 record
against Marquette in his collegiate coaching career.
GARRITY TO BREAK RECORD TONIGHT: Garrity is
scheduled to start tonight's game, which will give him 86
consecutive starts in his collegiate career, dating back to
his freshman debut in 1994. Garrity has started and played
in all 85 Irish games since coming to Notre Dame and will
break the school record for consecutive games started of 85
tonight, formerly held by Gary Novak (1971-74) and John
GARRITY NO. 10 IN CAREER SCORING: Garrity enters
tonight's game with 1,476 career points, which places him
tenth in Notre Dame career scoring history. Elmer Bennett
(1988-92) is No. 9 with 1,488 points while No. 8 is LaPhonso
Ellis with 1,505 from 1988-92. The career leader is Austin
Carr with 2,560 points from 1968-71.
GARRITY NAMED PRESEASON BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE
YEAR: Garrity was named the 1997-98 BIG EAST Conference
preseason player of the year at the league's annual media
day, which was held Wed., Nov. 5, in New York City at the
Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Garrity, who was the 1996-97 BIG EAST player of the
year, was a unanimous choice for the award and was named to
the all-BIG EAST preseason first team joined by St. John's
senior center Zendon Hamilton, Miami junior forward Tim
James, Pittsburgh junior guard Vonteego Cummings and Seton
Hall sophomore guard Shaheen Holloway.
The second team was Richard Hamilton of
Connecticut, Jamel Thomas of Providence, Felipe Lopez of St.
John's, Todd Burgan of Syracuse and Damian Owens of West
Virginia. Ron Artest of St. John's was the preseason rookie
of the year.
For just the second time since 1985, the BIG EAST
Conference has a returning player of the year in Garrity.
The last returning BIG EAST player of the year was
Villanova's Kerry Kittles, who won the award in 1994-95.
Previously, Patrick Ewing of Georgetown and Chris Mullin of
St. John's shared the award in 1983-84 and returned for
their senior season.
In the preseason coaches poll, Syracuse was picked
to win the BIG EAST 7, while Connecticut was the pick in the
BIG EAST 6. Notre Dame was picked fifth in the BIG EAST 6.
GARRITY'S HONORS IN REVIEW: Last season, Pat Garrity was:
the BIG EAST Player of the Year
a first team GTE Academic All-America pick and now has a 3.703 grade point average
a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection
was named honorable mention All-American selection by the Associated Press and Basketball Weekly
GARRITY GARNERS PRESEASON HONORS: Garrity has earned preseason honors from virtually every publication and preseason team that has been announced thus far. They include being:
one of five national player of the year candidates according to Street and Smith's yearbook
a preseason All-American according to Street and Smith's yearbook
a preseason first team All-American by Blue Ribbon yearbook
a first team preseason All-American pick by Inside Sports magazine, selected by CBS announcer Billy Packer
a second team preseason All-American pick by Slam magazine
one of the top ten preseason candidates for the Naismith College Player of the Year award, given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club
one of the top 25 preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, given by the Los Angeles Tipoff Club
the third-best power forward in the country according to The Sporting News yearbook
the fourth-best power forward in the country according to Street and Smith's yearbook
the BIG EAST preseason player of the year according to The Sporting News yearbook
GARRITY LEADS USA TEAM: Garrity spent this past
summer as a member of the United States Under-22 National
Team. Coached by Utah's Rick Majerus, the team played
exhibition games in the beginning of the summer against
National Basketball Association rookie teams and then
traveled to Australia for the World Under-22 Championship
from August 1-10. The United States team finished fifth at
that event, losing to host Australia in the quarterfinals by
an 81-63 score and then beating Lithuania and Turkey in the
consolation bracket. In the preliminary round, the United
States beat Yugoslavia, New Zealand, China and Lithuania and
lost to Puerto Rico.
Garrity was the leading scorer on the United States
team, averaging 11.8 points per contest and was the
second-leading rebounder at 4.5 boards per game. Garrity was
the leading scorer for the team in three games and tied for
the lead in another. Other members of the team included Mike
Jones from TCU, Cory Carr from Texas Tech and Sam Jacobson
INGELSBY IN STARTING LINEUP: Ingelsby started his
first collegiate game with last Monday's contest against The
Citadel and scored 11 points with four assists. The last
freshman to start at Notre Dame in his collegiate debut was
Wyche, who had 16 points against Akron in 1995.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR HICKEY: Hickey scored 15 points
with 11 rebounds in the victory over The Citadel last Monday
to record the second double-double of his career. The first
was last season against TCU in the second round of the
National Invitation Tournament as he had 13 points and 12
rebounds. The 12 rebounds is also a career-high for Hickey.
