Men's Basketball

@NDmbb
Postgame Notes

Feb. 4, 2012

Recap |  Box Score |  Quotes |  ND Gallery  |  AP Gallery 


• Today was the 116th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Marquette. The Irish lead the series 80-36. Notre Dame is 5-6 against Marquette since the Golden Eagles joined the BIG EAST in 2005. This is Notre Dame's first two-game win streak over the Golden Eagles since they joined the BIG EAST.
• Notre Dame matched a season-high total with 11 made three-pointers. That marked the fourth time this season - and first in BIG EAST play - that the Irish made 10 or more treys in a game. The Irish are 4-0 in those contests.
Eric Atkins (So./G), Pat Connaughton (Fr./G), Jack Cooley (Jr./F), Jerian Grant (So./G) and Scott Martin (Sr./G) started today's contest. It was the fourth straight game - and fourth time overall this season - that quintet has started. The Irish are 4-0 with that starting lineup. No Notre Dame player has started every game. Grant and Martin both have a team-high 22 starts this season.
• Notre Dame's current four-game win streak matches its longest of the season. The Irish opened the 2011-12 campaign with four straight victories.
• Today's loss snapped Marquette's seven-game win streak.
• The Irish had 22 assists on their 28 made field goals. The 22 assists were the most for the Irish in a BIG EAST game this season.
• The Fighting Irish led 30-26 at halftime. Notre Dame is 11-1 this season when leading at the intermission.
• The Irish held a 35-33 rebound advantage. Notre Dame is 10-0 this season when out-rebounding its opponent.
Pat Connaughton's 23 points were the most for a Notre Dame player in a BIG EAST game this season. The previous high was Alex Dragicevich's 22 points versus Pittsburgh in the league opener. Connaughton's five made three-pointers were the most for any Irish player in a BIG EAST game this season. The previous high was four on two occasions.
Pat Connaughton became the first Notre Dame true freshman to record a double-double since Luke Harangody's on March 8, 2007 versus Syracuse in the BIG EAST Tournament.
• Notre Dame is 5-4 against ranked opponents this season. The five wins over AP top-25 teams are tied for the most in the country this season. Ohio State also has five.
• Notre Dame is 12-1 at home, 3-3 in true road games and 0-4 in neutral site contests this season.
• The Irish are 31-1 in their last 32 home games.
• An Eric Atkins three-pointer early in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 431.

Eric Atkins (So./G)

• Scored in double-figures (18 points) for the 15th time this season (seventh time in BIG EAST play)

Pat Connaughton (Fr./G-F)

• Posted his first career double-double with 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds
• Scored in double-figures for the fifth time overall this season and for the first time in BIG EAST play ... prior to today, his last double-digit effort came on Nov. 30 at Gonzaga (11 points)
• Today was his second 20-plus point game of the season ... he tallied 24 versus Sam Houston State (Nov. 16)
• Dished out a career-high tying three assists
• Blocked a career-high two shots
• Led the team in points and rebounds for the second time this season

Jerian Grant (So./G)

• Scored in double-figures (12 points) for a team-best 18th time this season (eight times in BIG EAST play)
• Had a game-high eight assists

Scott Martin (Sr./G)

• Scored in double-figures (11 points) for the seventh time in the last eight games and for the 12th time overall this season (seventh time in BIG EAST play)

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

January 12
W, 67-62
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)
RECAP

WatchND
ESPN

Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

January 14
W, 76-71
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
RECAP

WatchND
ACC Network

Box ScoreGet Acrobat Reader

January 18
L, 83-80
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)
RECAP

WatchND
ACC Network

Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBS
WatchND
March 7
TBA
ACC Tournament
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
March 16
TBA
NCAA Tournament
TBA

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats