Defending champs begin play Thursday at $1 million The Basketball Tournament (8 p.m. ET on ESPNU).
Notre Dame making first trip to Chapel Hill since 1993.
Notre Dame has three straight road games on its docket.
Fighting Irish host Tigers at 7 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.
Notre Dame aiming for second straight win
Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
UND.com recaps 'An Evening With Notre Dame Basketball' - the revamped end-of-year banquet for the team.
Watch the final edition of Inside Notre Dame Basketball for the 2011-12 season, recapping the BIG EAST tourney, looking ahead to the NCAA tourney and a feature on Tim Abromaitis.
Men's Basketball beat Providence 75 to 69 on March 2nd. It was also Senior Day and Adrian Dantley Night for the Irish.
Forward puts up a career-high 27 points and 17 rebounds in the win.
Jerian Grant scores a career-high 20 points for the Irish.
Tim Abromaitis scores 22 points with eight rebounds to lead the Irish in the CBE Classic semifinals.
The Irish defeat St.Xavier in an exhibition game 90-72 on November 1st
FIFTH-YEAR SEASON (2011-12): Had season cut short by an ACL injury and played in just two games ... Missed the first four games of the season against Mississippi Valley State, Detroit, Sam Houston State and Delaware State, but did play in the CBE Classic games against Missouri and Georgia ... Netted 22 points versus the Tigers in 38 minutes of action ... became the first player in BIG EAST Conference history to win the league's Scholar-Athlete award three times.
SENIOR SEASON (2010-11): Started all 34 games ... served as a team captain ... averaged 15.4 points and a career-high 6.1 rebounds per game ... both of those figures ranked second on the team ... posted 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in BIG EAST play ... earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors ... named the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season ... garnered the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence award for the second straight year ... named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team for the second consecutive season ... selected as the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award for the second year in a row ... two-time BIG EAST weekly honor roll selection (Nov. 29 and Dec. 27) ... tallied career-best numbers for assists (61), blocked shots (15) and steals (26) ... shot 42.9% (78-182) from three-point range ... reached double-figures in points in 29 of the team's 34 games ... scored 20-plus points 12 times, including one 30-plus point performance ... notched two double-doubles ... had 10 or more rebounds in three games ... led the Irish in scoring nine times and in rebounding 11 times ... registered first double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds versus Chicago State ... also dished out a career-high seven assists against Chicago State ... posted 25 points and six rebounds in a win over Georgia during the first round of the Old Spice Classic ... played a career-high 46 minutes versus Georgia ... hauled down 11 rebounds in a victory over California during the second round of the Old Spice Classic ... was named the Old Spice Classic MVP as he helped lead the Irish to a 3-0 record and the tournament title ... started a career-best 10-game double-figure scoring streak by tallying 21 points, in addition to hauling down eight rebounds, versus Gonzaga ... registered 21 points and 11 boards versus UMBC ... the 11 boards matched a career-high total ... became the 51st player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau when he did so against on Feb. 26 versus Seton Hall ... tallied a season-high 30 points in a 93-72 win over Villanova ... made nine of Notre Dame's school-record 20 three-pointers against Villanova ... the nine threes (on 13 attempts) tied a Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center record ... scored a team-high 21 points in a setback to Florida State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10): Had a breakout season for the Fighting Irish ... played in all 35 games and made 26 starts ... posted career-high totals in every major statistical category ... team's second-leading scorer with 564 points and 16.1 points per game ... grabbed 166 rebounds (4.7 rpg) and dished out 52 assists ... had 11 blocks and 17 steals ... his 18.2 points per game average in 18 BIG EAST games ranked sixth in the league ... shot 42.9% (81-189) from three-point range and 87.3% (117-134) from the free throw line ... both of those figures led the Fighting Irish ... led the Irish in scoring on seven occasions ... reached double figures in points in 28 of 35 games ... scored 20-plus points eight times, including two 30-plus point performances ... hauled in five or more rebounds in 16 games ... third on the team in minutes played (1104) ... averaged 31.5 minutes per game ... played 35-plus minutes in 16 contests ... ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American ... BIG EAST Honorable Mention Team ... BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence award recipient ... Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... Notre Dame Co-Most Improved Player Award ... BIG EAST weekly honor roll (Dec. 7 and Jan. 25) ... scored in double figures in the first seven games of the season ... started 26 of the final 27 games of the season ... opened the campaign with a 13-point performance against North Florida ... netted 17 points and grabbed five rebounds versus Saint Francis ... had 11 points and went 3-3 from three-point range against Long Beach State ... notched 12 points against Liberty and followed that up with a 14-point effort versus Kennesaw State ... had 13 points and five boards against Northwestern ... went 5-5 from the free throw line and tallied 12 points versus Saint Louis ... made his first career start against UCF and registered a career-high 31 points ... went 8-9 from the free throw line against the Knights ... hit his first 14 free throw attempts of the season before the miss against UCF ... named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his performance against the Knights ... connected on four of eight three-point attempts en route to 18 points versus IUPUI ... also went 4-8 from beyond the arc and tallied 23 points, in addition to five rebounds, against Loyola Marymount ... notched 17 points and five boards against UCLA ... had 15 points against Bucknell ... scored in double figures for the sixth straight game and for the 13th time out of the first 14 games of the season when he deposited 22 points against Providence in the BIG EAST opener ... went 5-8 from three-point range against the Friars in addition to hauling down seven rebounds ... started a career-best eight-game double-figure scoring streak with 10 points versus USF ... compiled 17 points and eight rebounds against West Virginia ... had a team-high 16 points, along with eight boards, against Cincinnati ... went 5-11 from three-point range and finished with 26 points versus Syracuse ... reached the 30-point plateau for the second time on the season when he netted a team-best 30 points and grabbed six rebounds against DePaul ... went 5-9 from three-point range against the Blue Demons to match his career-high total for threes in a game ... selected to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his accomplishments against DePaul ... recorded 16 points and five rebounds against Villanova ... notched his first career double-double with 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds at Rutgers ... went for 22 points against Cincinnati ... went a perfect 12-12 from the free throw line en route to scoring 18 points, along with grabbing a team-high eight rebounds, versus Seton Hall ... was 4-6 from beyond the three-point arc and finished with team-best totals in points (24) and rebounds (6) against St. John's ... tallied a team-best 29 points and five boards and played a career-high 45 minutes against Louisville ... led the team with 17 points, along with five rebounds, against Pittsburgh ... went for 19 points in a win at Georgetown ... scored 10 points versus Connecticut ... compiled a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds during the regular-season finale win at Marquette ... had nine points and six rebounds versus Seton Hall in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... tallied nine points and three boards against Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Championship.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09): Did not play in a game during the 2008-09 campaign.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08): Played in 12 games ... averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... came off the bench and played a career-high 13 minutes versus Northern Illinois and finished with a personal-best seven points ... came off the bench and played seven minutes against Brown and finished with two points and grabbed three rebounds ... played four minutes in the season opener against Long Island and scored his first collegiate points by hitting his only shot attempt ... scored three points and grabbed three rebounds in four minutes off the bench versus Monmouth ... played four minutes against Colgate and grabbed two rebounds ... scored two points against Marquette.
AWARDS AND HONORS : Capital One First Team Academic All-American (2011) ... ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American (2010) ... Third Team All-BIG EAST (2011) ... BIG EAST Honorable Mention Team (2010) ... BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012) ... BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award (2010 and 2011) ... Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award (2010, 2011 and 2012) ... Old Spice Classic MVP Award (2010) ... Notre Dame Co-Most Improved Player Award (2010) ... Capital One Academic All-District V First Team ... ESPN The Magazine District V All-Academic Team ... BIG EAST weekly honor roll (Dec. 7, 2009 and Jan. 25, 2010) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team (2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner at Farmington High School ... two-year starter on varsity team under head coach Duane Witter ... finished prep career as Farmington's all-time scoring leader ... averaged 24.1 points and 11.2 rebounds in his final scholastic season after averaging 25.7 points and 10.9 rebounds during his junior season ... a two-time first-team all-state selection by the Hartford Courant and New Haven Register ... ranked third in the state in scoring during the 2005-06 campaign ... named a captain of the team his senior season ... led his team to an 18-5 record and a second-place finish in the Northwest Conference ... received first-team Class LL all-state recognition from the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA)...set the school record for total points scored with 1,499 ... a McDonald's All-American nominee ... named Farmington High School Most Outstanding Male Athlete ... three-year starter for the AAU Connecticut Gold Under-17 Team ... led that squad to a 38-13 record while averaging 31.0 points a game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Timothy James Abromaitis ... youngest of two children...older brother Jason played basketball at Yale ... father James played basketball for the University of Connecticut and professionally for the New Jersey Nets ... son of Debra and James Abromaitis ... born 9-17-1989 in Waterbury, Conn. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2010 with a finance degree one full year ahead of schedule and earned an overall grade point average of 3.73 ... completed Notre Dame's intensified one-year MBA program in May 2011 and graduated with a 3.167 GPA.
Abromaitis in the BIG EAST Conference