March 12, 2014
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
This was Notre Dame's first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game.
This was the second meeting this season and the third all-time between Notre Dame and Wake Forest ... the Demon Deacons lead the series 3-0, including a 65-58 win at Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan. 25.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Steve Vasturia (Fr./G), Zach Auguste (So./F) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started today's contest ... the Fighting Irish are 2-5 this season when that quintet starts ... Atkins and Connaughton have started all 32 games this season, while Sherman has notched 31 starts ... it was the 13th start for Auguste and the 12th for Vasturia.
The Fighting Irish only committed six turnovers ... it was the seventh time this season Notre Dame had six turnovers or fewer in a game (fourth time in last six games).
Notre Dame trailed 37-29 at halftime ... the Irish are 3-14 this season when down at the intermission.
The Fighting Irish are 0-2 this season when wearing black uniforms.
A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 509.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Zach Auguste (So./F)
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)