Jan. 15, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Tonight was the 20th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Maryland and the first since a 78-71 Terrapin victory on Dec. 4, 2011, in Washington, D.C. ... the series is tied 10-10 ... the Fighting Irish are 2-2 against Maryland under head coach Mike Brey ... this was Notre Dame's first visit to College Park since Dec. 31, 1986 (a 63-50 Irish win) ... the Fighting Irish are 3-5 all-time at Maryland.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Demetrius Jackson (Fr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... this was Notre Dame's sixth different starting lineup this season ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 17 games this season ... Jackson has started 12 games, while it was the first career start for Vasturia.
With Demetrius Jackson and Steve Vasturia starting tonight's game, it marked the first time Notre Dame has started two true freshmen in the same contest since March 16, 2007, when rookies Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson were in the starting lineup in a 74-64 loss to Winthrop in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Notre Dame led 34-25 at halftime ... the Irish are 8-1 this season when leading at the intermission.
Maryland's largest lead of the contest was 11 points (66-55) with 2:21 remaining in the second half ... Notre Dame's largest lead of the game was 12 points (26-14) with 8:26 left in the first half.
Notre Dame committed a season-high 17 turnovers.
The Fighting Irish wore black uniforms for the first time this season ... Notre Dame is 13-15 all-time when wearing black, including a 3-2 mark last season.
This is Notre Dame's first three-game losing streak since the 2009-10 season (Seton Hall, St. John's, Louisville).
A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 494.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)