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Feb. 10, 2013

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#25/RV Notre Dame 104, #11/12 Louisville 101 (5OT)
February 9, 2013
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.

• This was the first five-overtime game in Notre Dame history ... the previous longest-game was a quadruple-overtime contest on Feb. 9, 2002, at Georgetown (ND 116, Georgetown 111)

• This was the first BIG EAST regular-season contest to go five overtimes

• Five of the last six meetings between Notre Dame and Louisville have gone to overtime (two double-overtime contests and one five-overtime game) ... the Irish are 3-2 in those contests ... in fact, six of the last eight encounters between the Irish and Cardinals have gone to overtime ... seven of the 11 contests between Notre Dame and Louisville since the Cardinals joined the BIG EAST in 2005 have been decided in overtime

• Tonight was the 30th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Louisville ... the Cardinals lead the series 18-12 ... the two teams have alternated wins over the last eight games of the series ... the Irish are 5-6 against the Cardinals since Louisville joined the BIG EAST in 2005 ... the Cardinals are 0-4 at Notre Dame since they joined the BIG EAST ... Louisville is 6-7 all-time at Notre Dame

• Notre Dame is 2-1 in overtime this season ... the Irish are 8-2 in their last 10 overtime contests ... Notre Dame is 12-9 in overtime under head coach Mike Brey

• Notre Dame improved to 19-5 overall and 7-4 in BIG EAST play this season ... the Fighting Irish are 14-2 at home this season

• The Fighting Irish are 3-1 against ranked teams this season ... over the last four seasons, Notre Dame is 20-13 (.606) against teams ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll ... that includes a 12-2 mark at home

• Notre Dame matched a season-high total with six double-figure scorers (Jerian Grant 19, Garrick Sherman 17, Pat Connaughton 16, Eric Atkins 14, Jack Cooley 11) ... it was the first time the Irish had six double-figure scorers in a BIG EAST game since Feb. 12, 2011 (at USF)

• Tonight's 104 points were the most for Notre Dame since a 106-65 win over Sacred Heart on Dec. 19, 2011 ... they were the most points for the Irish in a BIG EAST game since a 116-111 quadruple-overtime victory at Georgetown on Feb. 9, 2002

Jack Cooley (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Pat Connaughton (16 points, 14 assists) both notched double-doubles ... it was the sixth time this season (third in BIG EAST play) that at least two Fighting Irish players recorded a double-double in the same game

Eric Atkins matched a Notre Dame record by playing 60 minutes ... Chris Thomas played 60 minutes in Notre Dame's 116-111 quadruple overtime victory at Georgetown on Feb. 9, 2002

• Notre Dame led 27-24 at halftime ... the Irish are 16-1 this season when leading at the intermission

• Louisville was held to a season-low first-half point total (24)

• Louisville's 24 first-half points are the fewest for an Irish BIG EAST opponent in a half since USF scored 19 in the second half of last season's BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal contest (a 57-53 Irish overtime win on 3/8/12) ... they are the fewest first-half points for an Irish BIG EAST opponent since West Virginia tallied 16 in the opening half of a 55-51 Notre Dame win on Feb. 8, 2012

Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Tom Knight (Sr./F) started tonight's contest ... it was the fifth straight game - and fifth time overall this season - that quintet has started ... the Irish are 4-1 with that starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 24 games this season, while Grant has 23 starts and Knight has started five games

• Notre Dame is 49-3 in its last 52 home games ... the Irish are 23-3 in their last 26 BIG EAST home contests

• Notre Dame wore gold jerseys for the third time this season (second straight home game) ... the Irish have won all three of those games

• A three-pointer from Cameron Biedscheid in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 466

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

• Scored in double-figures (14) for the 16th time this season (eighth time in BIG EAST play) ... has 44 career double-figure efforts

• Tied a Notre Dame record by playing 60 minutes

Cameron Biedscheid (Fr./F)

• Scored in double-figures (14 points) for the sixth time this season (second time in BIG EAST play)

Pat Connaughton (So./G-F)

• Posted his first double-double of the season with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds ... it was the second double-double of his career

• Dished out a career-high seven assists

• Has scored in double-figures 11 times this season (five times in BIG EAST play) and 20 times in his career

• Tonight was his third career game with 10 or more rebounds (first this season)

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

• Posted his fourth straight double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds ... has 16 double-doubles this season (seven in BIG EAST play) and 29 for his career ... the four straight double-doubles matches a career-best streak that he achieved once earlier this season and once last season

• Scored in double-figures for a team-best 22nd time this season (45th time of career) ... has reached double-figures in 10 of 11 BIG EAST games this season

• Has hauled down 10 or more rebounds in a career best seven straight games and 17 times over all this season (32 times in his career)

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

• Tallied a team-high 19 points ... scored in double-figures for the sixth straight game and for the 20th time this season (46th time of his career) ... has reached double-figures in 10 of 11 BIG EAST games this season

Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)

• Reached double-figure in points (17) for the sixth time this season (first in BIG EAST play) ... all of his points occurred in overtime



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