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No. 21 Notre Dame vs. No. 22 Marquette - Postgame Notes

March 2, 2013

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Bradley Center o Milwaukee, Wis.

o Notre Dame moved to 22-7 overall and 10-6 in BIG EAST play this season ... the Fighting Irish are 4-4 on the road this season (all BIG EAST games)

o Marquette was 28-of-47 (.596) from the field ... that percentage is the highest for any Notre Dame opponent this season

o Notre Dame held a 36-25 rebound advantage ... it's the first game the Irish have lost this season when outrebounding their opponent ... Notre Dame now is 16-1 this season when outrebounding its opponent

o This was the 117th meeting between Notre Dame and Marquette ... the Irish own an 80-37 advantage in the series ... the Fighting Irish had won two straight over the Golden Eagles prior to today ... Notre Dame is 5-7 against Marquette in BIG EAST play

o Notre Dame trailed 41-27 at halftime ... the Irish are 4-6 this season when trailing at intermission

o Marquette's 41 first-half points were the most in any half for an Irish opponent this season

o Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Tom Knight (Sr./F) started today's contest ... it was the 10th straight game - and 10th time overall this season - that quintet has started ... the Irish are 7-3 with that starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 29 games this season, while Grant has 28 starts and Knight has started 10 games

o A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 471

Zach Auguste (Fr./F)
o Scored a career-high 15 points ... it was his second double-figure scoring effort of the season (12 vs. Kennesaw State)
o Was 7-of-10 from the field
o Also had career highs in steals (3) and assists (2)

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)
o Scored in double-figures (16 points) for the third straight game and for the 20th time this season (12th time in BIG EAST play) ... has 48 career double-figure efforts
o Had a game-high six assists

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)
o Scored a game-high 21 points ... it was his third 20-plus point performance of the season (second in BIG EAST play) ... has scored 20 or more points seven times in his career
o Scored in double-figures for the third consecutive game and for the 24th time this season (50th time of his career) ... has reached double-figures in 14 of 16 BIG EAST games this season
o Had a game-high seven rebounds ... also had five assists



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