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Notre Dame vs. St. John's - Postgame Notes

Jan. 15, 2013

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  • Notre Dame moved to 14-3 overall and 2-2 in BIG EAST play this season

  • Tonight was the 39th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and St. John's ... the Irish own a 20-19 edge in the series ... the Red Storm have won the last three games in the series ... Notre Dame has lost its last five games against St. John's inside Madison Square Garden ... the Irish are 56-47 all-time inside Madison Square Garden (5-8 vs. St. John's)

  • Junior point guard Eric Atkins scored a season-high 21 points ... he is the fifth Notre Dame player to score 20 or more points in a game this season (Jack Cooley, Jerian Grant, Scott Martin and Garrick Sherman are the others)

  • Notre Dame made a season-low one three-pointer (on nine attempts)

  • Notre Dame was 14-for-17 (82.4%) from the free throw line ... it was the third time this season (first in BIG EAST play) that the Irish shot 80% or above from the charity stripe

  • St. John's held a 36-32 rebound advantage ... the Irish are 2-3 this season when being outrebounded

  • Notre Dame trailed 32-31 at halftime ... the Irish are 1-2 this season when behind at the intermission

  • Notre Dame was 0-for-5 from three-point range in the first half ... it's just the third time the Irish have failed to make a three pointer in the first half of a BIG EAST game ... the other occurrences were on Jan. 7, 2004 (at West Virginia) and Jan. 12, 1999 (at Connecticut)

  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started today's contest ... the Irish are 12-3 this season with that starting lineup and 23-7 over the past two campaigns ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 17 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 16 starts each

  • A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the second half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 459

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

  • Scored a season-high 21 points ... his previous season high was 18, which came on Saturday versus Connecticut ... tonight was his fourth career game with 20 or more points ... has scored in double-figures in the last five games and 12 times overall this season ... the five-game double-figure scoring streak matches a career best that he achieved earlier this season ... has 40 career double-figure scoring efforts
  • Was 7-for-9 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line
  • Had a career-high six steals

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (10 points) for a team-best 16th time this season and for the 39th time in his career ... has reached double-figures in points in 12 straight games, which is a career-best streak and a team-best streak this season

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

  • Scored 14 points ... has reached double-figures in points in each of the last six games and 14 times overall this season (40 times in career)
  • Was 4-for-4 from the free throw line ... has made his last 16 free throw attempts

Tom Knight (Sr./F)

  • Scored a season-high six points



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