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Replay: Unlikely Irish Rally Thwarts Hokies


Replay: Irish Survive Princeton

Notre Dame’s 60-58 triumph after Princeton’s Devin Cannady missed a three-pointer with three seconds to go suggested it didn’t come easily.


March Madness: Irish Logistics


Sunday Brunch: Irish Defense Dooms 'Cuse

The Irish posted 41 points in the opening half and 43 more after the break


Replay: Cards’ Ills in South Bend Continue


Highlights | @NDmbb vs. Virginia Tech, ACC Tournament: 2nd Round (2018)


Irish Access Extra | @NDMBB vs Virginia Tech ACC Tournament 2018

Get a look inside the locker room from Notre Dame's 71-65 victory in round two of the 2018 ACC Tournament.


Highlights | @NDmbb vs. Pittsburgh, ACC Tournament Rd. 1 (2018)

Highlights of Notre Dame's 67-64 win over Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2018 ACC Tournament.


Post Game Press Conference | @NDMBB vs Virginia Tech ACC Tournament 2018

Mike Brey and players spoke with the media following their second round win.


Irish Access Extra | @NDMBB vs Pittsburgh ACC Tournament 2018

Get a look inside the locker room from Notre Dame's 67-64 victory in the first round of the ACC Tournament.


Notre Dame @ Duke (USATSI)

Notre Dame @ Duke


Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech (USATSI)

Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech


ACC MBB Tournament: ND vs. Pittsburgh (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish opened the league tournament with a win over the Panthers.


Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh (USATSI)

Photos from Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh - Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018


Notre Dame vs. NC State (USATSI)

Photos from Notre Dame men's basketball vs. NC State - Saturday Feb. 3, 2018


  • 2017, 2018 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017-18, 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2016, 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Drew the assignment to defend opposing team’s best perimeter scorer.
  • Finished 10th in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (2.15).
  • Posted 14 points and nine rebounds in Notre Dame’s 21-point comeback against Virginia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.
  • Fought through lingering effects of his lower back injury to start and play 25 minutes at Wake Forest. His lone FG, a 3FGM at 5:48 in the second half, cut Wake Forest’s lead to one point during the deciding 11-0 Notre Dame run in the eventual come-from-behind victory.
  • Saw his 36 game streak of consecutive starts end against Miami (FL) on Feb. 19, due to his lower back (bruise) injury suffered at Boston College.
  • The Miami (FL) game was just the second game missed in his career due to injury (bruised ribs, Chicago State on Nov. 26, 2016).
  • LImted to 20 minutes at Boston College after taking a hard fall after being fouled on a drive to the basket.
  • Continued his outstanding all-around performance against Florida State, posting a career-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
  • Posted 13 points with six assists in the victory over Boston College.
  • Dished out a career-high seven assists at NC State.
  • Broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points vs. Virginia Tech, hitting a career-best four 3FGs.
  • Named team captain on January 3, 2018.
  • Fought through flu symptons in the loss at Georgia Tech to play 35 minutes, finishing with six assists but did not score for the first time in 2017-18 and first time since March 4, 2017 at Louisville.
  • Tipped in the game-winning basket at Syracuse, out-hustling the Orange defenders to run the length of the court and put back T.J. Gibbs’ miss for the game-deciding points with 2.3 seconds remaining.
  • Played all 40 minutes of the hard-fought victory at Syracuse, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds.
  • Scored a personal ACC-game high of 16 points, with four rebounds and four assists in the victory over NC State.
  • Filled up the stat sheet in impressive fashion in the ACC opener against Georgia Tech with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists (matching his career high).
  • Established a then-career-high for points in a game with 17 against Southeastern Louisiana, matching his career-best with three three-point field goals while also collecting five rebounds and three steals.
  • Posted 13 points and six rebounds in the victory over Dartmouth.
  • Scored all 10 of his points at Delaware in the second half, helping the Irish build on a halftime lead and eventually defeat the Blue Hens by 24 points.
  • Continued to flash his defensive prowess against St. Francis Brooklyn - matching his career high with four steals vs. the Terriers. Pflueger has now posted at least one steal in seven of Notre Dame’s eight games, including four multiple steal games. 
  • Scored 15 points at No. 3/3 Michigan State, shooting 6-of-7 from the floor, 3-of-4 from three-point range while adding two steals.
  • Earned first career double-double against Mount St. Mary’s, collecting 10 rebounds to go with 13 points, five assists and two steals.
  • Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and played a career-high 36 minutes in the season-opening victory at DePaul.


