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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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November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS

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