Men's Basketball

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Jan. 10, 1998

1997-98 University of Notre Dame Basketball 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 22.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds...has led Notre Dame in scoring in 11 of 12 games...through games of Jan. 8, is the 15th-leading scorer in the country...through games at Jan. 8, is the leading scorer in the BIG EAST for overall games and third in conference games at 22.3 points per overall games, is seventh in field goal percentage (.495), 15th in free throw percentage (.706), seventh in rebounds (7.1) and second in defensive rebounds (5.92) conference games is fifth in field goal percentage (.517), first in rebounding (10.5) and first in defensive rebounding (8.25)...the Irish co-captain has made a Notre Dame school-record 96 consecutive starts...stands fifth on the all-time Notre Dame scoring list with 1,723 points...has scored 20-plus points in six of the last nine games...fouled out against Connecticut last Saturday 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), which marked the fourth 30-plus outing of his career...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 last Tuesday... 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 31 straight games dating back to last season...has scored in double figures in 85 of his 99 career games and has scored 20 or more points in 37 career games...has scored 30 points or more in four career games.

Career Highs                     Season Highs
36 points vs. Indiana, 12/2/96   32 points vs. Sam Houston 11/28/97
17 rebounds vs. Akron, 11/25/95  15 rebounds in two games
9 assists vs. Syracuse, 1/18/97  5 assists in two games    

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 5.4 rebounds...grabbed eight rebounds in consecutive contests versus Pittsburgh and Drexel...has led or tied for the lead for the Irish in rebounding in three games this season.

Career Highs                        Season Highs
14 points vs. Dartmouth, 12/22/97  14 points vs. Dartmouth 12/22/97
10 rbds vs. W 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 12 games this BIG EAST action through Jan. 9, is tied for tenth in rebounding in overall games at 7.6...also in overall games is ninth in blocked shots (1.17), 10th in offensive rebounding (3.0) and 11th in defensive rebounding (4.58) conference games, is tied for 11th in rebounding (7.5), tied for eighth in blocked shots (1.0) and tied for eighth in defensive rebounding (4.75)...tied his season high with 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 11.3 points per game and is second in rebounds at 7.6...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 seven games and has led the Irish in rebounding in five contests this season.

Career Highs                     Season Highs
16 points vs. UConn, 12/6/95     15 points in three games
12 rebounds vs. TCU, 3/18/97     11 rebounds vs. Citadel, 11/17/97
5 assists vs.  Citadel, 11/17/97 5 assists vs. 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 12 BIG EAST games through Jan. 9, is tied for seventh in steals (2.33) in conference games...posted double figure scoring in all but six games and is averaging 10.0 points per game and 3.3 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
4 assists in two games             4 assists in two games

14, Keith Friel, Guard, 6-3, 188, Sophomore, Durham, NH (Oyster River)
Scored a career-high 16 points in win over Sam Houston State (Nov. 28) for the third double-figure outing of his career...through games of Jan. 9, is fourth in the BIG EAST in three-point field goal percentage for overall games at also teid for 12th in three-pointers made in overall games (1.67)...missed just one shot from the field against the Bearkats as he connected on six-of-seven shots and four-of-five from three-point range...registered a career-high four rebounds against Florida International (Dec. 20)...averaging 14.4 minutes of playing time per game off the bench...has seen action in all 12 games...averaging 6.4 points per game.

Career Highs                     Season Highs
16 points vs.                    16 points vs. 
   Sam Houston State, 11/28/97      Sam Houston State, 11/28/97
4 rebounds vs. Florida            4 rebounds vs. Florida
   International, 12/20/97          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 12 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 four games              3 rebounds vs. Northeastern, 
6 assists vs. Loyola (Md.), 12/21/96  5 assists vs. Sam Houston, 

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 10 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 12 games this season...leads the team with 78 assists (6.5 per game)...through games of Jan. 8, is tied for 15th in the country in assists per game...through games of Jan. 9, is second in the BIG EAST in assists in overall games (6.50) also third in assist/turnover ratio and tied for 10th in three-point field goal per game (1.75) conference games, is fourth in assists (5.50) and fifth in assist/turnover ratio...averaging 7.1 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 394 minutes this season and committed just 30 turnovers - one for every 13.1 minutes...owns a 2.6:1 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 11 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, 1/3/97
2 assists vs. Sam Houston State, 11/28/97
20, Leviticus Williamson, Forward, 6-6, 200, Freshman, Spring, TX (Spring)
Has played in all 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 five 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)...has seen action in five 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 three games.

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.

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