Men's Basketball

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Jan. 13, 1998

1997-98 Notre Dame Biography Updates

53, Pat Garrity, Forward, 6-9, 231, Senior, Monument, CO (Lewis Palmer)

The leading scorer and rebounder for the Irish this season, averaging 22.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds...has led Notre Dame in scoring in 12 of 13 games...scored 32 points in win over Rutgers on Sunday for his fifth-career game of 30 poitns or more...also recorded a season-high seven assists...through games of Jan. 12, is the 12th-leading scorer in the country...through games at Jan. 12, is the leading scorer in the BIG EAST for overall games and second in conference games at 24.2 points per overall games, is seventh in field goal percentage (.500), 10th in free throw percentage (.737), eighth in rebounds (7.8) and third in defensive rebounds (5.62) conference games is third in field goal percentage (.526), third in rebounding (9.2) and first in defensive rebounding (7.00)...the Irish co-captain has made a Notre Dame school-record 97 consecutive starts...stands fifth on the all-time Notre Dame scoring list with 1,755 points...has scored 20-plus points in seven of the last 10 games...fouled out against Connecticut on Jan. 3 to mark the first time in 51 games that he had fouled out of a contest...recorded a season-high 32 points in win over Sam Houston State (Nov. 28)...posted his first double-double of the season when he scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Notre Dame's win at Pittsburgh (Dec. 6) and then scored 19 points and 15 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 6).. now has 14 career the first Pitt contest, he and teammate Phil Hickey combined to score 31 of Notre Dame's 35 second-half points...hit 11-of-16 free throws in the contest...has been in double figures in 32 straight games dating back to last season...has scored in double figures in 86 of his 97 career games and has scored 20 or more points in 32 career games.

Career Highs                        Season Highs
36 points vs. Indiana, 12/2/96      32 points in two games
17 rebounds vs. Akron, 11/25/95     15 rebounds in two games
9 assists vs. Syracuse, 1/18/97      7 assists vs. Rutgers, 1/11/98

3, Derek Manner, Forward, 6-6, 206, Senior, Webster, TX (Clear Brook)

Registered a career-high 14 points vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 22)...also set his career high with five assists and tied his season high with eight rebounds against the Big Green...scored a then season-high 12 points vs. Florida International (Dec. 20)...missed first start in 33 games against Northeastern (November 25) because of shin splints...the senior co-captain had started 32 straight games prior to that contest...played just five minutes against the Huskies...was back in the starting lineup three nights later versus Sam Houston State (Nov. 28)...averaging 6.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds...grabbed eight rebounds in consecutive contests versus Pittsburgh and Drexel...has led or tied for the lead for the Irish in rebounding in four games this season, including six vs. Rutgers on Sunday.

Career Highs                            Season Highs
14 points vs. Dartmouth, 12/22/97       14 points vs. Dartmouth, 12/22/97
10 rebounds vs. West Virginia, 1/27/96   8 rebounds in three games
 5 assists vs. Dartmouth, 12/22/97       5 assists vs. Dartmouth, 12/22/97

55, Phil Hickey, Center, 6-10, 252, Junior, Wellsboro, PA (Wellsboro)

Has been in the starting lineup in all 13 games this BIG EAST action through Jan. 11, is tenth in rebounding in overall games at 7.5...also in overall games is eighth in blocked shots (1.15), 11th in offensive rebounding (2.85) and 11th in defensive rebounding (4.62) conference games, is tied for 12th in rebounding (7.2), tied for ninth in blocked shots (1.0) and eighth in defensive rebounding (4.80)...had a season high and tied his career high tied with 16 points vs. Rutgers on Sunday...also had six rebounds vs. the Scarlet Knights...had 15 points vs. Florida International (Dec. 22)...also had 10 rebounds vs. FIU for the third double-double of his career...second leading scorer on the team at 11.6 points per game and is second in rebounds at 7.5...had 15 points and 11 rebounds in season-opener vs. The Citadel (Nov. 17)...also dished off a career-high five assists in the contest...combined with teammate Pat Garrity to score 31 of Notre Dame's 35 second-half points in BIG EAST road win at Pittsburgh...has posted double figures scoring in eight games and has led or tied for the lead in rebounding for the Irish in six contests this season.

