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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

 

Feb. 8, 2014

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
North Carolina 73, Notre Dame 62
February 8, 2014
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.

• 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)
• Scored in double-figures (12 points) for the 18th time this season and the 67th time of his career ... has netted double-figures in nine of 11 ACC games.
• Dished out a team-high five assists.

Zach Auguste (So./F)
• Scored in double-figures (10 points) for the sixth time this season (third time in last four games) ... has eight career double-figure scoring efforts.
• Shot 5-of-7 from the field.

V.J. Beachem (Fr./F)
• Matched a career-high total with 10 points ... also scored 10 against Boston College last Saturday.

Austin Burgett (So./F)
• Returned to the court after missing the last four games due to a medical condition.

Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
• Had a game-high 10 rebounds ... it's the sixth time this season and the ninth time of his career that he's pulled down 10 or more rebounds in a game.
• Scored seven points.

Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
• Scored in double-figures (a team-high 17 points) for the second straight game and the 19th time this season (eighth time in ACC play) ... has 29 career double-figure scoring efforts (28 while at Notre Dame).

Steve Vasturia (Fr./G)
• Tied a career-high total of five rebounds.

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBS

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