Defending champs begin play Thursday at $1 million The Basketball Tournament (8 p.m. ET on ESPNU).
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Notre Dame 79, Michigan State 78
Fighting Irish face Navy for the first time since 1980.
Notre Dame making first trip to Chapel Hill since 1993.
Notre Dame prepares to take on Old Dominion.
Irish knock off the Panthers 50-45
Irish sink Pirates 68-56 in BIG EAST tournament.
The Notre Dame men's basketball team beat Connecticut, 58-50, on Senior Night at the Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday.
Tory Jackson finished with 22 points on Senior Night.
Three-time All-American ... will go down as one of the most heralded players in Notre Dame history ... is only player in Notre Dame history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds ... finished second in program history in both points (2,476) and rebounds (1,222) ... seventh in school history with a 19.2 points per game average ... averaged 9.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in Irish history... owns the Fighting Irish record for career double-doubles with 64 ... Notre Dame's fifth player to record 1,000 rebounds ... finished his career as the third-leading scorer in BIG EAST Conference history (1,329 points) and the second-leading rebounder (662) ... 2008 BIG EAST Player of the Year ... three-time all-BIG EAST first team (2008, 2009, 2010) ... one of just 11 players in BIG EAST history to earn first-team all-conference honors three times ... averaged 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in 65 league games to finish as the only player conference history to average better than 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during his career ... ranks fourth in Notre Dame history in free throws made (562) and is third in free throws attempted (719) ... tied for fifth in career games played in school history (128) ... seventh in Fighting Irish history with 108 career starts ... ranks eighth in program history with 95 career blocked shots ... reached double figures in points 114 times ... scored 20-plus points on 64 occasions and had 30 or more points 14 times ... produced double-figure rebound totals 65 times ... led Notre Dame in scoring 72 times during his career and 78 times in rebounds ... selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (52nd overall pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
SENIOR SEASON (2009-10): Became the first three-time All-American at Notre Dame since Kevin O'Shea from 1948-50 and was named a Consensus Second Team All-American by the NCAA for the second time in his career ... earned second-team All-America honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and third-team accolades from the Associated Press, The Sporting News and State Farm/National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) ... All-BIG EAST first-team selection for the third straight season ... served as a team tri-captain along with classmates Tory Jackson and Jonathan Peoples ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (1/11, 2/8) ... BIG EAST weekly honor roll (11/23, 12/21, 1/4) ... Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (week of 1/11) ... AP Preseason All-American ... named to Naismith Trophy Midseason list ... candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP ... played in 30 games, including 25 starts ... missed five games after suffering a bone bruise in his knee ... led the Irish in points per game (21.8) and rebounds per game (9.1) ... paced the Irish in scoring in 21 games ... was Notre Dame's leading rebounder 20 times ... his 20 blocked shots were the second most for the Fighting Irish ... tallied 20-plus points 18 times, including five times with 30-plus points ... recorded 13 double-doubles ... scored 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in the season-opening win over North Florida ... was 9-9 from the free throw line against the Ospreys ... had a 27-point performance in addition to grabbing nine rebounds in a victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) ... was 3-6 from three-point range against the Red Flash ... registered his first double-double of the season by scoring 29 points and hauling in 12 boards in besting Long Beach State ... deposited 32 points by going 10-14 from the field, including 2-2 from beyond the three-point arc, and 10-10 from the free throw line in leading the Irish to a victory over Liberty ... had nine rebounds against the Flames ... named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his performance versus Liberty ... recorded a double-double with 29 points and 15 rebounds in addition to dishing out four assists in a win over Kennesaw State ... hauled in his 1,000th career rebound in the contest against the Owls ... scored 21 points and collected nine rebounds versus Northwestern ... had 18 points and nine rebounds in a win over Saint Louis ... became Notre Dame's first 2,000-point scorer and 1,000-rebound player when he deposited the first basket of the game in a triumph of Idaho State ... finished the contest with 27 points on 12-17 shooting, including 2-2 from three-point range, and 12 boards ... scored 29 points and collected seven rebounds in a win over UCF ... registered back-to-back double-doubles against IUPUI (16 pts. & 11 rebs.) and Loyola Marymount (24 pts. & 11 rebs.) ... deposited 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win over UCLA ... posted double-doubles in victories over Bucknell (20 pts. & 11 rebs.) and Providence (19 pts., & 13 rebs.) ... had a season-high five assists against Bucknell ... the double-double against Providence