The men's basketball team and staff gathered together with family and fans in the Purcell Pavilion on April 13th.
AP Photos: Notre Dame vs. Florida State
Irish prepare to take on Florida State in Chicago.
Ben Hansbrough scored 15 points and Tim Abromaitis added 14
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SENIOR SEASON (2010-11): Possesses versatility that is complementary to Notre Dame's style of play ... a high-energy player who is one of Notre Dame's top rebounders and defenders ... will be a player the Irish look to in the post ... an uncanny passer for a player with his size ... has a great feel for the game ... handles the ball well in the open court ... has played in 84 career games, including 36 starts ... for his career, has 388 points (4.6 ppg), 324 rebounds (3.9 rpg) 87 assists, 41 steals and 23 blocked shots ... has shot 52.9% (139-263) from the field during his career ... guards well down in the low post and knows how to screen for his teammates ... in most games, will rely on his offensive and defensive rebounding skills ... needs to concentrate on being an aggressive rebounder.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10): Started all 35 games ... registered career-high totals in every major statistical category ... tallied 272 points (7.8 ppg) and 183 rebounds (5.2 rpg) ... was the team's second-leading rebounder ... grabbed six-plus rebounds on 17 occasions ... team-high field goal percentage of 54.2% (96-177) ... registered 59 assists, 24 steals and 16 blocked shots ... received Notre Dame's Best Defensive Player Award ... scored in double figures 13 times and notched one double-double ... averaged 26.4 minutes per game ... led the team in rebounding four times ... went 5-6 from the field and finished with 11 points against Saint Francis ... had 12 points versus Liberty ... grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and scored six points against Saint Louis ... scored seven points in back-to-back wins over Idaho State and UCF ... had eight points and five boards against IUPUI ... tallied 13 points and nine rebounds versus Loyola Marymount ... compiled 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a win over UCLA ... had five points and seven boards against Bucknell ... registered eight points and eight rebounds in the BIG EAST opener versus Providence ... notched 11 points and eight rebounds at Connecticut ... netted another 11 points, in addition to a team-high seven boards, at USF ... reached double figures for the third straight game with 13 points and hauled down six rebounds against West Virginia ... notched his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against DePaul ... followed that with a 12-point, six-rebound performance against Villanova ... grabbed eight rebounds and scored five points against USF ... scored 13 points and had six rebounds versus Seton Hall ... scored a career-high 16 points at St. John's ... recorded 13 points and seven rebounds against Pittsburgh ... made a career-high seven free throws (on eight attempts) versus the Panthers ... eight points and six rebounds in a win at Georgetown ... scored 13 points and hauled down nine boards in a regular-season finale win at Marquette ... tallied seven points and five rebounds against Seton Hall in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... had eight points and a team-best six boards versus Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09): Played in 34 games and made one start ...earned first career start against Villanova ... missed only the Seton Hall and Cincinnati contests ... averaged 3.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest ... grabbed five or more rebounds on 11 occasions ... led the Fighting Irish in rebounding twice ... played 10-plus minutes in 22 games ... ... reached double figures for the first time in his career when he scored 10 points against Delaware State ... followed that contest up with a nine-point performance against Savannah State as he connected on all three shots from the field ... also grabbed five rebounds in both of those contests ... had one of the best all-around performances of his career as he finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three steals against South Dakota ... played 11 minutes coming off the bench in the season opener versus USC Upstate and grabbed six rebounds ... scored six points and grabbed three rebounds against Furman ... dished off two assists in the Furman, South Dakota and St. John's games ... scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds in just two minutes of action versus Connecticut ... scored four points and grabbed two rebounds against UCLA ... played 14 minutes and finished with six rebounds against Louisville ... followed that game up by playing 10 minutes and scoring eight points and grabbing three boards versus USF ... hauled in four rebounds against West Virginia ... played 12 minutes and scored eights points and finished with two rebounds against Providence ... went 3-3 from the field en route to scoring seven points in eight minutes of action against Rutgers ... finished with four points and nine rebounds at Connecticut ... played a career-high 25 minutes and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against Villanova ... hauled in four rebounds against St. John's ... tallied nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes of action in win over Rutgers during the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament ... collected seven boards against West Virginia in second round of conference tournament ... came off the bench and played 23 minutes and notched six points along with nine rebounds in win over UAB during the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ... scored three points and grabbed two rebounds against New Mexico in the second round of the NIT ... finished with two points and seven rebounds in triumph of Kentucky during the quarterfinals of the NIT ... hauled in seven boards versus Penn State in the NIT semifinals.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08): Played in 15 games during his rookie season ... averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds ... came off the bench and played a season-high 18 minutes against Northern Illinois while finishing with a career-high six points, in addition to grabbing five rebounds ... played four minutes in season opener versus Long Island and finished with two points and six rebounds ... grabbed three boards and played a season-high 11 minutes versus Colgate ... played six minutes against Brown and scored two points and grabbed four rebounds.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Notre Dame Best Defensive Player Award (2010) ... Notre Dame Most Improved Player Award (2009).
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of his varsity team under the coaching of Jeff Weiss ... earned All-Long Island first-team honors as a junior and a senior ... was the only junior named to the squad in 2005 ... helped lead his team to three consecutive regional championships during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns ... averaged 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 blocks during his senior season with Lawrence Woodmere Academy ... as a junior, he averaged 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 blocked shots...named Independent Private Parochial School Athletic League (IPPSAL) Conference Player of the Year in his final two seasons ... garnered first-team all-Tri-State from MSG Network ... was selected as the New York State and Long Island Player of the Year in 2006 ... three-time all-Long Island selection ... a member of the NYHoops.com all-state, first-team ... named Long Island Basketball.com Player of the Year ... played in the Michael Jordan All- American Classic at Madison Square Garden as he led his team to the victory with 15 points and eight rebounds ... also played in the Metro Classic and Wheel Chair Classic All-Star contests ... was a McDonald's All-American nominee ... played for the Long Island Lightening AAU team ... had his number 31 retired from Lawrence Woodmere Academy ... played the 2006-07 season at Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep School...led his team to a 23-5 record for the season...scored 381 points (13.6 ppg.), grabbed 240 rebounds (8.6 rpg.), dished out 131 assists (4.7 apg.), made 22 steals and blocked 10 shots ... named MVP of team and set school record with four-triple doubles ... had best game of season versus New Hampton when he scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds ... named Boys Club Championship MVP by scoring 20 points, getting 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tyrone Sidney Nash ... the only child of Sidney T. Nash and Cynthia Turner ... born 9-24-1988 in Queens, N.Y. ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters and majored in sociology and computer applications in 2011.
Nash in the BIG EAST Conference