1997-98 Meetings: Dec. 30, 1997, at Notre Dame; SJU 79, Notre Dame 69
TODAY'S GAME: The University of Notre Dame basketball team begins a
stretch of three games on the road today as it takes on St. John's. The
Irish have won three of their last five games, but are coming off an 81-61
loss to Villanova on Wednesday night. Notre Dame enters today's contest
with an overall record of 10-7 and a BIG EAST record of 4-5.
In the loss to Villanova, the Wildcats went out to an 11-0 lead and led by
a 38-22 count at halftime. Ironically, Notre Dame also trailed Syracuse by
an 11-0 count on Jan. 21, but the Irish came back in that game to top the
Orangemen by an 83-63 count.
The closest Notre Dame could get to the Wildcats in the second half was 13
points -- 52-39 with 10:11 left to play.
Brian Lynch led Villanova with 16 points while senior forward Pat Garrity
(Monument, Colo.) and sophomore guard Keith Friel (Durham, N.H.) each led
the Irish with 14 points while freshman guard Martin Ingelsby
(Philadelphia, Pa.) had 10 points.
After today's game, the Irish return to action on Thursday when they travel
to Rutgers for a 7:30 p.m. EST game and to Georgetown on Saturday for a
12:00 p.m. EST game at the MCI Center.
THE NOTRE DAME-ST. JOHN'S SERIES: Today's game is the 22nd meeting
between Notre Dame and St. John's and the Irish lead the series by an 11-10
count. Since Notre Dame joined the BIG EAST Conference in 1995-96, each
team has won two games, including a 79-69 win by St. John's at the Joyce
Center on December 30, 1996. Notre Dame head coach John MacLeod has a 3-2
record in his career vs. St. John's.
In the Red Storm win earlier this year, Lavor Postell scored 27 points,
including three three-point field goals, while Zendon Hamilton scored 18
points and Felipe Lopez netted 17.
Pat Garrity was the leading scorer for the Irish with 27 while Antoni Wyche
had a career-high 20 points.
St. John's led by a point at halftime, 31-30, and opened up a nine point
lead, 43-34, with 15:52 left. The Irish then went on a 15-4 run to take
their only lead of the second half, 49-47, with 11:38 left to play.
St. John's reclaimed the lead for good with 9:19 left on a free throw by
Lopez and used a 9-0 lead late in the game to take control of the contest.
IRISH AT THE GARDEN: Notre Dame continues a long tradition of
playing at Madison Square Garden with today's game against St. John's.
Notre Dame was part of the first doubleheader in MSG history when the Irish
faced New York University on Dec. 29, 1934. Notre Dame has an overall
record of 44-22 in Madison Square Garden and a 17-8 record since 1974.
BIG EAST START: Notre Dame's 4-5 record in BIG EAST play this year
is the best start for the Irish in its three years as a conference member.
In 1995-96, Notre Dame started 1-8 after nine games and was 2-8 after 10
games. Last season, Notre Dame was 3-6 after nine games and 3-7 after 10.
Notre Dame's 10-7 record is the best Irish mark after 16 games since the
1994-95 team started 11-6.
ROAD WINS: With the victory at West Virginia on January 15, the
Irish claimed their second BIG EAST Conference road victory of the season,
equaling the total number of wins Notre Dame had on the road its first two
seasons in the league. In 1995-96, Notre Dame defeated St. John's 86-83 at
Madison Square Garden on January 31, 1996, for its first BIG EAST road
victory. Last season, the Irish won at Syracuse, 73-58, on January 18,
This season, Notre Dame has won two games in its first five league road
tests. The Irish won the league opener at Pittsburgh 73-69 on December 6,
prior to winning in Morgantown, W.V., on Thursday. Notre Dame became the
first visiting school this season to win at the WVU Coliseum and snapped a
West Virginia five-game BIG EAST home court winning streak.
KNOCKING OFF THE TOP 25: Notre Dame's win over Syracuse on Jan. 21
gave the Irish their second win over a top 25 team in seven days. Syracuse
was ranked No. 15 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today poll at
the time of the game while Notre Dame beat West Virginia on Jan. 15 by a
74-72 tally. West Virginia was ranked No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 21 in
the ESPN/USA Today poll at the time of that game. Before the win over the
Mountaineers, the last time Notre Dame had defeated a nationally-ranked
opponent was February 17, 1994, when the Irish defeated No. 22 Marquette
68-58. The WVU win snapped a 20-game losing streak to ranked teams.
