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No. 24 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Louisville - Postgame Notes

March 9, 2013

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o Notre Dame finished the regular season 23-8 overall and 11-7 in BIG EAST play ... the Irish tied Syracuse for fifth place in the final league standings ... Notre Dame will be the No. 6 seed in next week's BIG EAST Championship

o Today's loss snapped Notre Dame's seven-game win streak in regular-season finales

o This was the second meeting this season and the 31st meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Louisville ... the Fighting Irish topped the Cardinals 104-101 in 5ot on Feb. 9 in South Bend ... the Cardinals hold a 19-12 advantage in the series ... the two schools have alternated wins in each of the last nine games in the series ... Notre Dame is 5-7 against Louisville in BIG EAST play ... the Irish are 1-5 at Louisville in league play

o Notre Dame is 4-2 in its last six showdowns with a team ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll ... the Irish are 17-25 against teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll under head coach Mike Brey

o Louisville held a 32-31 rebound advantage ... Notre Dame is 4-7 this season when being outrebounded

o Notre Dame trailed 37-27 at halftime ... the Irish are 5-7 this season when trailing at intermission

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 12th straight game - and 12th time overall this season - that quintet has started ... the Irish are 8-4 with that starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 31 games this season, while Grant has 30 starts and Knight has started 12 games

o The Irish wore gold jerseys for the seventh time this season ... Notre Dame is 6-1 this season when wearing gold uniforms

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 473

Pat Connaughton (So./G-F)
o Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the 12th time this season (sixth time in BIG EAST play) ... has reached double-figures in points 21 times in his career
o Hauled down a team-high tying seven rebounds

Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
o Scored a team-high 14 points ... it was the third time this season he led Notre Dame in scoring ... has scored in double-figures eight times this season (three times in BIG EAST play) ... has nine career double-figure scoring efforts
o Was 7-of-9 from the floor



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