was the 58th of his career, which placed him first in that category in school history ... recorded consecutive 30-point outings in BIG EAST road games against Connecticut (31 pts. along with nine rebs.) and USF (36 pts.) ... scored 24 points in a key league home victory over West Virginia ... produced a season-best three-game double-double streak against Cincinnati (14 pts. & 11 rebs.), Syracuse (31 pts. & 14 rebs.) and DePaul (24 pts. & 11 rebs.) ... nearly missed a fourth straight double-double with 21 points and nine boards versus Villanova ... had 19 points and seven rebounds at Rutgers ... tallied a season-high 37 points, in addition to collecting 14 rebounds, in a win over Cincinnati ... scored 19 points and hauled in a season-best 15 rebounds in a home victory over USF ... totaled 13 points and six rebounds versus Seton Hall, yet left the game with a deep bone bruise in his knee ... saw his consecutive games started streak end at 108 when he did not play against St. John's ... after missing five games, returned to action against Marquette (3/6) and notched five points and two rebounds ... produced his 64th career double-double with 20 points and 10 boards versus Seton Hall in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... had 12 points against Pittsburgh in the conference quarterfinals ... netted 10 points versus West Virginia in the BIG EAST semifinals ... registered four points and seven rebounds against Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Championship.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09): Started all 34 games in which he played ... his 792 points ranked sixth all-time in school history for a single season ... averaged career-best totals with 23.3 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game ... led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots (31) ... paced the Irish in points 27 times and in rebounding on 30 occasions ... his 401 rebounds ranked sixth all-time in Irish history for a single season ... only player in NCAA Division I to rank among the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding ... ranked sixth nationally in rebounding and eighth in scoring ... registered 25 double-doubles ... scored 30+ points on six occasions ... his 454 points in BIG EAST play were the third-most for a single season and nine points shy of Donyell Marshall's (Connecticut) all-time mark ... his 231 rebounds in BIG EAST games ranks first all-time for a single season ... Associated Press Second Team All-American ... copped third-team All-America honors from Sporting News and fourth-team accolades from FOXSports.com ... selected to the 2008-09 U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District V team ... named to the 2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District V first team ... selected as one of 15 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy ... first team all-BIG EAST ... named as one of 30 midseason candidates for both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award ... Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP ... career-high 31 steals ranked second on the team ... dished out a career-best 70 assists ... missed the first two games of his career (Furman and South Dakota) with pneumonia ... registered fourth 30-plus point performance of his career and 26th career double-double when he scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in just 29 minutes against USC Upstate in the season opener ... scored 27 points and grabbed 17 boards (tied for second-highest rebounding total of his career) in win over Loyola Marymount ... named to the EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds ... finished with 14 points and five rebounds in first round win over Indiana and then followed that up with his third double-double of the season as he scored 29 points and grabbed 13 boards in win over Texas ... despite being ill the night before the championship game against top-ranked North Carolina, he finished with 13 points and seven rebounds ... returned to the Irish lineup against Ohio State and notched fourth double-double of the season with 25 points and 16 rebounds ... notched another double-double with 23 points and 15 boards against Boston University ... had 20 points and eight rebounds versus Delaware State ... began a stretch of 11 straight double-doubles with 23 points and 13 rebounds against Savannah State ... finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds at DePaul in the BIG EAST opener ... tallied 31 points and 11 boards in a win over nationally-ranked Georgetown ... reached the 30-point plateau for the third time on the season with 30 points against Seton Hall ... also had 16 rebounds against the Pirates ... recorded 28 points and 13 rebounds at Louisville ... seventh straight double-double came at Syracuse as he posted 25 points and 16 rebounds ... had 24 points and 15 rebounds against Connecticut ... scored 29 points and collected 17 rebounds versus Marquette ... compiled his 15th double-double of the campaign with 27 points and 11 rebounds at Pittsburgh ... his 11th straight double-double came at Cincinnati as he posted 28 points and 14 boards ... saw his 50-game double-figure scoring streak come to an end at UCLA as he deposited five points to go along with one rebound ... responded with 32 points, 17 rebounds and four assists in a triumph of nationally-ranked Louisville ... had 19 points and 11 rebounds against South Florida ... produced 26 points and 13 rebounds at West Virginia ... notched an 18-point effort to go along with eight rebounds against Providence ... recorded his 20th