LIGHTS OUT: Notre Dame connected on 31-of-53 field goal attempts for
58.5 percent against West Virginia on Jan. 15. The Irish shot 61.5 percent
in the second half, hitting on 16-of-26 attempts.
On the other end of the court the Irish were just as impressive. Notre Dame
limited West Virginia to just 39.5 percent field goal shooting. That figure
is better than the two previous West Virginia games, when the Mountaineers
shot 52.6 percent in a victory over Georgetown, the second-best field goal
percentage defense team in the country at that time, and 41.6 percent in a
victory over Miami, the national leader in field goal percentage defense at
IRISH SHOOTING A KEY IN BIG EAST: Notre Dame's field goal and
three-point field goal shooting percentages have been drastically different
in its BIG EAST wins and losses.
In BIG EAST wins, Notre Dame is shooting 54.6 percent from the field (116
for 213) and 50.0 percent from three-point range (32 for 64). In BIG EAST
losses, the Irish are shooting at 38.2 percent from the field (110 for 288)
and 21.2 percent (21 for 99) from three-point range.
91 POINTS A BIG EAST HIGH: Notre Dame's 91 points in its win against
Rutgers on Jan. 11 was the most number of points the Irish have scored in a
BIG EAST game in its two-plus years of membership in the league. The
previous high was 90 vs. West Virginia in the Joyce Center last season.
IRISH EXCEL IN CLASSROOM: Once again, the Notre Dame basketball team
had another successful semester academically as a total of five players
made the Dean's List for the fall '97 semester. Making the Dean's List
were: Academic All-American Pat Garrity, Phil Hickey, Derek Manner, Paul
Rainey and Nick Wills.
CAREER HIGH FOR GARRITY: Garrity scored a career-high 37 points vs.
Seton Hall on Jan. 17 as he shot 12 for 22 from the field and was 12 of 14
from the free throw line. Garrity also pulled down 13 rebounds in the
Garrity scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in the win over Syracuse on
January 21 and now has a total of five double-doubles on the season and 17
in his career. All five of his double-doubles this season have come in BIG
GARRITY, FRIEL HONORED BY BIG EAST: For his efforts against West
Virginia and Seton Hall, Garrity was selected as the BIG EAST player of the
week on Jan. 19 and shared the award with Duane Woodward of Boston College.
The award marks the second time in Garrity's career that he has won it.
Friel was named the BIG EAST player of the week on Jan. 26 for his
performance against Syracuse and shared the award with Boubacar Aw of
GARRITY FOULING OUT A RARITY: Garrity fouled out of the game vs.
Connecticut on Jan. 2, as he scored 15 points in just 19 minutes of playing
time. The game marked the first foul out for Garrity in 51 contests, as he
last fouled out of a game vs. St. John's on Feb. 11, 1996. The 19 minutes
were the fewest Garrity played in a game since he played 14 minutes against
Oregon in the finals of the Far West Classic in 1994.
GARRITY BREAKS CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED RECORD: Garrity has started
101 consecutive games in his collegiate career, dating back to his freshman
debut in 1994, for a school record. Garrity broke the school record for
consecutive games started of 85, formerly held by Gary Novak (1971-74) and
John Paxson (1980-83).
GARRITY NO. 4 IN CAREER SCORING: Garrity enters today's game with
1,854 career points, which places him fourth in Notre Dame career scoring
history. David Rivers is No. 3 with 2,058 points from 1984-88 while the
career leader is Austin Carr with 2,560 points from 1968-71. Garrity has
scored in double figures in 90 of his 101 career games. Garrity has scored
20 or more points in 41 career games and has scored in double figures in 36
straight contests and 75 of the past 78 games.
THIRTY SOMETHING: Garrity's 37-point game vs. Seton Hall on Jan. 17
marked the sixth time, and second in three games, that he has scored
30-plus points in a game. Garrity also scored 32 points in Notre Dame's win
over Rutgers on January 11.
Garrity's other 30-point outings were: 32 points vs. Sam Houston this
season (Nov. 28); 36 points vs. Indiana (Dec. 2, 1996); 31 points vs.
Loyola (Dec. 30); and 33 points vs. Boston College (March 1, 1997).
FRIEL FOR THREE: Sophomore guard Keith Friel (Durham, N.H.) scored a
career-high 30 points in the win over Syracuse on Jan. 21 and connected on
eight of ten three-point field goal attempts.
Friel's eight trey set the Notre Dame single-game record of seven, set by
Ryan Hoover against Dayton on Jan. 9, 1993.
