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Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati - Postgame Notes

Jan. 7, 2013

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
#17/16 Notre Dame 66, #21/20 Cincinnati 60
January 7, 2013
Fifth Third Arena o Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Notre Dame improved to 14-1 this season ... the Fighting Irish have a 12-game win streak, which matches the longest for Notre Dame under head coach Mike Brey ... the Irish also won 12 straight games during the 2006-07 season (Nov. 14-Jan. 3)
  • The Fighting Irish are off to a 2-0 start in BIG EAST play for the first time since the 2007-08 season
  • This season's 14-1 start is the best 15-game record for Notre Dame under head coach Mike Brey (13 seasons)
  • This was the 13th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Cincinnati ... the Irish lead the series 9-4, including a 6-3 edge as BIG EAST opponents ... tonight's victory snapped Notre Dame's three-game losing streak at Cincinnati
  • Notre Dame had five double-figure scorers (Grant 19, Martin 12, Cooley 11, Atkins 10, Connaughton 10) ... it is the fifth time this season the Irish have had at least five double-figure scorers in a game
  • The Fighting Irish were 9-for-16 (.563) from three-point range ... Notre Dame is 21-for-34 (.618) from beyond the arc in the last two games
  • Notre Dame was 24-for-48 (.500) from the field ... it signified the fifth straight game and the ninth time this season the Irish shot 50% or above from the floor
  • The Fighting Irish only had seven turnovers ... it is the fourth time this season (second straight) they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game
  • The Irish led 32-28 at halftime ... Notre Dame is 13-0 this season when leading at the intermission
  • 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 12-1 this season with that starting lineup and 23-5 over the past two campaigns ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 15 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 14 starts each
  • Notre Dame is 33-9 (.786) over its last 42 BIG EAST regular-season contests, including a 26-6 (.813) mark in the last 32 league games
  • A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 457
Eric Atkins (Jr./G)
  • Scored in double-figures (10) for the third straight game and for the 10th time this season ... has 38 career double-figure scoring efforts
Jack Cooley (Sr./F)
  • Scored in double-figures (11) for a team-best 14th time this season and for the 37th time in his career ... has reached double-figures in points in 10 straight games, which is a career-best streak and a team-best streak this season
Jerian Grant (Jr./G)
  • Scored a game-high 19 points ... has reached double-figures in points in each of the last four games and 12 times overall this season (38 times in career)
  • Was 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line
Scott Martin (GS/G)
  • Scored in double-figures (12) for the second straight game and for the sixth time this season ... has 56 double-digit scoring efforts during his career (43 at ND)
  • Was 4-for-7 from three-point range ... is 10-for-14 (.714) from beyond the arc in the last two games

 

 

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12:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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