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March 11, 2010

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2010 BIG EAST Championship
Presented by New York Life
Postgame Notes
Notre Dame 50, Pittsburgh 45
Records: Notre Dame (22-10); Pittsburgh (24-7)

  • Notre Dame advances to the semifinal round of the BIG EAST Championship Friday (9 p.m., ESPN). The Fighting Irish will face either Cincinnati or West Virginia.
  • Notre Dame has reached the BIG EAST tournament semifinals for the third time. The Irish are 0-2 in previous semifinal games, having lost to Georgetown in 2004 (84-82) and to Connecticut in 2002 (82-77).
  • Notre Dame's 50 points are the fewest for the Irish in a BIG EAST tournament game. The previous low was 54 points against Pittsburgh in the 2001 tournament.
  • Notre Dame shot 52.9 percent from the field (18-of-34) -- a team high in a BIG EAST tournament game.
  • In holding Pittsburgh to 45 points, Notre Dame turned its best defensive effort in its 21 BIG EAST tournament games.
  • Pittsburgh scored its fewest points in a BIG EAST tournament game since a 65-42 loss to Georgetown in the 2007 championship game.
  • Notre Dame had 14 assists on 18 field goals.
  • Notre Dame's senior class has won more games than any other class in school history (93).
  • Pittsburgh's loss was just the sixth by a No. 2 seed in its first BIG EAST tournament game. No. 2 seeds are now 22-6 in the tournament (does not include divisional years).

 

 

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9:00 PM
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12:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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December 31
2:00 PM
Pittsburgh
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January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
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January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 7
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Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
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