Career Highs                            Season Highs
16 points in two games                  16 points vs. Rutgers, 1/11/97
12 rebounds vs. TCU, 3/18/97            11 rebounds vs. The Citadel, 11/17/97
 5 assists vs.  The Citadel, 11/17/97    5 assists vs. The Citadel, 11/17/97     

4, Antoni Wyche, Guard, 6-4, 193, Junior, Ballston Lake, NY (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons)

Scored a career-high 20 points vs. St. John's (Dec. 30)..was five of nine from the field, including a four of eight effort from three-point range...has been in the starting lineup for all 13 games...had 11 points and a career-high five assists in win over Rutgers on Sunday...posted double figure scoring in all but six games and is averaging 10.1 points per game and 3.2 rebounds...tied a then career-high with 17-point effort at Indiana (Dec. 3)...hit three-of-four three-pointers against Drexel and finished with 14 points (Dec. 14) and grabbed a career-high six rebounds vs. Drexel...also had 14 points in the season opener against The Citadel. (Nov. 17).

Career Highs                        Season Highs
20 points vs. St. John's, 12/30/97  20 points vs. St. John's, 12/30/97
 6 rebounds vs. Drexel, 12/14/97     6 rebounds vs. Drexel, 12/4/97
 5 assists vs. Rutgers, 1/11/98      5 assists vs. Rutgers, 1/11/98

14, Keith Friel, Guard, 6-3, 188, Sophomore, Durham, NH (Oyster River)

Had 12 points on four three-point field goals in win over Rutgers on Sunday...that effort was his BIG EAST career high for scoring...had now scored in double figures in four career games...scored a career-high 16 points in win over Sam Houston State (Nov. 28)...through games of Jan. 12, is fourth in the BIG EAST in three-point field goal percentage for overall games at also ninth in three-pointers made in overall games (1.85)...registered a career-high four rebounds against Florida International (Dec. 20)...averaging 14.5 minutes of playing time per game off the bench...has seen action in all 13 games...averaging 6.8 points per game.

Career Highs                                    Season Highs
16 points vs. Sam Houston State, 11/28/97       16 points vs. Sam Houston State, 11/28/97
4 rebounds vs. Florida International, 12/20/97   4 rebounds vs. Florida International, 12/20/97
4 assists in two games                           4 assists vs. Marquette, 11/21/97

21, Jimmy Dillon, Guard, Sophomore, 6-1, 171, Philadelphia, PA (Holy Ghost Prep)

Has come off the bench to see playing time in all 13 games this season...netted a season-high seven points in win over Drexel (Dec. 14)....dished off a season-high five assists against Sam Houston State (Nov. 28).

Career Highs                            Season Highs    
8 points vs. Seton Hall, 1/22/97        7 points, vs. Drexel, 12/14/97
3 rebounds in five games                3 rebounds in two games
6 assists vs. Loyola (Md.), 12/21/96    5 assists vs. Sam Houston, 11/28/97

44 Todd Palmer, Forward, 6-7, 223, Sophomore, Harrington Park, NJ (Don Bosco Prep)
Second-year player who did not see any action in his first season...has played in 11 games coming off the bench, scoring in eight of them...scored six points and made three steals in win over Northeastern (Nov. 25).