double-double of the season with 20 points and 15 rebounds versus Rutgers ... it also marked his 10th 15-plus rebound effort of the season ... scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Villanova ... finished with 31 points and 12 rebounds against St. John's ... scored seven points and hauled in 11 rebounds in a win over Rutgers during the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament ... had 27 points and eight rebounds against West Virginia in the second round of the conference tournament ... tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds versus UAB in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament ... compiled 26 points and 11 boards against New Mexico in the second round of the NIT ... reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time of the season with 30 points in a win over Kentucky in the NIT quarterfinals ... recorded his 25th double-double of the campaign with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Penn State in the semifinals of the NIT.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08): Second Team NCAA Consensus All-American ... became third player in Notre Dame history to be named BIG EAST Player of the Year ... First Team All-BIG EAST ... named to the John R. Wooden All-America Team and was a State Farm/NABC first team All-America selection ... averaged team-leading 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds ... one of just 10 players in the last decade to average 20 points and 10 rebounds ... second player in conference history to lead the conference in both scoring (23.3) and rebounding (11.3) in the same season ... averaged 14.0 points and 18.0 rebounds in two NCAA tournament games ... scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in win over No. 12 George Mason and then finished with 10 points and 22 rebounds in loss to No. 4 Washington State ... the 22 rebounds were the most in an NCAA game since Tim Duncan had 22 in a first round game in 1997 and second-most by an Irish player in an NCAA tournament contest ... his 672 points were the third most by a Notre Dame sophomore ... became the 48th player in school history to score 1,000 points ... netted double figures in 32 of 33 games, including the final 31 contests ... netted 20-plus points in 18 contests, including three 30-plus point performances ... registered 19 double-doubles ... recorded the first 40-point performance since Monty Williams scored 42 points against Valparaiso on November 28, 1993 when he netted 40 points in loss at Louisville ... his 40 points came on 16-28 shooting from the field, 3-4 from three-point range (first three-pointers of his career) and 5-7 performance from the free-throw line and were the most points ever by a Notre Dame player in a BIG EAST game ... also recorded his 17th double-double with 12 rebounds in the contest ... scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds against DePaul in second meeting as he was 11-18 from the field ... copped third BIG EAST Player of the Week honor following those two games in which he averaged 32.0 points and 10.5 rebounds, while shooting 58.7 percent from the field ... named to the all-tournament team at the Paradise Jam after averaging 17.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in three games ... selected as the BIG EAST Player of the Week for the first time in his career after averaging 21.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in wins over North Florida, West Virginia and Connecticut ... also was named BIG EAST Player of the Week when he averaged 30.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in Notre Dame's wins over Providence and DePaul ... earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on five occasions ... and grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 19 contests ... owned a career-best six consecutive games with double-doubles ... netted 30-plus points for the second time in his career when he scored a career-high 32 points (13-24 from the field) in loss at Connecticut in addition to matching his personal best with 16 boards ... registered first 30-point outing of his career when he scored 31 points (11-22 from the field) and grabbed 14 rebounds in overtime win against Providence ... followed that up with 29 points and 14 boards against DePaul as he was 10-22 from the field ... finished with 20 points and six rebounds in win over St. John's ...tallied 21 points and nine rebounds in season-finale versus South Florida ... registered fourth consecutive double-double when he scored 22 points an grabbed 13 boards in win Seton Hall ... matched his career-high with four assists and three steals ... had 18 points and 11 points against Marquette and connected on 10-13 shots from the field ... registered ninth double-double of the season in netting 25 points and grabbing 10 boards versus Villanova and was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the third time ...scored 24 of his game-high 25 points in win over Cincinnati in the second half... matched career high with 29 points and 14 rebounds against Marquette for his eighth double-double of the season ... finished 10-17 from the field and 9-11 from the line ... held to a BIG EAST season-low 10 points in win at Rutgers ... followed that up with 23 points and 12 rebounds against Pittsburgh ... scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Syracuse ... topped the 20-plus point mark for the fifth time when he scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds against North Florida ... posted career bests of 29 points and 16 rebounds in BIG EAST opener against West Virginia as he was 11-16 