HEAD COACH JOHN MacLEOD: Notre Dame head coach
John MacLeod (Bellarmine ¹59) is in his seventh season in
charge of the Irish program and has an overall record of
80-94 at the school and has a 170-163 mark as a college
coach, which also includes six seasons at Oklahoma
(1967-73). MacLeod was a head coach in the National
Basketball Association for 18 seasons (Phoenix Suns from
1973-87, Dallas Mavericks from 1987-90 and the New York
Knicks from 1990-91). MacLeod had an overall mark of 707-657
in the NBA.
MacLeod was named the 1997 BIG EAST coach of the
year as he led his Irish to a 8-10 regular season mark in
the league as Notre Dame was tied as the second-most
improved club in the conference.
THE JOYCE CENTER: The Joyce Center is in its 30th
year of use by the Notre Dame basketball team and the Irish
have and 350-99 (.779) record in the building. Of the 449
games played in the facility, 201 have been sellouts.
TICKET PLANS: Tickets are now on sale for the
1997-98 Notre Dame basketball season. Notre Dame is offering
two ticket plans this season, all of which are in the
bleacher seats. The gold package includes tickets for the
St. John's (Dec. 30), Rutgers (Jan. 11), Villanova (Jan. 28)
and Connecticut (Feb. 17) games while the blue package
includes the Syracuse (Jan. 21), Boston College (Feb. 11),
Miami (Feb. 22) and Georgetown (Feb. 25) games. Both
packages are priced at $32 apiece.
Individual tickets for games not included in the
blue and gold packages are also now available.
IRISH ON TELEVISION: Notre Dame will make once
again make a number of appearances on national and local
television this season. Notre Dame will appear on NBC twice
(Jan. 31 at St. John's and Feb. 28 at Providence), ESPN
twice (Jan. 21 vs. Syracuse and Feb. 25 vs. Georgetown) and
on ESPN2 twice (Dec. 3 at Indiana and Feb. 17 vs.
Notre Dame will make six appearances on
SportsChannel Chicago (soon to be FOX Sports Chicago) as
part of the ESPN-Plus package: Dec. 6, at Pittsburgh; Dec.
14, vs. Drexel; Jan. 3, at Connecticut; Jan. 11, vs.
Rutgers; Jan. 28, vs. Villanova; Feb. 14, at Miami. Two
games, in addition to the NBC games, two ESPN-Plus games
will be shown on WNDU-TV in South Bend (Jan. 17 at Seton
Hall and Feb. 7 at Georgetown) and two others on WBND-TV in
South Bend (Jan. 15 at West Virginia and Feb. 5 at Rutgers).
IRISH ON THE RADIO: Host Communications, Inc.,
originates the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network for the
10th year in 1997-98.
Jack Lorri will handle the play by play of all
Notre Dame games and this season will mark his 29th year
announcing Irish games. Lorri spent his first 14 years with
Notre Dame as sports director of WTRC-AM in Elkhart, Ind.,
and then five doing games on WGN-AM in Chicago before
teaming up with Host Communications. He served as sports
director for WSJV-TV in Elkhart for 13 years beginning in
1967 and did play by play for Kentucky football and
basketball on WLAP in Lexington in 1961-63. Lorri also
served as sports director of the Tribune Radio Network in
Jack Nolan handles the color commentary on the
network. He has been a sports anchor at WNDU-TV, the NBC
affiliate in South Bend, for over a decade. He has done play
by play of Irish basketball on both television and radio as
well as combining on various live telecasts of Notre Dame
football. He is also the host of WNDU¹s highly-successful
Saturday and Sunday morning news broadcasts.
Stations scheduled to be on the Notre Dame
Basketball Radio Network this season in the South Bend area
are: WNDU 1490 AM and 92.9 FM in South Bend, WEFM-95.9 FM in
Michigan City, WGOM-860 AM in Marion and WLUV 96.7 FM and
1520 AM in Rockford, Ill.
IRISH ON THE NET: Complete information on all
Notre Dame athletic teams can been found on the World Wide
Web at www.und.com. For basketball, access to a Real Audio
radio broadcast of the game is available and for home games,
a "live" box score is updated every 15 seconds.
MacLEOD TELECONFERENCE: Notre Dame head coach
John MacLeod will once again have a series of
teleconferences this season. All teleconferences are held in
the Notre Dame sports information office and the next one
will be held Mon., December 1, to preview the Indiana,
Pittsburgh, Marathon and Drexel games.