Feb. 8, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
This was the 21st meeting all-time between Notre Dame and North Carolina and the first since a 102-87 Tar Heel victory during the title game of the 2008 Maui Invitational ... North Carolina leads the series 17-4, including four straight wins ... this was the first meeting at Notre Dame since the 1993-94 season ... the Irish are 1-4 at home against the Tar Heels ... Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is 0-2 all-time against North Carolina.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started today's contest ... it was the fourth straight game and fourth time overall this season that the Irish have used this starting lineup ... Notre Dame is 1-3 when this lineup starts ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 24 games this season ... it was the eighth start of the season for Auguste and the fifth for Vasturia.
The Fighting Irish are 11-5 at home this season ... it's the first time Notre Dame has had five home losses in a season since the 2005-06 campaign (12-5).
Notre Dame trailed 27-23 at halftime ... the Irish are 3-11 this season when trailing at the intermission.
Notre Dame is 8-3 this season when wearing white uniforms.
A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 501.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Zach Auguste (So./F)
V.J. Beachem (Fr./F)
Austin Burgett (So./F)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
Steve Vasturia (Fr./G)