Jan. 8, 2014
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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
North Carolina State 77, Notre Dame 70
January 7, 2014
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind.
This was the eighth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and North Carolina State and the first since a 61-48 Wolfpack victory on Nov. 26, 2005, in Indianapolis ... the series is tied 4-4 ... this was North Carolina State's first visit to Notre Dame since Feb. 13, 1982.
Notre Dame fell to 9-3 at home this season ... this is the first time Notre Dame has lost three home games in a single season since the 2009-10 campaign ... the Irish had a 17-3 home record that season.
Notre Dame trailed 39-36 at halftime ... the Irish are 2-5 this season when trailing at the intermission.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Demetrius Jackson (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... it was the second straight game and the second time overall this season that quintet has started ... the Irish are 1-1 with this starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 15 games this season ... Jackson has started 10 games, while it was the second start for Auguste.
The Fighting Irish are 4-2 this season when wearing gold uniforms.
A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 492.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Scored in double-figures (14 points) for the fourth straight game and for the 11th time this season ... has reached double-figures 60 times during his career.
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Scored in double-figures (15 points) for the second straight game and the 12th time this season (35th time of his career).
Was 5-of-11 from three-point range ... the five treys matched a season-high total.
Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
Recorded his team-best fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds ... all four double-doubles have occurred in the last seven games.
The 18 rebounds were the most for the Irish since Jack Cooley had 18 versus Rutgers on Feb. 15, 2012.
Netted 20-plus points for the second time this season and the third time of his career.
The 21 points upped his career-best double-figure scoring streak to 12 games, which is the longest streak for the Irish this season ... has scored in double-figures in 13 games this season and 23 times in his career (22 at Notre Dame).