Dec. 7, 2013
Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Notre Dame 80, Delaware 75
December 7, 2013
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind.
Today was the first meeting between Notre Dame and Delaware.
Notre Dame led 43-35 at halftime as it closed the half on a 13-1 run ...the Irish are 6-0 when leading at halftime this season.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Jerian Grant (Sr./G), Demetrius Jackson (Fr./G) and Garrick Sherman (GS/C) started tonight's contest... it marked the third straight game that quintet has started for the Fighting Irish ...the Irish are 2-1 in those contests.
With the victory, the Irish are now 12-0 against Colonial Athletic Association teams.
Notre Dame is 58-4 (.935) in its last 62 home games... the Irish have won five straight home contests.
A Jerian Grant three-pointer at the 13:54 mark of the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 485.
Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
Dished out six assists without turning it over once ...Atkins entered the game as the nation's leader in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.40) ...he now has 473 assists and just 194 turnover, which is good for a ratio of 2.44.
Pat Connaughton (Jr./G)
Notched his second double-double of the season with 21 points, 11 rebounds against the Blue Hens ...both the 21 points and the 11 boards are season highs for the junior
Recorded three steals in the game, which is tied for a career high ...he now has three steals in three games over his career.
Jerian Grant (Sr./G)
Scored 25 points... marks the fourth time this season and 12th time in his career that he has scored over 20 points in a game. Set a career high with 10 made field goals in the game.
Collected a season high five rebounds.
Garrick Sherman (GS/C)
Prior to his miss in the second half, Sherman had converted his last 13 free throws.
Scored in double figures (19) for the fifth straight contest and sixth time this season.