Jack Cooley and Tom Knight each post 14 points for the Irish, who finish at 25-10.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14): Has played major minutes for the Irish beginning in his freshman season ... has competed in 69 games, including 53 starts ... 549 points (8.0 ppg.), 314 rebounds (4.6 rpg.) and 105 assists (1.5 apg.) ... is 99-274 (.361) from three-point range ... tough, hard-nosed competitor ... versatile scorer with a strong offensive game, but can also contribute as a rebounder ... sees the court well and can effectively distribute the ball ... has a great feel for the game and is unselfish player ... also a standout pitcher on the Irish baseball team.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13): A starter in every game ... notched 310 points (8.9 ppg.), 164 rebounds (4.7 rpg.) and 75 assists (2.1 apg.) ... also had 16 steals and 12 blocked shots ... made a team-high 58 three-pointers ... shot 44.5% from the field, including 37.7% from long-range ... was 34-48 (.708) from the free throw line ... played the third-most minutes on the team (1,123/32.1 mpg.) ... led the Irish in scoring three times ... was named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team ... earned the Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year Award ... averaged 7.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... scored in double-figures 14 times during the season ... his first double-digit effort came in the second game of the campaign when he poured in 13 points in an 84-57 win over Monmouth ... scored 11 points in 41 minutes of play in a 79-70 overtime setback to Saint Joseph's during the semifinals of the CVC Classic ... went for 10 points in a 92-64 victory over Chicago State ... tallied 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in an 81-68 besting of Purdue at the Crossroads Classic ... in the following game, he was 7-9 from the floor en route to 18 points in addition to notching six rebounds and five assists in a 74-62 win over IPFW ... reached double-figures for a third straight game with 12 points on 5-7 shooting in an 85-57 victory over Kennesaw State ... hauled in nine boards versus Niagara, an 89-67 win ... recorded 10 points an six rebounds in a 66-60 triumph at Cincinnati ... was 6-8 from the floor, including 4-6 from three-point range, and finished with 17 points and five boards in a 69-66 besting of Rutgers ... scored 12 points in the 63-47 loss to Georgetown ... also had 12 points in the following contest, a 73-65 win at USF ... played a career-high 56 minutes and tallied 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in the epic 104-101 five-overtime victory over eventual national champion Louisville ... also had a career-best seven assists against the Cardinals ... had 13 points and seven rebounds in a 73-57 loss at Louisville ... deposited a season-high 21 points in a 69-61 win over Rutgers in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... was 7-10 from the field, including 6-8 from beyond the arc, against the Scarlet Knights ... the six treys were a season-best total that he also achieved the following night in an 18-point performance in a 73-65 triumph over Marquette in the league quarterfinals ... was 6-10 from three-point range versus the Golden Eagles ... totaled nine points and eight rebounds in the 69-57 setback to Louisville in the BIG EAST semifinals.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): One of three Fighting Irish players to appear in all 34 games ... started 18 contests ... posted averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... notched 30 assists, 17 steals and five blocked shots ... averaged 24.1 minutes per game ... shot 41-120 (.342) from three-point range ... scored in double-figures nine times, including three 20-plus point efforts ... registered one double-double ... led the Fighting Irish in scoring four times and three times apiece in rebounds and blocked shots ... averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... started 12 of the team's 18 BIG EAST regular-season contests ... tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in just his second career game, a 59-53 win over Detroit ... netted a season-high 24 points against Sam Houston State in the third game of the season ... went 6-for-10 from beyond the three-point arc in the 74-41 win over Sam Houston State ... the 24 points were the most for an Irish freshman since Torin Francis had 25 during the 2002-03 season ... earned his first career start in the following game, a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... scored 11 points against Georgia in the Progressive CBE Classic ... had 11 points at Gonzaga ... his first BIG EAST start came in the 67-58 upset of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards in a 76-59 triumph of Marquette ... was named the BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Golden Eagles ... posted 10 points and five rebounds in a 71-53 win over Rutgers ... scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 74-70 comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... was 7-for-12 from three-point range against Villanova ... had 12 points and six rebounds in a 57-53 besting of USF ... tallied 10 points versus Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
BASEBALL: Has appeared in 22 games, including 20 starts on the mound, and boasts an 8-6 career record with a 2.43 earned-run average (ERA) ... went 4-2 during his sophomore season and posted a 1.71 ERA ... has logged 92.2 innings and has notched 69 strikeouts ... rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 overall prospect in the BIG EAST entering the 2013 season ... rated by Perfect Game as the No. 38 sophomore prospect ... his 1.89 career ERA in BIG EAST play ranks seventh in league history.
AWARDS AND HONORS: BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team (2013) ... Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year (2013) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Feb. 6, 2012) ... BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2011-12).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at St. John's Prep, where he is the all-time leading scorer (1,713 points) ... played under the guidance of head coach Sean Connolly ... averaged 23 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists during his high school career ... team captured the state title during his senior season ... 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts ... 2011 ESPN Mr. Basketball for Massachusetts ... ranked 73rd nationally by Scout.com and 100th by ESPNU ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference pick, including being named the conference's MVP as a junior and senior ... three-time team captain ... copped team MVP honors during his final three seasons ... two-time conference champion ... squad posted a 46-4 record during his junior and senior seasons ... helped lead his team to a 3-0 record at the 2010 AAU National Showcase in Orlando, Fla. ... averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds per game at the 2010 AAU Nationals ... selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in the 50th round ... consistently hits 90-plus mph on the radar gun ... earned all-state honors in baseball during his senior season in addition to being a three-time all-conference performer ... MVP of the 2010 Massachusetts state baseball tournament (North Division) ... as a senior, posted an 11-2 record with a 1.75 earned-run average and 160 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched ... also played third base ... batted .400 with a .750 slugging percentage as a senior ... lettered in football as a quarterback during his freshman and sophomore seasons.
PERSONAL: Full name is Patrick Bergin Connaughton ... born in Arlington, Mass. ... son of Leonard and Susan Connaughton ... father played football at Framingham State College ... uncle, Richard, played baseball at Springfield College ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... a member of Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... graduated from same high school as Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as management consulting major.