Feb. 16, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
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)
Zach Auguste (So./F)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Tom Knight (GS/F)