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Irish Move On To Second Round of NCAAs With Victory Over Princeton

Notre Dame has won its first round game in the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons


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.


Replay: Fitting Finale for Irish Seniors

The Irish defeated Boston College 82-66 in their home finale on Wednesday Night.


Replay: Irish Do Just Enough

Notre Dame defeated Georgia Tech 64-60 Sunday night


Finding Bonzie

Colson leads the ACC with 16 double-doubles (nine in conference play) this season.


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


CBS Highlights: #6 Irish 76, #14 Stephen F. Austin 75 (NCAA Second Round)

Pflueger Tip Gives Notre Dame 76-75 Win Over Stephen F. Austin


CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener


Tough pass leads to a strong jam

Another Notre Dame no-look connection, this time Demetrius Jackson makes the beautiful pass in transition to V.J. Beachem for the powerful throw down


Notre Dame 71, West Virginia 83 (NCAA Second Round)

Photos from Notre Dame vs. West Virginia in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on 3/18/17.


Notre Dame 60, Princeton 58

Photos from No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament


NCAA Press Conference & Practice

Mike Brey and the Fighting Irish prepare for the NCAA tournament in Buffalo.


No.22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Duke

NCAA Basketball: No.22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Duke


Notre Dame vs. Florida State

ACC Tournament - March 10, 2017


  • 2017 All-ACC Honorable Mention
  • 2017 Wendy’s Wooden Award Watch List (Player of the Year)
  • 2017 Naismith Award Watch List (Player of the Year)
  • 2017 Julus Erving Award Watch List (top SF in the nation)
  • 2017 Notre Dame Captain Award
  • 2016 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Notre Dame Most Improved Player

SENIOR SEASON (2016-17):

  • Finished his career at Notre Dame ranked sixth in games played (132), eighth in three-point field goal attempts (582), 14th in blocked shots (78), 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.392) and 39th in scoring (1,215 points).
  • Scored a team-high 12 points in the second half at Louisville on 5-of-8 shooting and 2-of-4 from behind the arc, finishing with 17 points in the game. Also matched his season high with eight rebounds against the Cardinals.
  • Toughed through his recovery from a flu bug to play 31 minutes in the victory over Georgia Tech.
  • Posted 10th 20-point game of the season on his senior day against Boston College, shooting 8-of-17 from the field with four 3FGs and four rebounds.
  • Logged a team-high 27 points at NC State, shooting a career-beest 7-of-12 from three-point range, a Notre Dame indivdual game-high in ACC play.
  • Just missed his fourth consecutive game with 20 points, scoring 19 in the victory over Wake Forest with 5 3FGs and a career-high four blocked shots.
  • Scored a game-high 20 points at No. 12/10 North Carolina, shooting 6-for-12 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line.
  • Posted first back-to-back 20-point games against No. 21/21 Duke, leading the team with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
  • Led the Irish with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting at Georgia Tech, with his 10th point becoming the 1,000th of his career. Beachem is the 60th Irish player to score 1,000 or more points in a career.
  • Exploded for a career-high 30 points on 12-22 shooting against Syracuse, hitting 6-of-10 from three-point range and grabbing seven rebounds.
  • Scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half at No. 10/12 Florida State, shooting 4-of-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3FG range with four rebounds.
  • Led the Irish to victory over Clemson with a career-tying six 3FG for a team-high 22 points.
  • Shot 6-of-15 from the field for a game-high 18 points against Saint Peter’s.
  • Rebounded from two tough outings to pace the Irish with 20 points, his third 20-point performance of the season, on a career-high six three-point field goals in the victory over Colgate.
  • Had double-figure scoring game streak of 15 games (last six games of 2015-16, first nine games of 2016-17) snapped vs. #1 Villanova.
  • Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the win over Fort Wayne.
  • Logged another great second half in the victory over North Carolina A&T, scoring 16 points in the game’s final 20 minutes to post a game-high 19 points.
  • Posted 11 of his 16 points and three of his season-high four three pointers in the second half of the victory over Iowa.
  • Scored 17 points with a season-high seven rebounds vs. Colorado in the Legends Classic semifinal.
  • Hit 20 points for the second time in three games against Loyola Maryland, leading the team with 21 points and a career-high four steals.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):

  • Named to the 2016 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team after averaging 17.5 ppg and shooting .429 from three point range (12-28) in four NCAA tournament games. 
  • Scored a team-high 19 points and matched a career high with three steals in the NCAA third round victory over Wisconsin (3/25/16). Grabbed a key defensive rebound vs. Wisconsin with nine seconds left, then hit two clutch free throw shots to put the Irish up by three points.
  • Posted a team-high 18 points and shot 7-7 from the field (4-4 from three point range) in the come-from-behind victory over Michigan (3/18/16) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Made a handful of key plays down the stretch vs. the Wolverines; a three pointer with 6:12 remaining to tie the game at 56-56; a three pointer at 3:43 to break a 59-59 tie and give Notre Dame its first lead of the game; then a pull up jumper on ND's next possession to put the Irish up five.
  • Stepped up in the come-from-behind victory vs. Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals, scoring 19 points with four three pointers, two coming late in regulation and one in overtime. 
  • Posted double-figure scoring in six consecutive games from Jan. 23 - Feb. 08, 2016, including a career-high 22 points at Syracuse (1/28/16).
  • Declared his eligibility for the 2016 NBA Draft on April 12, 2016, taking advantage of new NCAA guidelines that allow a player to declare for the draft without signing with an agent and retain their respective NCAA eligibility.
  • Returned to the team officially for the 2016-17 season and ended his activity with the 2016 NBA Draft on May 2, 2016.


  • Averaged 16 minutes played per game early in the season before missing five consecutive games during the month of December -- Michigan State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's, Florida State and Purdue, with a plantar fascia injury.
  • Returned to the lineup on Dec. 22, 2014, and scored eight points vs. Northern Illinois. 
  • Tipped in game-tying offensive rebound at NC State (1/25/15) to push Notre Dame into overtime of an eventual 81-78 victory. 
  • Netted four points in seven minutes off the bench versus Butler (3/21/15) in the third round of the NCAA Championship.


  • Played in 27 games for the Irish during his rookie season. 
  • First start of his career (and only start his freshman season) came  in Notre Dame's 68-64 double-overtime victory over Clemson (2/11/14). 
  • Saw action in the final 22 games of the season.


  • First-team all-state selection by Indiana Boys Coaches Association (IBCA).
  • Four-year starter at New Haven High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Selected to Indiana Senior All-Star Team as a junior and senior, along with former Notre Dame teammate and current Boston Celtics guard Demetrius Jackson
  • Played in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game
  • 2013 Fort Wayne News Sentinel Player of the Year
  • Played AAU ball with the Eric Gordon All-Stars.


  • Full name is Victor Eric Beachem
  • Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • The only child of Victor and Berdonna Beachem 
  • Marketing major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

VJ Beachem Game-by-Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader


V.J. Beachem
V.J.  Beachem


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
New Haven

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200


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