Feb. 11, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
This was the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Clemson.
The Fighting Irish have won nine of their last 10 overtime games, including six straight ... Notre Dame improved to 16-9 in overtime contests under head coach Mike Brey ... this was Notre Dame's third overtime game this season ... the first two overtime wins this season came against Canisius (87-81) and Boston College (76-73).
This was Notre Dame's first multiple-overtime contest since the 104-101 five-overtime victory over Louisville on Feb. 9, 2013.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), V.J. Beachem (Fr./F), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... this was Notre Dame's ninth different starting lineup this season ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 25 games ... it was the ninth start of the season for Auguste and the first career start for Beachem.
Notre Dame has had three true freshmen earn at least one start this season (Demetrius Jackson 15, Steve Vasturia 5, V.J. Beachem 1) ... it's the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign that the Irish have had three freshmen notch a start in the same season (Matt Carroll 30, Jere Macura 2, Ivan Kartelo 1).
Clemson shot 34.3% (24-70) from the field ... that is the lowest percentage for an Irish opponent in ACC play.
Notre Dame led 32-27 at halftime ... the Irish are 10-1 this season when leading at the intermission.
Notre Dame is 9-3 this season when wearing white uniforms.
A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 502.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Zach Auguste (So./F)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Steve Vasturia (Fr./G)