The Fighting Irish will face sixth-seeded Butler on Saturday.
SENIOR SEASON (2003-04): Will assume leadership role during the 2003-04 campaign and will serve as team captain along with teammates Tom Timmermans, Jordan Cornette and Chris Thomas...will the team's strongest voice both in the locker room and on the floor... unselfish player who will look to conclude his career with his best season ever...will enjoy an expanded role both offensively and defensively in the lineup this season and will be on the floor a large part of the time...one of the team's best defensive players with the ability to guard anyone on the floor...looks to display more of an offensive game this season...at his best when he is slashing and driving to the basket...well-respected by his teammates and a likeable player.
JUNIOR SEASON (2002-03): Played in 33 contests during the 2002-03 campaign...earned first start of the season and 10th of his career in win over Georgetown at the MCI Center on March 8 and also started first round BIG EAST tournament game versus St. John's...averaged a career- best 18.9 minutes per game, playing in all but one of Notre Dame's 34 contests...netted 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds...did not see action in NCAA second round vs. Illinois after playing 17 minutes vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee...played 11 minutes in West regional semifinal contest versus Arizona...in first start of the season versus Georgetown in second meeting between the two teams, he averaged 27 minutes and finished with three points and seven rebounds against the Hoyas...played a career-high 31 minutes off the bench in victory over Virginia Tech and finished with 12 points as he connected on 6-8 shots from the field... grabbed a season-high nine rebounds, tied a personal best with five assists and blocked three shots (also tying a career-high) against Tech...scored in double figures in four games...hit the game-winning free throw with four seconds remaining in Notre Dame's double-overtime victory over Georgetown...finished the game with five points and five rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench...played 29 minutes against Vanderbilt (then a career-high) and finished the game with 12 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and a season-high seven rebounds...scored in double figures for the third time this season when he netted 10 points and finished with six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench against Kentucky...has played 20-plus minutes in 14 games this season...connected on all three of his shots from the field in scoring seven points in second meeting versus Pittsburgh...scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off six assists in loss at Rutgers...netted seven points and grabbed four rebounds against West Virginia in 20 minutes of action in win at home...scored seven points in loss at home to Syracuse...netted six points and grabbed five rebounds in second meeting versus Mountaineers...finished with eight points against Texas in final of BB&T Classic and scored four points and grabbed a then season-best six rebounds versus Maryland...played 21 minutes in the win over Furman and finished with nine points on 3-4 shooting and made a career-high four steals...scored a season-high 13 points on 6-8 shooting against Bucknell...in the season opener against Belmont, finished with six points and two assists in 16 minutes and followed that with six points, five rebounds and two steals against IUPUI...had four points and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench against DePaul...dished off a season-high three assists versus Albany and Maryland...grabbed four rebounds in win over Canisius...blocked a season-high three shots against Pittsburgh...had four points and four rebounds against Seton Hall...also grabbed four rebounds in second matchup versus the Pirates...played 23 minutes against Rutgers and finished with four points and three rebounds...played 20 minutes and had seven points and three rebounds against Boston College.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Played in all 33 contests while averaging 15.5 minutes...averaged 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds...enjoyed best outing of his career when he started in place of Matt Carroll (out with a foot injury) against Miami in win over the Hurricanes...tallied a personal-best 17 points, his only double-figure scoring effort of the season, while playing a career-high 29 minutes...earned nine starts during the season, including seven straight beginning with his first career start versus Seton Hall at home...made starts against Rutgers (twice), Pittsburgh, Seton Hall (twice), Georgetown, Syracuse, Miami and St. John's...equalled his then career-high of seven points in Notre Dame's win over the Hoyas on the road...earned first career start against the Pirates at the Joyce Center and finished with four points and three rebounds...scored six points in BIG EAST Tournament victory over St. John's and dished off four assists while playing 17 minutes...was a spark for the Irish off the bench against Villanova as he played 14 minutes and finished with six points and three steals...had game-winning block off three-point attempt to preserve that road win...collected six rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Army...scored seven points against Monmouth, while doubling his previous career high in rebounds by pulling down a team-high 10 boards against the Hawks...dished out season-high four assists vs. Monmouth...matched then-career high with six points and set new career best with five rebounds in opener vs. New Hampshire... matched career high of three steals while playing career-high 23 minutes vs. UNH...provided crucial layup against West Virginia which tied the game at 64-64 with 42 seconds remaining in the contest... played 15 minutes in the Kentucky game and had three points and two rebounds...came off the bench and played 18 minutes against Georgetown and finished with four points...grabbed three rebounds in win over Charlotte in first round of NCAA tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN (2000-01): Played in 24 games off the bench for Irish in his rookie season, totaling 35 points and 17 rebounds...saw action in the first 17 games of the season...scored five points in win over Virginia Tech...played 14 minutes coming off the bench at Rutgers and scored four points...dished off a season-best five assists against Long Island while playing a season-high 19 minutes...against Loyola, had season highs with six points, three rebounds and three steals...had three points and matched season-high with three rebounds in season opener against Sacred Heart...played in both NCAA tournament games, scoring four points against Mississippi.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Pennsbury High School for head coach Frank Sciolla...averaged 22.0 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks per game in 1999-2000...led Pennsbury to conference championships his junior and senior seasons while also earning all-conference honors...as a junior, averaged 17.0 points in leading team to a school-record 26 wins enroute to a 26-5 mark...team also finished with a 26-5 record in final scholastic season...Pennsbury combined for a 66-24 mark during his three seasons as a starter...also named team MVP and was an all-state selection his last two years at Pennsbury...named 1999-2000 Player of the Year by the Bucks County Courier Times...honored as the Player of the Year for Bucks and Montgomery Counties by the Philadelphia Inquirer...finished as the fourth-leading scorer in Pennsbury history with 1,188 career points...missed nine games of his senior season after suffering a broken wrist in a preseason scrimmage...scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 71-68 second-round Class AAAA playoff game versus Williamsport....won back-to-back Suburban One League titles his junior and senior seasons, going undefeated in league play both seasons...scored the winning basket at the buzzer to propel Pennsbury to the district semifinals in 1999-2000...participated in the Pittsburgh Hoops Classic.
PERSONAL: Uncles Mike and Gary Jones attended Pennsbury and both played Division I basketball, Mike at Rutgers and Gary at LaSalle...member of Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)?oldest of three children...son of Daryl and Bridgette Jones...full name is Torrian D'Andre Jones...born 4-16-82 in New Bern, N.C?enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.