Friel had six three-pointers in the first half against Syracuse to help the
Irish rally from an 11-0 deficit at the beginning of the game and take a
38-36 halftime lead.
Friel also scored 11 points including a game-winning 15-foot jump shot with
0.4 seconds left as the Irish defeated West Virginia 74-72 on Jan. 15.
Friel had 12 points in Notre Dame's win over Rutgers on Jan. 11 to score in
double figures in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Friel is Notre Dame's leading scorer off the bench at 8.8 points per
contest and averages 16.2 minutes per game.
Friel tied for the team lead with 14 points against Villanova on Wednesday
and now has scored in double figures in four of the past five games, after
scoring in double figures just once in the first 12 games of the season.
Friel is averaging 14.6 points per game in the last five games.
Friel leads Notre Dame with 41 three-point field goals and has registered
just six two-point field goals this year. Of his 109 field goals attempts,
83 are from three-point range. In BIG EAST play, 26 of his 29 field goals
are from three range as are 51 of his 64 attempts.
Friel shoots 49.4 percent from three-point range in overall games and just
23.1 percent from two-point range. In BIG EAST play, those numbers are 51.0
percent for threes and 23.1 for twos.
COMING OFF THE BENCH: Friel's 30 points was the most by a BIG EAST
player in a conference game as a substitute since Greg Woodard of Villanova
had 33 points off the bench against Pittsburgh on January 30, 1991.
MANNER OF TRUST: Senior forward Derek Manner (Webster, Texas) scored
a career high 15 points against West Virginia on Jan. 16. Manner, who
connected on seven-of-12 field goal attempts, and added 10 rebounds to
record his first career double-double. Manner scored eight of Notre Dame's
final 14 points. His hook shot with 5:34 left cut the West Virginia lead to
three and he tied the game at 64-64 with a hook shot with 4:34 left. His
lay-up with 1:33 remaining broke a tie and gave the Irish a 72-70 lead.
Manner is averaging 6.9 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
GARRITY IS TURNOVER FREE VS. FIU: Garrity scored 24 points and had
seven rebounds vs. Florida International on Dec. 20 and also played the
entire game without a turnover. The last time Garrity went without a
turnover in a game was Feb. 28, 1996, a 71-59 loss to Miami in which
Garrity scored 20 points and had eight rebounds.
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 3.679 grade point average
- a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection
- was named honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press and Basketball Weekly
GARRITY, INGELSBY AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS: Garrity is tied as the
eighth leading scorer in the country through games of Jan. 29 at 23.3
points per game. Charlie Jones of Long Island University is first at 29.1
points per game. Meanwhile, Ingelsby is 17th in the country in assists per
game at 6.4. Ahlon Lewis of Arizona State leads the country at 9.2.
IRISH IN BIG EAST STATISTICS: Here is how the Notre Dame players and
team stand in the latest BIG EAST statistics through Jan. 30.
Name Category Overall Games Conference Games
Pat Garrity Scoring 1st at 23.3 1st at 24.4
FG Pct. 4th at 50.7 2nd at 52.9
FT Pct. 8th at 75.2 11th at 75.9
Rebounding 5th at 8.4 1st at 9.7
Def. Rebs. 1st at 6.35 1st at 7.78
Phil Hickey Rebounding 6th at 8.1 7th at 8.4
Blocks 10th at 1.12 t10th at 1.00
Off. Rebs. t6th at 3.00 10th at 2.89
Def. Rebs. 5th at 5.06 6th at 5.56
Martin Ingelsby Assists 2nd at 6.41 t4nd at 5.89
3FG Pct. 5th at 39.5 --
Ast./TO Ratio 3rd at 2.37 5th at 2.04
3FG Made 13th at 1.76 --
Keith Friel 3FG Pct. 1st at 49.4 1st at 51.0
3FG Made 6th at 2.41 2nd at 2.89
Derek Manner Steals 12th at 1.82 --
In team statistics, Notre Dame is second in field goal percentage (46.0),
first in three-point field goal percentage (37.9), fifth in rebounding
offense (39.8), fourth in rebounding margin (+4.1), first in assists
(18.59) and second in assist/turnover ratio (1.13). In conference games,
Notre Dame is fourth in field goal percentage (44.3), fifth in rebounding
(39.6), fourth in three-point field goal percentage (34.0), fourth in
rebounding margin (+2.0), first in assists (17.11) and second in
assist/turnover ratio (1.05).