  • Key part of Notre Dame’s defensive efforts during the run to the ACC Championship game, grabbing 14 rebounds with four steals in the three tournament games.
  • Logged a career-high 35 minutes in the victory over Georgia Tech, scoring six points with four rebounds and three assists.
  • First start of the season - and second of career - came vs. Wake Forest, playing 26 minutes with three rebounds and a career-best matching three blocked shots.
  • Tipped a missed shot to V.J. Beachem with 0:28 remaining at Boston College, allowing Beachem to put the Irish ahead by four points from the free throw line in an eventual 84-76 win.  
  • Drive and dish to Bonzie Colson with 1:00 remaining broke a 70-70 tie in Notre Dame’s eventual 75-70 victory over Clemson.
  • Began the season with 11 consecutive games and 218 minutes without committing a turnover. The streak ended in the first half against Saint Peter’s.
  • Matched his career-high for three-point field goals in the victory over Fort Wayne, shooting 3-of-5 from three-point range for nine points, while also playing a season-high 26 minutes.
  • Posted season-highs for rebounds (five), assists (five) and blocks (three) in the victory over North Carolina A&T.
  • Returned to the lineup against Iowa and helped hold Hawkeyes’ leading scorer Peter Jok to 4-of-20 shooting and 15 points.
  • Did not play against Chicago State to rest bruised ribs suffered Nov. 18 vs. Loyola Maryland.
  • Filled up the stat sheet against vs. Loyola Maryland with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
  • Set career-highs for points (12) and field goals made (five) in the 92-49 victory over Seattle.


  • Tipped in the game-winning rebound with 1.5 seconds remaining vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/20/16) in Notre Dame’s 76-75 NCAA second round victory. It marked the lone field goal of the game for Pfleuger (1-2) in 14 minutes of action.  
  • Iced the first round NCAA victory over Michigan (3/18/16), converting two free throws with .5 seconds remaining to provide the seven-point winning margin, giving him four points scored in Notre Dame’s final two seconds of its first two NCAA tournament wins last season.
  • Stepped up both on defense and offense vs. NC State (3/11/16) with four steals and three three-point field goals on the way to nine points in 24 minutes.
  • Staked his bid for more playing time in 2015-16 with seven points, two blocks and two assists during Notre Dame’s 95-91 victory at Duke (1/16/16), playing a then season-high 23 minutes.
  • Earned first career start at Syracuse (1/28/16), playing 28 minutes and dishing out a career-best six assists.


  • 2014-15 Orange County Register Player of the Year after leading Mater Dei in scoring (17.0 pg), assists (3.4 pg) and steals (3.0 pg), and was second in rebounds (6.2 pg).
  • Led Mater Dei to the MaxPreps National Championship in 2013-14, serving as captain of the team that finished 35-0 to post the school’s first undefeated season.
  • 2015 Southern California Player of the Year.
  • Played in the 2015 Capital Classic All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. with Notre Dame classmate Matt Ryan.
  • Participated in the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Camp, Lebron James Skills Academy and the American Family Insurance High School dunk contest.


  • Full name is Charles Rex Pflueger.
  • Born in Mission Viejo, California.
  • Son of Russell and Rebecca Pflueger with older brother, Devon.
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.

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Rex Pflueger
Rex  Pflueger


Dana Point, CA

High School:
Mater Dei

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 209


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