from the field ... recorded seventh double-double of the season with his 14 points and 10 boards in win over Connecticut ... finished with 13 points and five rebounds against Marquette in BIG EAST quarterfinal loss ... garnered BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll honors after averaging 23.5 points and 12.0 rebounds against Georgia Tech and Youngstown State ... also earned honor roll recognition following performances versus Kansas State and Northern Illinois as he averaged 16.5 points and 13.0 rebounds ... keyed Notre Dame's win over Kansas State with 19 points and a career-high 14 boards ... followed that up by scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against Northern Illinois ... registered third straight double for the first time in his career in win over as he netted 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds versus San Francisco ... netted 20-plus points for the third consecutive game (and the first time in his career) when he finished with a career-high 25 points as he hit 12-17 field goals in 27 minutes versus Youngstown State ... also registered his second straight double-double and finished with 13 rebounds, in addition to dishing off four assists ... produced back-to-back 22-point outings in losses to Baylor and Georgia Tech that matched his career best ... in addition to his 22 points against the Yellow Jackets, he also grabbed 11 rebounds to record his first double-double of the season ... connected on 8-19 shots from the field in the contest playing a career-high 35 minutes ... also blocked a career-high three shots ... was 9-14 from the field against Baylor in scoring 22 points as he also grabbed eight boards ... finished with eight points and five rebounds against Monmouth ... in the season opener against Long Island, he tallied 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off three assists ... netted 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Colgate ... scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Eastern Michigan ... finished with 13 points and eight boards versus Brown ... named recipient of Wendell Smith Award as MVP of first Notre Dame-DePaul game played during the season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07): Along with classmate Tory Jackson, was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... was a three-time BIG EAST rookie-of-the-week honoree ... played in all 32 contests and earned starts in final 16 games of the season ... finished as the fourth leading scorer (11.2 ppg.) and second-leading rebounder (6.2) ... reached double figures in 22 contests, finished with seven double-doubles and led the Irish in scoring on four occasions ... topped the 20-plus point mark for the third time when he scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal win over Syracuse ... finished with 11 points in BIG EAST Tournament semifinal loss to Georgetown ... had best outing of the season against Marquette as he scored a career-high 22 points (second time with 20-plus points) and matched his personal-best with 13 rebounds ... registered fourth double-double of the season to lead the Irish in both scoring and rebounding with a then career-high 21 points (first 20-plus outing of his career) and 13 rebounds (a game-high) in win over Syracuse ... earned first career start against Seton Hall ... Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week (week of Feb. 26) following performance against the Golden Eagles ... among the top 20 freshmen in the country ranked by SI.com, considered 10th on the list ... one of five Irish starters in double figures in win over DePaul as he netted 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds ... finished with 12 points and five rebounds in first career start in win over the Pirates and had 13 points playing a career-high 28 minutes against Villanova ... played 21 minutes and netted 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in BIG EAST opener against Louisville ... had 11 points and five rebounds in win over West Virginia ... also scored 11 points in win at Cincinnati and matched career-high with four assists ... earned first BIG EAST rookie-of-the-week honor on Nov. 20 after averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in first four games while shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line ... registered back-to-back then career-high 18-point outings against Lafayette and The Citadel ... outscored entire Citadel team in the first half when he scored 16 first-half points (Bulldogs finished with just 12 points in first 20-minute stanza) ... first freshman since Troy Murphy in 1998-99 to score in double figures in each of his first five games ... recorded first double-double by an Irish rookie since Torin Francis in 2002 when he scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Butler ... posted second double-double of his career in win over Elon as he finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench ... in first collegiate outing scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win over IPFW ... scored 10 points in 19 minutes off the bench against Lehigh ... just missed scoring in double figures in the sixth game of the season versus Winston-Salem St. as he finished with nine points in 18 minutes ... finished with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Army for his third double-double of the season ... followed that game up with 18 points (the third 18-point performance of his career) and 10 rebounds versus Rider as he connected on 8-12 shots from the field ... finished with 12 points and five rebounds against Stony Brook ... scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in 19 minutes in win over fourth-ranked Alabama scored a season-low four points against Maryland and finished with just five points and three rebounds against Georgetown ... scored a season-low one point and grabbed three rebounds in just 12 minutes against St. John's ... after starting the game, did not play in the second half ... scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Villanova ... scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in loss at South Florida ... netted five points and grabbed nine rebounds versus DePaul ... in BIG EAST regular-season finale at Rutgers, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Second Team NCAA Consensus All-American (2008 and 2010) ... First Team All-BIG EAST (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... BIG EAST Player of the Year (2008) ... John R Wooden All-America Team (2009 and 2008) ... Second Team Associated Press All-American (2009 and 2008) ... Third Team Associated Press All-American (2010) ... Dick Vitale All-America Team (2009) ... NABC District V First Team (2009) ... John R. Wooden Award Finalist (2009) ... Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (2009) ... EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team (2008) ... Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP Award (2009 and 2010) ... The Sporting News Third Team All-American (2009 and 2010) ... FoxSports.com Fourth Team All-American (2009) ... Basketball Times All-Mideast (2009) ... First Team State Farm/NABC All-American (2008) ... Third Team State Farm/NABC All-American (2009 and 2010) ... John R. Wooden All-America Team (2008) ... The Sporting News Second Team All-American (2008) ... Second Team United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-American (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... Second Team Basketball Times All-American (2008) ... CollegeInsider.com All-American (2008) ... Second Team Rivals.com All-American (2008) ... Second Team CollegeHoops.net All-American (2008) ... Second Team ESPN.com All-American (2008) ... Second Team SI.com All-American ... USBWA District V Player of the Year (2008) ... First Team USBWA District V (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... First Team NABC District 10 (2009 and 2008) ... Basketball Times All-Mideast (2010) ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (weeks of Jan. 7, 2008, Feb. 4, 2008, March 3, 2008, Jan. 12, 2009, Jan. 11, 2010 and Feb. 8, 2010) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (weeks of Nov. 26, 2007, Dec. 10, 2007, Jan. 26, 2008, Feb. 11, 2008, March 10, 2008, Nov. 24, 2008, Dec. 15, 2008, Jan. 5, 2009, Feb. 16, 2009, Mar. 8, 2009, Nov. 23, 2009, Dec. 21, 2009 and Jan. 4, 2010) ... Wendell Smith Award (2008) ... Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (2007) ... CBS Chevrolet Player of the Game vs. George Mason (March 20, 2008), CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Game vs. Washington State (March 22, 2008) ... Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (Jan. 12, 2010) ... Notre Dame Best Rebounder Award (2008) ... BIG EAST All-Rookie Team (2007) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (weeks of Nov. 20, 2006, Jan. 2, 2007 and Jan. 15, 2007) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (week of Feb. 26, 2007) ... Rivals.com National Rookie of the Week (week of Feb. 26, 2007) ... Outstanding Freshman Award (2007) ... four monograms.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of varsity team where he earned four letters and was coached by Mark Horvath ... helped Andrean to a 67-29 record during his four seasons ... led Fighting 59ers to two Lake Athletic Conference championships in 2005 and `06 and to three sectional crowns ... a two-time all-state and all-conference honoree ... finished his career with 1,527 career points for an 18.8 scoring average and 850 career rebounds (10.5 per game) ... played in 81 career games ... averaged 23.6 points and 12.8 rebounds in final scholastic season ... twice named Post Tribune Northwest Indiana Player of the Year, earning the honor in both `05 and `06 ... a two-time Indiana Associated Press all-state honoree ... also was two-time all-state selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association ... named as one of the Tremendous 26 by the Indiana High School Basketball Guide ... `05 The Times Northwest Indiana Player of the Year ... in addition to leading his team in scoring and rebounding as a senior, was Andrean's top scorer and rebounder during his junior season as he averaged 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds ... played in the Indiana All-Star Game following his senior season ... played in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game and helped lead Indiana to two wins in the series ... in first game at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky., led Hoosier All- Stars with 16 points and 14 rebounds in 90-74 victory and then followed that performance up with 12 points and nine rebounds in 94-66 in second contest that was played at Conseco Field House.
PERSONAL: Full name is Luke Cameron Harangody ... has an older brother Ty who played football at Indiana before injuries ended his career and graduated in 2009 ... his father Dave also was a tight end on the Hoosier football team and played in the 1979 Holiday Bowl ... son of Dave and Peg Harangody... born 1-2-88 in Decatur, Ill. ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters in May 2010 with degrees in American Studies and computer applications.
Harangody in the BIG EAST Conference