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Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh - Postgame Notes

 

Feb. 18, 2013

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February 18, 2013
Petersen Events Center o Pittsburgh, Pa.

o Notre Dame improved to 21-6 overall and 9-5 in BIG EAST play this season ... the Fighting Irish are 4-3 on the road (all BIG EAST games)

o This was the 58th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh ... the Irish have won the last five meetings and lead the series 31-27 ... the Irish have won two straight games at Pittsburgh and are 12-17 all-time at Pittsburgh ... the Fighting Irish are 15-12 against the Panthers in BIG EAST play

o Notre Dame is 4-1 against ranked opponents this season ... over the last four seasons, the Irish are 21-13 against teams ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll

o Pittsburgh's 42 points matched the lowest output ever for a Notre Dame opponent in BIG EAST play (regular season or tournament) ... Seton Hall scored 42 in a 55-42 Irish victory last season (1/25/12)

o The 42 points from Pittsburgh were the fewest allowed by Notre Dame against a ranked opponent since a 34-28 overtime loss to No. 4/3 Kentucky on Dec. 29, 1981

o Pittsburgh's 20 second-half points were the fewest allowed by Notre Dame in a half of BIG EAST play since USF scored 19 in the second half of last season's BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal contest (3/8/12)

o The Panthers shot 34.8% (16-46) from the field ... that is the lowest shooting percentage for an Irish opponent in BIG EAST play since West Virginia shot 31.5% (17-54) on Feb. 22, 2012

o Pittsburgh was 0-for-8 from three-point range ... it's the first time ever that an Irish opponent did not make a three-pointer in BIG EAST play (regular season or tournament)

o Notre Dame's 51 points were the fewest for the Irish in a victory since a 50-48 win at Connecticut last season (1/29/12)

o Notre Dame held a 40-25 rebound advantage ... the Irish are 15-0 this season when outrebounding their opponent

o The Fighting Irish had an assist on 12 of their 18 made field goals

o The Irish trailed by as many as 16 points (19-3) in the first half

o Notre Dame trailed 22-19 at halftime ... the Irish are 4-5 this season when trailing at the intermission

o Notre Dame's 19 first-half points were the fewest in a half for the Irish since they tallied 19 in the opening half against Louisville during the semifinals of last season's BIG EAST Championship (3/9/12)

o Pittsburgh's 22 first-half points were the fewest allowed by Notre Dame in the first half of a BIG EAST game since West Virginia scored 16 on Feb. 8, 2012

o 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 eighth straight game - and eighth time overall this season - that quintet has started ... the Irish are 6-2 with that starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 27 games this season, while Grant has 26 starts and Knight has started eight games

o Notre Dame wore blue jerseys for the third time this season ... the Irish are 1-2 this season when wearing blue uniforms

o A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 469

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)
o Scored in double-figures (10) for the 18th time this season (10th time in BIG EAST play) ... has 46 career double-figure efforts o Had a game-high seven assists

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)
o Scored in double-figures (13 points) for a team-best 25th time this season (48th time of career) ... has reached double-figures in 13 of 14 BIG EAST games this season

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)
o Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the 22nd time this season (48th time of his career) ... has reached double-figures in 12 of 14 BIG EAST games this season

Tom Knight (Sr./F)
o His eight rebounds tied a career-high total

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS

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