Fighting Irish had coach will be feted along with Alabama's Nick Saban and Indiana's Tom Crean.
Notre Dame making first trip to Chapel Hill since 1993.
Notre Dame has three straight road games on its docket.
AS A SENIOR: Veteran three-year starter in the Irish lineup will rank as one of the nation's top shooting guards this season...will serve as team captain this season along with classmates Jere Macura and Dan Miller...an experienced player who welcomes the leadership role he will have on the team...displays great confidence on the floor...a vocal team leader on the floor and in practices, he is widely respected by his teammates...a deadly outside shooter, he has been one of the leading three-point threats on the squad throughout his career...sharp-shooting guard heads into final campaign needing just 52 three-pointers to become the school's all-time career leader in that category...teams up with sophomore point guard Chris Thomas to comprise one of the top backcourt tandems in the country...aggressive big-game shooter is one of the team's most consistent players at both ends of the floor...one of the team's best rebounders and defenders...frequently is assigned to guard opponent's top perimeter player...has missed just one game because of injury during his career and has played in 99 of 100 contests, while earning 91 starts in those games...ranks as the veteran on the Irish squad in 2002-03.
AS A JUNIOR: Fourth-leading scorer on the team as he averaged 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds...scored in double figures in 12 of the last 13 games and in 24 games overall...netted 20 points in final four games of the season, while netting 20-plus points in six games overall...in final four games of the season (NCAA and BIG EAST tournament contests), averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds...in NCAA wins over Charlotte and Duke, led the Irish in scoring with a 20.0 scoring average, in addition to grabbing 9.0 rebounds per contest...against the 49ers, connected on eight-of-12 shots from the field and was four-of-five from three-point range...recorded his second double double of the season and third of his career in loss to Duke as he scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds...registered the first back-to-back 20-point performances of his career in BIG EAST tournament games versus St. John's and Connecticut...averaged 20.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in those two contests against the Red Storm and Huskies...scored 20 points against St. John's as he connected on six-of-10 shots from the field and was four-of-five from three-point range...also scored 20 points in loss to Connectucut as he was seven-of-15 from the field and four-of-seven from three-point range...returned to the Irish lineup against St. John's after missing the Miami game due to a sprained right foot suffered in the first half against West Virginia...came off the bench against the Red Storm which marked the first time in 65 games that he was not in the starting lineup and scored 19 points in 24 minutes as he connected on six-of-10 shots from the field and four-of-five from three-point range...owned most consecutive starts of any Irish player with 64 prior to that game...had 16 points in Notre Dame's win over Providence...connected on six-of-11 shots from the field against the Friars and was four-of-eight from three-point range...played only 12 minutes in the first half against West Virginia before the ankle injury...missed first career game against Miami (Fla.)...prior to the contest, had played in all 93 games during his collegiate career ... named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week after averaging 22.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in wins against Rutgers and Georgetown...tallied a career-high 30 points against the Hoyas and scored Notre Dame's final seven points in the fourth overtime session...also grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second career double double...became the 42nd player in Notre Dame basketball history to score 1,000 against Rutgers in first meeting between the two teams as he finished with 14 points...led the Irish with 18 points in loss to Syracuse, in addition to grabbing six rebounds in the contest...netted 15 points and six rebounds against Pittsburgh in second meeting between the two teams while playing 31 minutes...also had 15 points in loss to Rutgers after scoring 13 in the first half...scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and made three steals versus Georgetown...tallied a team-high 18 points against Kentucky as he connected on seven-of-11 field goals and four-of-seven from three-point range...scored 13 straight points for the Irish and 13 of its first 18 in the game...held scoreless against Indiana...had a game-high 15 points and a season-best nine rebounds in win at Pittsburgh in 34 minutes of action...tossed in 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Colgate...scored 18 points against Canisius and hit 11-of-12 from the free throw line (both career-highs)...is 61-of-155 (.394) from three-point range...earned all-tournament honors in Hawaii Pacific Thanksgiving Classic, averaging 16.7 points and hitting 12 three-pointers...shared team scoring honors with a season-high 20 points against Tennessee-Chattanooga, marking his fifth career outing with 20 or more points...was six-for-six from three-point range against the Mocs, marking a new career high and tying the school record for three-point percentage in a game...was the first player in Notre Dame history to connect on more than five three-point goals in a game without missing (David Rivers and Martin Ingelsby each went five-for-five)...scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds versus Alabama... led Irish with season-high eight rebounds in opener vs. New Hampshire...scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished off three assists in 35 minutes of action against West Virginia...hit four of Notre Dame's 10 three-pointers in the contest...in win at Seton Hall, scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished off four assists...ranks third all-time in three-point field goals made (202)...has scored 1,186 career points...toured England, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia with the NIT All-Stars in the summer of 2001.