Jan. 25, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
This was the second meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Wake Forest ... the Demon Deacons captured the first encounter, 71-61, during the title game of the 2000 Postseason NIT in New York City.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Demetrius Jackson (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started today's contest ... the Fighting Irish are 1-3 this season with this starting five ... Notre Dame has used three different starting lineups in the last four games ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 20 games this season ... Jackson has started the last 15 contests, while it was the fourth start of the season (and career) for Auguste.
The game featured five ties and seven lead changes ... Wake Forest's largest lead was nine points (25-16) and Notre Dame's was four points (4-0).
The 58 points were a season low for the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame trailed 25-21 at halftime ... the Irish are 2-8 this season when trailing at the intermission.
Notre Dame's 21 first-half points were the fewest in a half for the Irish since they netted 19 in the opening half against Pittsburgh last season (Feb. 18, 2013) ... Notre Dame won that game, 51-42.
All five of Notre Dame's ACC losses have been by eight points or fewer.
Notre Dame made a season-low two three-pointers (on 16 attempts) ... it was Notre Dame's lowest three-point total since the Irish netted one last season against Providence (Feb. 16, 2013).
The Irish held a 33-32 rebound edge, including 9-3 in offensive boards ... Notre Dame is 8-2 this season when outrebounding its opponent (both losses have been in the last two games).
Notre Dame matched a season-low total in turnovers with five (the Irish also had five turnovers against Cornell) ... it marked the 10th time this season (fourth in ACC play) that the Irish had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game.
The Fighting Irish held a 44-30 advantage in points in the paint.
Notre Dame is 0-4 this season when wearing blue uniforms.
A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 497.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Tom Knight (GS/F)
Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)