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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

 

March 3, 2014

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• This was the second meeting this season and the 22nd showdown all-time between Notre Dame and North Carolina ... North Carolina leads the series 18-4, which includes five straight wins ... the Tar Heels won at Notre Dame, 73-62, on Feb. 8 ... this was Notre Dame's first game at North Carolina since an 85-56 setback on Feb. 23, 1993 ... the Fighting Irish are 0-3 all-time at North Carolina ... Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is 0-3 all-time against the Tar Heels.

Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G), Austin Burgett (So./F) and Zach Auguste (So./F) started tonight's contest ... this was Notre Dame's 12th different starting lineup this season ... Atkins and Connaughton have started all 31 games this season ... it was the 12th start for Auguste, the 11th for Vasturia and the fifth for Burgett.

• This was Notre Dame's seventh loss this season by five points or fewer (fourth in ACC play) ... Notre Dame's 12 ACC losses were by a combined 95 points (7.9 ppg.).

• Notre Dame trailed 41-27 at halftime ... it was the largest halftime deficit of the season for the Fighting Irish ... the Irish are 3-13 this season when down at the intermission.

• Notre Dame outscored North Carolina 34-22 in the second half.

• The Fighting Irish are 1-8 this season when wearing blue uniforms.

• Notre Dame finished the regular season 15-16 overall and 6-12 in ACC play ... it's the first time Notre Dame concluded a regular season with a sub-.500 record since the 1998-99 campaign when that Irish squad was 14-15.

• A three-pointer from Austin Burgett in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 508.

Eric Atkins (Sr./G)

• Scored a game-high 21 points ... it was the sixth time this season (fourth time in ACC play) that he netted 20 or more points in a game ... has scored 20-plus points 10 times during his career. • Scored in double-figures for the 23rd time this season and the 14th time in ACC play ... has 72 career double-figure scoring efforts. • Dished out a team-high six assists.

Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)

• Notched his fifth double-double of the season (second in ACC play) with 17 points and a season-high (and game-high) 13 rebounds ... has seven career double-doubles. • Scored in double-figures for a team-best 24th time this season and for the 14th time in an ACC game ... has reached double-figures 47 times in his career. • Hauled down 10-plus rebounds for the team-best seventh time this season (fourth time in ACC play) ... has reached the 10-rebound mark 10 times in his career. • Scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half.

Steve Vasturia (Fr./G)

• Scored in double-figures (11 points) for the second straight game and the fourth time this season (all in ACC play) ... it's the first time he's netted double-figures in consecutive games.

 

 

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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