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 rebounds while starting all 30 games...recorded third 20-point outing of the season in first round NCAA tournament game vs. Xavier when he scored a game-high 21 points as he connected on a personal best nine-of-11 shots from the field (81.8 percent)...it marked the third time in his career in which he led the Irish in scoring...recorded his first career double-double when he scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in win over Boston College, while matching career-high of 39 minutes...scored in double figures in 22 of 30 games and has been in double figures in 37 games during his career...his 65 three-point field goals and .409 three-point field goal percentage led the team...also led the team in free-thow percentage (.836)...his 65 three-point field goals marked the fourth-highest single-season total in school history and his .836 free-throw percentage also was the foruth-best in school history...was one of just two players (also Martin Ingelsby) who started all 30 games this season...led the Irish in scoring for the second time in his career when he scored a game-high 20 points in win at Rutgers...was seven-of-nine from the field in the contest...led team in rebounding for first time in his career when he grabbed nine boards vs. Georgetown...has started 60 of 67 contests in his career...scored 19 points against Virginia Tech and also grabbed five rebounds while shooting seven-of-10 from the field...matched then-career-high with nine rebounds against Seton Hall in addition to scoring 13 points...netted 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and made a career-high four steals in Notre Dame's win over Long Island...in win over Canisius, he scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and tied his career-high with nine assists ...matched career high with nine assists vs. Canisius...scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds against Tennessee Tech, while shooting six-of-nine from the field in the game and was four-of-five from three-point range ...tied his career-high with 22 points on eight-for-10 shooting from the field (tied career-high with five-of-six from three-point range) against Loyola and also dished off a personal-best nine assists...in the season opener against Sacred Heart, he scored 17 points, hitting five-of-eight from the field and five-of-five from the free throw line...set career-high with nine rebounds against Vanderbilt in addition to seven assists in the victory.
AS A FRESHMAN: Third-leading scorer as a freshman as he averaged 9.8 points per game...reached double figures in 18 contests, including 16 games as a starter and in eight BIG EAST regular-season games...finished second on the team in three-point field goals made with 64, while his 183 were the most by any Irish player...his 64 three-point field goals ranks as fourth most in school single-season history, while his 183 attempts are third most on Irish charts...ranked 13th in the BIG EAST in scoring and 15th in three-point field goals made...scored 11 points in first round NIT win over Michigan - all in the second half...had 13 points in second round win over Xaiver, including an eight-for-nine performance from the free-throw line and six for six down the stretch...scored 16 points, including four three-point field goals, in regular season finale vs. Georgetown...had 13 of those points in the first half...had a career-high six rebounds vs. Providence...scored a career-high 22 points vs. VMI, including three three-point field goals...led Notre Dame in scoring with 17 points vs. Villanova and tied a career-high with five rebounds...tied for the Irish scoring lead with 17 points in win over West Virginia, 15 in the second half...after going scoreless in the first half, scored 10 points in second half in win over Connecticut...had a career-high seven assists vs. Rider...had a then career-high 18 points against Vanderbilt, including two three-point field goals...came off the bench in the first six games of the season to see action..scored 16 points vs. Siena, including a two-for-two performance from three-point field goal range...scored 11 points, including three three-point field goals vs. Maryland...had a career-high five rebounds vs. Indiana.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was a member of the United States Junior National Team during the summers of '98 and '99...helped that team to the silver medal at the FIBA World Championship in the summer of '99...the only player in the history of Pennsylvania high school basketball to win Associated Press player-of-the-year honors twice...scored 2,667 career points in high school while trailing only Kobe Bryant among the career scoring leaders in southeastern Pennsylvania...finished his career in 13th place in scoring in state history...played for head coach Walt Ostrowski at Hatboro-Horsham High School...named Philadelphia Inquirer all-area player of the year as a senior...averaged 26.5 points per game as a senior along with 7.3 rebounds and four assists...also had 821 career rebounds and 412 assists...after his senior year, played in the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic, scoring 19 points, and the Capital Classic...as a junior, averaged 23.6 points per game as team went 27-5 and reached the state tournament quarterfinals in Class 4A, the state's largest classification...added 8.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists...in sophomore year, averaged 26 points per game and averaged 19 points per game as a freshman...saw action in seven of the eight games the United States team played in summer of '99 at the FIBA Junior World Championships in Portugal...scored 16 points combined with three rebounds and four steals in the event...scored eight points in opening-round win over China...had been a member of the United States Junior National Team in the summers of '98 and '99...that team won the silver medal at the FIBA World Championship in the summer of '99...the only player in the history of Pennsylvania high school basketball to win Associated Press player-of-the-year honors twice...scored 2,667 career points in high school, trailing only Kobe Bryant among the career scoring leaders in southeastern Pennsylvania...finished his career in 13th place in scoring in state history...his grandfather coached basketball at Pittsburgh's North Catholic High School and is the winningest coach in Pennsylvania history...father John played football at Penn State and uncle Tom Carroll played professional baseball...involved in Students Against Drunk Driving and Future Business Leaders of America in high school...member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for 2000-01 and 2001-02 school years...oldest of three children...brother Pat is a sophomore on the St. Joseph's men's basketball team...full name is Matthew Carroll...born Aug. 28, 1980...enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.