Feb. 16, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Notre Dame 73, Boston College 69
February 16, 2014
Silvio O. Conte Forum Chestnut Hill, Mass.
This was the second meeting this season and the 23rd all-time between the two programs ... Notre Dame topped Boston College 76-73 in overtime on Feb. 1 ... the Irish lead the series 13-10 ... the Fighting Irish have won seven of the last eight meetings ... Notre Dame is 3-6 all-time at Boston College and this was the first meeting in Chestnut Hill since Feb. 4, 2004 (a 76-69 Eagle victory) ... Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is 5-1 all-time versus Boston College.
This was Notre Dame's first Atlantic Coast Conference road victory ... the Irish are 1-6 in true road games this season (1-5 in the ACC).
The Fighting Irish have won back-to-back ACC contests for the first time.
Notre Dame shot 50.9% (27-53) from the field ... it was the first time the Irish shot 50% or above from the floor since they shot 52.6% against Duke on Jan. 4.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... Notre Dame is 2-3 this season with this starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Sherman have started all 26 games this season ... it was the 10th start of the season for Auguste and the sixth for Vasturia.
Notre Dame only committed seven turnovers ... it marked the 12th time this season (sixth time in ACC play) that the Irish had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game.
Notre Dame led 38-35 at halftime ... the Irish are 11-1 this season when leading at the intermission.
The Fighting Irish are 1-5 this season when wearing blue 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 503.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Scored in double-figures (16 points) for the 20th time this season and the 69th time of his career ... has netted double-figures in 11 of 13 ACC games. Was 4-of-5 from three-point range Played all 40 minutes ... it was the eighth time this season (sixth time in ACC play) that he's played every minute of a contest.
Zach Auguste (So./F)
Scored in double-figures (10 points) for the third straight game, which is a career-best streak ... has eight double-digit efforts this season and 10 for his career. Has netted double-digits five times in the last six games.
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Scored in double-figures (a team-high 17 points) for the 20th time this season and the 43rd time of his career ... has netted double-figures in 10 of 13 ACC games. Played all 40 minutes ... it marked the seventh time this season (fifth time in ACC play) that he's played every minute of a contest.
Tom Knight (GS/F)
Scored 10 points and tied a career-high mark with a season-high nine rebounds (a team-high total). Tonight was his second double-figure scoring effort of the season ... the first was when he netted 13 points against Miami (Ohio) in the season opener ... has eight double-figure scoring efforts for his career.