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Postgame Notes

 

Feb. 7, 2004

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  • Notre Dame had won the five previous Joyce Center meetings vs. Pittsburgh, dating back to a 72-61 win for the Panthers on Jan. 6, 1998.

  • Sophomore F Torin Francis was limited to playing the first nine minutes of the game before sitting out due to back spasms (he totaled 4 points and 2 rebounds).

  • Despite the loss, Notre Dame now has held 11 opponents under 70 points this season (the previous two opponents had averaged 78.5).

  • Junior G Chris Thomas has started all 86 games of his Notre Dame career and passed John Paxson (85; '79-'83) for the second-longest streak of consecutive starts in Irish history...Pat Garrity started all 111 games of his ND career, from 1994-98...Thomas also tied Paxson for 12th on the ND list of total games started (next up are Martin Ingelsby and Tim Kempton, with 90 each).

  • Thomas (23) has scored 20-plus points in five of the last 10 games...it marked his 34th career game with 20-plus points (ninth of 2003-04) and was his 72nd career game with double-digit points.

  • Thomas pushed his career scoring total to 1,494 points, passing Elmer Bennett (1,488; '88-'92) into 13th place on the ND career scoring charts...next up on that list is another member of the '91-'92 senior class, LaPhonso Ellis (1,505)...Thomas now ranks as the No. 4-scoring guard in ND history, behind Austin Carr, David Rivers and Matt Carroll.

  • Thomas had one assist to creep closer to the Notre Dame career record, with 585 (David Rivers had 586 assists, from 1984-88).

  • Notre Dame (13 assists/10 turnovers) has totaled more assists than turnovers in four of the last six games and in 11 total games this season.

  • Senior G Torrian Jones (12) has posted double-digit points in three of the last five games and now has eight double-digit scoring games in the 2003-04 season (he scored 10-plus points just five times in his first three seasons with the Irish).
     

     

  • Sophomore G Chris Quinn has scored double-digits in 12 of the previous 13 games but was held to just three points (all on free throws)...Quinn did continue his season-long run of low turnovers, turning the ball over just once in 36 minutes of action (better than his season average of 32 minutes per turnover).

  • The Irish now have made a three-point basket in 166 consecutive games, dating back to a game with no three-pointers vs. Connecticut in Hartford on Jan. 12, 1999.

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