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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.



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