Garrity's 37 points vs. Seton Hall on Jan. 17 is the second-highest in the
BIG EAST this year in all games and conference games and Ingelsby's 12
assists vs. Indiana are tied as the second-best in all games. Friel's eight
three-point field goals vs. Syracuse are the most by a BIG EAST player in
both overall and conference games this season.
Garrity's 12 field goals vs. Seton Hall are tied as the second-most in a
conference game this year. Garrity's 12 free throws vs. the Pirates are
tied for the highest in a conference game this year and his 16 attempts vs.
Pittsburgh are the highest.
Garrity's five double-doubles are the second highest in conference games
this year and he is tied for fifth with five overall.
Notre Dame's 91 points vs. Rutgers are the second-highest in conference
play this year as are its 34 field goals vs. the Scarlet Knights. Notre
Dame's 13 three-point field goals made vs. Syracuse are highest in a
conference game this year.
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 .
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 seasons.
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 GARNERS PRESEASON HONORS: Garrity has earned '97-'98
preseason honors from virtually every publication and preseason team that
has been announced thus far. They include:
- 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
- a third-team preseason All-American by Basketball Weekly
- one of the 10 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 from Minnesota.
INGELSBY IN STARTING LINEUP: Ingelsby has started all 17 games this
season and is averaging 7.1 points per game with 2.8 rebounds and has
recorded a total of 109 assists (6.4 per game).
Ingelsby had his second career double-double on January 28 against Syracuse
as he recorded 10 points and 10 assists. His first one came against Florida
International (Dec. 20) when he had a career-high 16 points with 11
Ingelsby had a career-high 12 assists against Indiana and has recorded
eight or more assists in seven of his last 14 games. The 12 assists against
the Hoosiers were the most by an opposing player in Assembly Hall against a
Bobby Knight-coached team. Ingelsby has four career games with 10 assists
Ingelsby has played 557 minutes this season and committed just 46 turnovers
-- one for every 12.1 minutes of play. The freshman has an
assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.37 assists for every turnover. The last
freshman to start at Notre Dame in his collegiate debut was current junior
Antoni Wyche, who had 16 points against Akron in 1995.
HICKEY SETS CAREER HIGHS: Notre Dame junior center Phil Hickey
(Wellsboro, Pa.) had a career-high 16 rebounds over Seton Hall on Jan. 17.
His previous career high was 12 rebounds vs. TCU in the second round of the
National Invitation Tournament last season.
Hickey scored a season-high 16 points in the win over Rutgers on Jan. 11,
including 14 first half points on seven-of-nine shooting from the field.
The 16 points tied his career high as he also scored 16 vs. Connecticut in
his freshman year.
Hickey has scored in double figures in eight games this season. Hickey is
also the second-leading rebounder on the team at 8.1 per game.
WYCHE HITS CAREER HIGH: Junior guard Antoni Wyche (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) has
started all 16 games this season and scored a career-high 20 points vs. St.
John's on Dec. 30. Wyche was five of nine from the field and four of eight
from three-point range. Wyche's previous career high was 17 points against
Indiana this year and Miami last year.
Wyche injured his mouth in the first half of the Jan. 17 game vs. Seton
Hall and he required stitches both inside and outside his mouth. He later
returned to the game.
Wyche also scored 11 points in the Jan. 11 win over Rutgers, which was his
seventh double-figure scoring game of the season and the 16th of his
career. His five assists were a career high.
He is the team's third leading scorer averaging 8.9 points per game and is
shooting 45.8 percent from the field (54-118). Wyche averaged 3.7 points
per game as a freshman in 1995-96 and put in 5.5 points per game last
RASMUSSEN RECORDS REBOUND HIGH: Irish freshman center Hans Rasmussen
(Portland, Ore.) had a career-high nine rebounds vs. Connecticut on Jan. 3
as he came off the bench to play 20 minutes against the Huskies. Notre Dame
ran into foul trouble vs. Connecticut which led to Rasmussen's 20 minutes
of playing time, another career high.
Rasmussen has played in all 16 games this season and is averaging 2.2
points per game and 2.6 rebounds.
IRISH ON TELEVISION: Notre Dame will 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. Connecticut).
Notre Dame makes 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 Chicago.
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 WNDU's 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.
HEAD COACH JOHN MacLEOD: Notre Dame head coach John MacLeod
(Bellarmine '59) is in his seventh season in charge of the Irish program
and has an overall record of 89-100 at the school and has a 179-169 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
MacLeod was named the 1997 BIG EAST coach of the year after 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.
