Men's Basketball



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.


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

2016-17 OUTLOOK:

“It starts with with leadership with V.J. We need him to be a voice. One thing I loved in the NCAA tournament was that he talked more in huddles than he did in the regular season. Of course he was playing very well and was confident. We need him to be an aggressive scorer for us. He needs to hunt his stuff. We need to help him get open and our big guys have started to train over the summer to be great screeners for him.”
 - Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey


2016 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team

2016 Notre Dame Most Improved Player

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.

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V.J. Beachem
V.J.  Beachem


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
New Haven

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 201


Event Calendar


March 18
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West Virginia
Buffalo, N.Y. (KeyBank Center)

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