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Demetrius Jackson strips ball and scores go-ahead layup with 14.7 seconds left
Rex Pflueger taps in a shot with 1.5 seconds left to advance the Irish to Sweet 16
CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener
Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas recap the Senior Day win for the Irish.
Zach Auguste Dunks Against NC State
North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74
NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
Notre Dame prepares for its regional semifinal against Wisconsin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
No. 6 Irish vs. No. 14 SFA NCAA Tournament Second Round March 20, 2016
The sixth-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Michigan Wolverines.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): Established himself during Notre Dame's postseason run last season as one of the top post players in the country ... top returning rebounder and scorer from a year ago ... talented and skilled frontline player who played with a great deal of confidence ... has developed during his three seasons in Mike Brey's system ... will be counted on to emerge as a team leader this season ... has the ability and skills to average a double-double every time he takes the court ... looks to once again be a dominant force on the boards and be a physical presence in the post ... versatile player who is at his best when playing above the rim ... effective when he controls the pace of his game and does not rush his shots ... a gifted and skilled athlete ... gets up and down the floor extremely well ... a good ball handler for a player with his size.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): Became a mainstay in the Notre Dame lineup during his junior season as he enjoyed his best season to date in an Irish uniform ... second-leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 12.9 ppg. (476 points) and 6.5 rpg. (239 rebounds) ... led team with 61.9 (190-307) shooting percentage from the field ... grabbed seven or more rebounds in 17 contests ... tied for third on team in scoring (11.3 ppg.) and second-leading rebounder (5.4 rpg.) during the ACC regular season... played in 37 games and made starts in 36 of those contests ... missed the Georgia Tech contest and did not start in the win over Miami ... scored in double figures in 28 contests, registering 20-plus points in five games ... recorded four double-doubles and grabbed 10-plus rebounds in four games ... led the Irish in scoring and rebounding during its four games of the NCAA Championships as he averaged 16.8 ppg. and 8.3 rpg. ... connected on 70.0 percent (28-40) during those four games ... second-leading scorer and top rebounder during Notre Dame's seven-game postseason run as he averaged 14.6 ppg. and 8.7 rpg., respectively ... made 63.5 percent (40-63) of his shots in those games ... named to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team after scoring 15 points (6-6 from the field) and grabbing six rebounds in regional semifinal matchup against Wichita State and netting 20 points (10-13 from the field) and hauling in nine rebounds in loss to top-ranked Kentucky in regional final ... scored in double figures in the first six games of the season ... scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in season opener versus Binghamton ... recorded first 20-plus point outing of his career when he finished with 20 points in second game of the season against Navy ... followed that up with another career-high effort as he scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Coppin State ... registered first double-double of the season against UMass in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament as he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds ... netted 15 points versus Providence in final game of the tournament ... scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in sixth straight scoring effort ... went for second double-double of the season in scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson in a game that began a career-high seven-game double-figure scoring streak ... tallied 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Mount St. Mary's ... registered a career-high 26-point effort in ACC opener against Florida State, connecting on 11-15 shots from the field and also grabbing seven rebounds in 26 minutes ... finished 5-8 from the field in scoring 10 points against Purdue ... was a perfect 7-7 from the field in scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds in victory over Northern Illinois ... netted 15 points and grabbed seven boards in win over Hartford to close the non-conference season ... finished 4-6 from the field in scoring 13 points against Georgia Tech ... contributed 18 points (6-10 from the field) and grabbed six rebounds in helping Notre Dame post first-ever win at North Carolina ... scored 16 and grabbed eight rebounds in win at Virginia Tech ... registered third double-double in come-from-behind overtime win at North Carolina State as he netted 10 points and grabbed 11 boards ... scored 14 points in win at Purcell Pavilion versus Duke ... had 12 points and seven rebounds in loss at Pittsburgh ... finished 7-11 in netting 16 points versus Boston College and scored 14 points (6-10 shooting from the field) and grabbed seven boards in second meeting against Eagles ... finished with 19 points (9-13 from the field) in win at Clemson ... posted fourth double-double of the year in ACC Championship game versus North Carolina as he scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds ... scored 25 points (10-14) and grabbed five rebounds in 27 minutes in second-round NCAA Championship victory over Northeastern ... matched his career of 13 rebounds in third-round NCAA tournament win against Butler.