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    Jan. 5, 2013

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    • Notre Dame improved to 13-1 this season (11-0 at home) ... the Fighting Irish have an 11-game win streak ... it's the longest win streak for the Irish since they won 12 straight games during the 2006-07 season (Nov. 14-Jan. 3) ... that 12-game streak is the longest for the Irish under head coach Mike Brey
    • Notre Dame scored a season-high 93 points ... the previous high was 92 versus Chicago State ... today's 93 points were the most for the Irish since a 106-65 win over Sacred Heart on Dec. 19, 2011, and they were the most in a BIG EAST game since a 93-72 win over Villanova on Feb. 28, 2011
    • The Fighting Irish were 12-for-18 (.667) from three-point range ... the 12 treys tied (Chicago State) a season-high total for the Irish ... it marked the third time this season the Irish made 10 or more three-pointers in a game
    • The Irish were 11-for-14 from the free throw line ... the Irish are 43-for-51 (84.3%) from the line in the last three games
    • Notre Dame had 25 assists on its 35 made field goals ... the Irish have had 20 or more assists in each of the last four games and eight times overall this season
    • The Fighting Irish only had eight turnovers ... it is the third time this season they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game
    • The Irish led 44-36 at halftime ... Notre Dame is 12-0 this season when leading at the intermission
    • Notre Dame held a 37-30 rebound advantage ... the Irish are 12-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent
    • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started tonight's contest ... the Irish are 11-1 this season with that starting lineup and 22-5 over the past two campaigns ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 14 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 13 starts each
    • Notre Dame wore gold jerseys for the first time during the 2012-13 regular season
    • Notre Dame is 111-7 in its last 118 home games and 46-1 in the last 47 home contests ... the Irish have won 17 straight home games
    • The Fighting Irish improved to 12-6 all-time in BIG EAST openers, including a 9-4 mark under head coach Mike Brey ... Notre Dame has won seven straight BIG EAST openers
    • Notre Dame now is 19-8 all-time against Seton Hall ... the Irish have won 10 of the last 11 showdowns with the Pirates
    • Notre Dame is 32-9 (.780) over its last 41 BIG EAST regular-season contests, including a 25-6 (.806) mark in the last 31 league games
    • Notre Dame is 48-6 (.889) at home in BIG EAST play over the last seven seasons ... that is the best home winning percentage for any BIG EAST school in league play over that time period ... the Irish are 20-1 in their last 21 BIG EAST home contests
    • A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 456

    Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

    • Recorded his fourth double-double of the season (and career) with 17 points and 10 assists ... was 3-for-3 from three-point range ... had just two turnovers
    • Scored in double-figures for the second straight game and for the ninth time this season ... has 37 career double-figure scoring efforts
    • Dished out 10 or more assists in a game for the fifth time this season

    Cameron Biedscheid (Fr./F)

    • Was 2-for-2 from three-point range ... has made his last six three-point attempts

    Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

    • Notched his 10th double-double of the season (third straight) with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds
    • Has a double-double in seven of the last nine games ... 23 career double-doubles
    • Scored in double-figures for the 13th time this season and for the 36th time in his career ... has reached double-figures in points in nine straight games, which is a career-best streak and a team-best streak this season
    • Is 17-for-18 from the free throw line in the last three games ... had his streak of consecutive made free throw attempts end at 15

    Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

    • Scored in double-figures (13) for the third straight game and for the 11th time this season (37th time of his career)
    • Had eight assists

    Scott Martin (GS/G)

    • Scored a season-high and game-high 22 points ... it was his fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season and the 55th of his career (42nd at ND) ... it was his third career game with 20 or more points (all at ND)
    • Made a career-high six three-pointers (on seven attempts) ... his previous career-high was four on two occasions ... the six treys are the most for an Irish player since Pat Connaughton made seven last season at Villanova (Feb. 18, 2012)

     

     

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