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Postgame Notes vs. Louisville

March 16, 2013

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
#4/4 Louisville 69, #24/RV Notre Dame 57
BIG EAST Championship Semifinal
March 15, 2013
Madison Square Garden - New York, N.Y.

  • Notre Dame moved to 25-9 this season

  • This was Notre Dame's fourth straight appearance (sixth overall) in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals ... the Irish are 0-6 in the semifinals of the league tournament ... this was the third straight season that the Irish fell to Louisville in the semifinals

  • The Fighting Irish are 11-18 all-time in BIG EAST Championship play, including a 10-13 mark under head coach Mike Brey

  • This was the 32nd meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Louisville ... the Cardinals lead the series 20-12 ... Notre Dame is 5-8 against Louisville since the Cardinals joined the BIG EAST in 2005 ... Notre Dame is 0-3 versus Louisville in the BIG EAST Championship

  • Notre Dame is 5-4 against ranked teams this season

  • The Fighting Irish are 58-48 all-time inside Madison Square Garden

  • Notre Dame trailed 32-25 at halftime ... the Irish are 5-8 this season when trailing at the intermission ... Notre Dame never had a lead in tonight's contest

  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Tom Knight (Sr./F) started tonight's contest ... it was the 15th straight game - and 15th time overall this season - that quintet has started ... the Irish are 10-5 with that starting lineup ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 34 games this season, while Grant has 33 starts and Knight has started 15 games

  • A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 476

    Pat Connaughton (So./G-F)

  • Was 3-of-6 from three-point range ... finished the tournament 15-of-24 (.625) from three-point range ... the 15 made treys are the fourth-most ever in a single BIG EAST Championship
  • Notched nine points and eight rebounds

    Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (14 points) for the 28th time this season and for the 51st time of his career ... it snapped a three-game stretch in which he did not reach double-figures in points
  • Was 8-of-8 from the free throw line

    Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (14 points) for the third straight game and for the 28th time this season ... has 54 career double-figure scoring efforts
  • The only Notre Dame player to score in double-figures in all three BIG EAST Championship games
     

     

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