Career and Season Highs
6 points vs. Northestern, 11/25/97
3 rebounds vs. Connecticut, 1/3/98
1 assist vs. Florida International, 12/20/97

24 Martin Ingelsby, Guard, 5-11, 169, Freshman, Philadelphia, PA (Archbishop Carroll)

Freshman point guard who has started all 13 games this season...leads the team with 82 assists (6.3 per game)...through games of Jan. 12, is 19th in the country in assists per game...through games of Jan. 12, is third in the BIG EAST in assists in overall games (6.31) also third in assist/turnover ratio, 10th in three-point field goal per game (1.75) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (38.3) conference games, is fourth in assists (5.20) and fourth in assist/turnover ratio...averaging 7.2 points per game and registered career-high with 16 points vs. Florida International (Dec. 20)...has had 10 or more assists in three games...before the St. John's game (Dec. 30), had connected on eight-straight three-point field goal attempts...dished off a career-high 12 assists at Indiana, which were the most by an opposing player against a Bobby Knight-coached team at Assembly Hall...the 12 assists is also tied for the most by a BIG EAST player in a single game this season...had 11 assists and just one turnover in win over Northeastern (Nov. 25) and hauled in a personal best six rebounds in the contest...has played 421 minutes this season and committed just 33 turnovers -- one for every 12.8 minutes...owns a 2.5:1 assists-to-turnovers ratio...has been the Irish leader in the assist column or tied for the lead in eight games...first freshman to start season-opening game at Notre Dame since junior Antoni Wyche versus Akron in 1995.

Career and Season Highs
16 points   vs. Florida International, 12/20/97
 6 rebounds vs. Northeastern, 11/25/97
12 assists  vs. Indiana, 12/3/97

33, Hans Rasmussen, Forward, 6-9, 218, Freshman, Portland, OR (Central Catholic)

First-year player who has seen action in all 13 games...had a career-high nine rebounds vs. Connecticut (Jan. 3)...played 20 minutes vs. the Huskies and scored six points...scored a career-high eight points vs. Florida International (Dec. 20) in 11 minutes of playing time and added six points vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 22)...hauled in six rebounds versus Northeastern (Nov. 25) and five rebounds against Drexel (Dec. 14)...second most minutes played of any freshman on the team behind Martin Ingelsby.

Career and Season Highs
8 points vs. Florida International, 12/20/97
9 rebounds vs. Connecticut, 1/3/98
2 assists vs. Sam Houston State, 11/28/97

20, Leviticus Williamson, Forward, 6-6, 200, Freshman, Spring, TX (Spring)

Has played in 12 games and earned first collegiate start in third game of the season against Northeastern (Nov. 25)...started the game in place of Derek Manner who was suffering from shin splints and played 24 minutes...recorded 10 points and three rebounds in the game...also had three rebounds in the season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 17).

Career and Season Highs
10 points vs. Northeastern, 11/25/97
3 rebounds vs. The Citadel, 11/17/97
3 rebounds vs. Northeastern, 11/25/97

25, Peter Okwalinga, Center, 6-8, 212, Freshman, Nairobi, Kenya (Greensteds School)
Has not seen action yet this season because of bilateral stress fractures in both of his feet.

52, Nick Wills, Forward, 6-5, 227, Senior, Mendota Heights, MN (St. Thomas Academy)
Fourth-year member of team as a walk-on...has played in three games this season and had four rebounds vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 22).

15, Paul Rainey, Guard, 6-1, 184, Senior, Hattieville, AR (Wonderview)
Third-year walk-on member of Irish team...has played in six games...scored two points in two games.

34, Skylard Owens, Sophomore, 6-3, 201, Sophomore, Shreveport, LA (Loyola College Prep)
Second-year member of team as a walk-on...played a career-high 10 minutes versus Northeastern (Nov. 25) and scored two points...had three rebounds vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 22)...also played seven minutes vs. Rutgers on Sunday...has seen action in six contests.

10, Matt MacLeod, Sophomore, 6-3, 173, Sophomore, Granger, IN (St. Joseph's)
First-year member of Irish team as a walk-on...has played in four games and scored first collegiate basket vs. Rutgers on Sunday.

35, Tom Krizmanich, Freshman, 6-3, 192, Freshman, Warsaw, IN (Warsaw) Freshman walk-on member of team...played in the Northeastern (Nov. 25) and Dartmouth (Dec. 22) games and hit a three-point field goal vs. the Big Green for his first career points...has played in three games.

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