AGAINST RANKED TEAMS: Notre Dame has played a total of 41 games
against teams ranked in the Associated Press poll during John MacLeod's
tenure as Irish coach. Notre Dame has defeated the last two ranked teams it
has faced with an 83-63 win over No. 15/15 Syracuse on January 21 and a
74-72 win over No. 20/21 West Virginia on Jan. 15. The last time Notre Dame
beat a top 10 team was Feb. 5, 1994, a 79-63 win over No. 4 UCLA.
NOTRE DAME SIGNS THREE: University of Notre Dame basketball coach
John MacLeod announced November 12, that three high school basketball
players have signed national letters of intent to play for the Irish and
plan to enroll at Notre Dame next fall.
The three are: 6-6 forward David Graves from Lexington, Ky., and Lexington
Catholic High School; 6-10 center Troy Murphy from Sparta, N.J., and
Delbarton High School in Morristown, N.J.; and 6-8 forward Harold Swanagan
from Hopkinsville, Ky., and University Heights Academy.
Graves earned first-team all-state honors last season, while averaging 17.5
points per game and eight rebounds. He shot 61 percent from the field and
48 percent from three-point field goal range. Graves was named the most
valuable player at the Showboat Classic in Memphis, Tenn., last summer as
his team went unbeaten at the event.
Murphy averaged 23.5 points with 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last
season. His team posted a 24-2 record and lost in the finals of the Morris
County tournament. He is a two-time all-Morris County selection by the
Swanagan averaged 16.9 points per game last season with 9.0 rebounds for
University Heights Academy.
BIG EAST Standings
Through Games of January 30
BIG EAST 6 Conference GB Overall
1. Connecticut 8-2 -- 18-3
2. West Virginia 8-3 0.5 18-3
St. John's 8-3 0.5 16-6
4. Villanova 5-5 3.0 8-10
5. Notre Dame 4-5 3.5 10-7
6. Boston College 3-7 5.0 11-10
BIG EAST 7 Conference GB Overall
1. Miami 7-3 -- 14-4
2. Syracuse 6-3 0.5 16-4
3. Georgetown 4-6 3.0 11-7
4. Providence 3-6 3.5 8-10
Seton Hall 3-6 3.5 9-10
6. Pittsburgh 2-6 4.0 7-8
7. Rutgers 2-8 5.0 8-10
Saturday, January 31
Miami at Villanova, 12:00 p.m.
NOTRE DAME at St. John's, 2:30 p.m.
Seton Hall at Providence, 4:00 p.m.
Rutgers at Connecticut, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 1
Georgetown at Boston College, 12:30 p.m.
Syracuse at Pittsburgh, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 2
Villanova at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3
Pittsburgh at West Virginia, 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown at Seton Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4
Providence at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
St. John's at Boston College, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5
Duquesne at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
NOTRE DAME at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m.
NOTRE DAME STARTING LINE:
No. Player Pos Ht. Wt. Class PPG RPG Other Notes:
3 Derek Manner SF 6-6 206 Sr. 6.9 5.8 48.6 FG% Career-high 15 points at West Virginia
53 Pat Garrity PF 6-9 231 Sr. 23.3 8.4 52.9 FG% in BE 5 double-doubles this season, all in BIG EAST
55 Phil Hickey C 6-10 252 Jr. 10.1 8.1 28.4 mpg 15 pts. vs. Pittsburgh/16 pts. vs. Rutgers
4 Antoni Wyche 2G 6-4 193 Jr. 8.9 2.9 26-29 FT Career-high 20 pts. in 1st game with St. John's
24 Martin Ingelsby PG 5-11 169 Fr. 7.1 2.8 6.4 apg Seven games with eight or more assists
NOTRE DAME OFF THE BENCH:
No. Player Pos Ht. Wt. Class PPG RPG Other Notes:
14 Keith Friel G 6-3 188 So. 8.8 1.6 41-83 3FG Double-figure scoring in 4 of last 5 games
20 Leviticus Williamson F 6-6 200 Fr. 2.6 1.8 9.3 mpg 10 pts. in start vs. Northeastern
33 Hans Rasmussen F 6-9 218 Fr. 2.1 2.5 10.6 mpg Has scored in nine games
44 Todd Palmer F 6-7 223 So. 1.9 0.9 5.6 mpg Six points vs. Northeastern
21 Jimmy Dillon G 6-1 171 So. 1.1 0.8 21 ast. Four assists vs. Rutgers
34 Skylard Owens F 6-3 201 So. 0.5 1.0 3.3 mpg Seven minutes vs. Rutgers was career high