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14): Gained valuable playing experience for the Irish in his second season ... played in 30 contests and was part of the Notre Dame starting lineup on 13 occasions ... earned his first career start in loss at Georgia Tech ... netted double figures nine times during the season ... averaged career bests of 6.7 ppg. (201 points) and 4.3 rpg. (129 rebounds) ... shot 49.0 percent from field (51-104), second best shooting percentage on the team ... scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Stetson ... registered double figures for the first time during the season in win over Army as he finished with 14 points and five rebounds ... followed that up by scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds in win over Cornell, marking the first time in his career that he registered double figures in consecutive outings ... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench in overtime win over Canisius ... made second start of the season in Atlantic Coast Conference opener versus Duke ... played 16 minutes versus the Blue Devils and scored six points ... started next two games against North Carolina State and Georgia Tech ... played 17 minutes versus Wolfpack and finished with nine points and scored six points against Georgia Tech ... netted back-to-back eight-point outings in win over Virginia Tech in 11 minutes off the bench and at Wake Forest in which he found himself back in the starting lineup ... also grabbed seven rebounds versus the Demon Deacons ... following the contest against Wake Forest, made eight consecutive starts ... scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in loss at home to Virginia ... scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 20 minutes in win 76-73 overtime win over Boston College at Purcell Pavilion ... finished with 10 points on 5-7 shooting from the field in loss to North Carolina at home ... registered his first career double-double in 68-64 double-overtime win over Clemson as he scored 14 points and hauled in 12 rebounds while playing a career-high 38 minutes ... followed that game up with his third straight double-figure scoring outing (a first in his career) as he tallied 10 points in win at Boston College ... played 28 minutes as a starter in 63-61 loss at North Carolina and finished with six points and seven rebounds ... ended the season by scoring 14 points (6-9 from the field) and grabbing nine rebounds in 22 minutes as a starter in first-round loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Played in 25 games during his rookie campaign ... netted 93 points (3.7 ppg.) and hauled down 68 rebounds (3.7 rpg.) ... had 12 blocked shots and 10 steals ... shot 39-75 (.520) from the field and 15-22 (.682) from the free-throw line ... totaled 268 minutes (10.7 mpg.) on the court ... had two double-figure scoring efforts ... averaged 3.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13 BIG EAST games ... made his Fighting Irish debut against Monmouth in the second game of the season ... tallied four points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in nine minutes of action in the 84-57 win over the Hawks ... netted five points in a 65-48 triumph of George Washington ... notched 12 points and seven rebounds in an 85-57 besting of Kennesaw State ... was 4-5 from the floor and 4-4 from the free-throw line in that contest ... registered six points in 14 minutes of play in a 79-71 overtime win at DePaul ... played a season-high 36 minutes and posted eight points and three rebounds in the 104-101 five-overtime victory against eventual national champion Louisville ... notched six points on 3-3 shooting and pulled down four boards in the 82-78 overtime triumph of DePaul ... poured in a season-high 15 points along with five rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes on the court in a 72-64 setback at Marquette ... was 7-10 from the field against the Golden Eagles ... had six points and seven rebounds in a 76-58 loss to Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
AWARDS AND HONORS: NCAA Championship Midwest Region All-Tournament Team (2015) ... Notre Dame Most Improved Player Award (2015).
HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed a standout prep career at New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire for two seasons ... also attended Marlborough High School and was coached by Ilyna Nicholas ... a four-star recruit by Maxpreps.com and Rivals.com ... ranked No.97 on Rivals.com's top 150 list and 23rd in the country at the forward position ... ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Massachusetts and the 25th best power forward in the country by ESPN ... averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in final prep season as New Hampton finished with a 29-6 mark ... second team all-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) ... chosen as a nominee for the McDonald's All-Star Game in 2012 ... averaged 22.0 points as a junior during the 2009-10 season at Marlborough ... selected to the Worcester Telegram and MetroWest Daily News all-star teams (2010) ... named as a Mid-Wachusett (Central Massachusetts) League All-Star (2010) .... awarded the Boston Globe High Five Award on three occasions during the 2009-10 campaign ... registered five triple-doubles for the Panthers in points, rebounds and blocks ... totaled 631 points during his career at Marlborough while leading his team to the Central Massachusetts league championship in 2008 ... selected to the all-city and all-region team during the 2009-2010 season ... gathered two conference championships and voted all-conference freshman and sophomore seasons ... boosted New Hampton to a 55-53 win scoring the game winning shot at the Mercer Tournament held in Pittsburgh where he was named to the all-tournament team in 2011 ... participated in the 2011 Nike Peach Jam basketball tournament with the Albany City Rocks competing against the top 17-U teams in the nation ... played with the Boston Athletic Basketball Club and the Mass Rivals AAU development teams ... competed against current Irish junior Pat Connaughton in baseball and basketball on several occasions.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Elias Auguste ... born in Cambridge, Massachusetts ... son of Jean Bazile Auguste and Lea Tzimoulis ... awarded the community service award (bronze level) and earned the faculty award as an honor roll student at New Hampton High School ... active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest and at the Togo Palazzi Basketball School ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a film, television and theatre major.