Men's Basketball

Notre Dame vs. Indiana State - Postgame Notes

Nov. 17, 2013

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Indiana State 83, #21/22 Notre Dame 70
November 17, 2013
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.

  • Today was the third meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Indiana State and the first since an 81-72 Irish victory on Nov. 30, 2010 ... the Fighting Irish lead the series 2-1 ... all three contests have taken place at Notre Dame.
  • With his fifth point of the game, senior point guard Eric Atkins notched his 1,000th career point and became Notre Dame's 54th member of the 1,000-point club (first since Jack Cooley last season).
  • Notre Dame is off to a 2-1 start for the second straight season.
  • The Fighting Irish moved to 54-14 all-time against teams currently in the Missouri Valley Conference ... the Irish had won six straight against teams from the Missouri Valley prior to today.
  • This was Notre Dame's first home loss in the month of November under head coach Mike Brey ... the Irish had been 48-0 at home in the month under Brey ... as a program, Notre Dame had won its last 51 home contests in November.
  • Today was Notre Dame's first non-conference home loss since an 87-85 setback to Loyola Marymount on Dec. 12, 2009 ... the Irish had won 30 straight non-conference home games.
  • Notre Dame trailed 40-30 at halftime ... Indiana State's largest lead of the afternoon was 15 points on four occasions.
  • Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Tom Knight (GS/F), Jerian Grant (Sr./G) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started today's contest ... that quintet has started all three games this season.
  • Notre Dame is 119-10 (.922) in its last 129 home games ... Notre Dame had won seven straight home contests prior to today.
  • A three-pointer from Jerian Grant in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 480.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
  • Scored his 1,000th career point at Notre Dame ... has 1,013 points in 104 games
  • Finished the contest with a game-high (and season-high) 18 points ... it was the second time this season and the 51st time of his career that he's scored in double-figures
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
  • Netted a season-high 16 points ... has scored in double-figures in all three games this season (26 times in his career)
Jerian Grant (Sr./G)
  • Scored 17 points ... has reached double-figures in all three games this season and a team-high 57 times in his career.



Event Calendar


November 3
Bethel Ind.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 7
Cardinal Stritch
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
Chicago, Ill. (Wintrust Arena)
November 13
Mount St. Marys
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 16
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 20
9:00 PM
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 21
Michigan or LSU Maui Invitational Game 2
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 22
Maui Invitational Game 3
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 30
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)
December 3
St. Francis Brooklyn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 5
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 9
Newark, Del. (Bob Carpenter Center)
December 16
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
December 19
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 21
Southeastern Louisiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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