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Notre Dame vs. Bryant - Postgame Notes

 

Dec. 9, 2013

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Notre Dame 70, Bryant 59
BlackRock Gotham Classic (Regional Round)
December 9, 2013
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center

  • Notre Dame, Ind.

    • Tonight was the second meeting ever between Notre Dame and Bryant ... the Fighting Irish won the first encounter, 84-59, on Nov. 27, 2011, inside Purcell Pavilion.
    • Pat Connaughton (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Garrick Sherman (14 points, 13 rebounds) became the first set of Notre Dame teammates to record double-doubles in the same game since Connaughton and Jack Cooley did so in last season's 104-101 five-overtime victory against Louisville on Feb. 9, 2013.
    • Notre Dame had 17 assists on its 22 made field goals.
    • The Irish led 39-27 at halftime ... Notre Dame is 6-0 this season when leading at the intermission.
    • Notre Dame's largest lead of the game was 13 points (40-27) with 19:34 left in the second half ... Bryant's largest lead was five points (17-12) with 11:39 remaining in the first half.
    • Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Jerian Grant (Sr./G), Demetrius Jackson (Fr./G) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started tonight's contest ... it was the fourth straight game (and fourth time overall this season) that quintet has started ... the Irish are 3-1 when that lineup starts ... Atkins, Connaughton, Grant and Sherman have started all nine games this season, while Jackson has four starts.
    • A three-pointer from Pat Connaughton in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 486.
    • The Fighting Irish improved to 20-0 all-time (7-0 under head coach Mike Brey) against teams currently in the Northeast Conference.
    • Notre Dame is 124-10 (.925) at home since the beginning of the 2006-07 season ... the Irish are 76-2 in their last 78 non-conference home games.
    Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
    • Posted his second straight double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds ... it was his team-best third double-double of the season (fifth of his career).
    • Has scored in double-figures in each of the last four games and seven times overall this season (30 times in his career) ... the four-game double-digit scoring streak is a career best.
    • Tonight was the sixth time of his career that he hauled down 10 or more rebounds in a game.
    Jerian Grant (Sr./G)
    • Scored a game-high 23 points ... he is the only Irish player to reach double-figures in all nine games this season ... has a career-best nine-game double-figure scoring streak.
    • Has deposited 20 or more points in back-to-back games and five times overall this season (13 times in his career) ... it's the second time of his career that he's scored 20-plus points in consecutive games.
    • Has 63 double-figure scoring efforts in his career (most of any current Irish player).
    • Made a career-high 11 free throws (on 13 attempts).
    • Posted nine assists, four steals and two blocked shots.
    Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
    • Recorded the first double-double of his career with 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds ... the 13 boards are the most for any Irish player this season.
    • Has a career-best six-game double-figure scoring streak ... has netted double-figures in seven games this season and 17 times in his career (16 times at Notre Dame).
    • Matched a career-high total of three blocked shots.

     

     

  • Event Calendar

    Delta

    November 1
    7:00 PM
    Mercy
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 7
    7:00 PM
    Catholic
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 12
    12:00 PM
    Bryant University
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 16
    7:00 PM
    Seattle University
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 18
    TBA
    Loyola Maryland
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 21
    TBA
    Colorado
    Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

    ESPN 2
    November 22
    TBA
    Texas or Northwestern
    Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

    ESPN 2/ESPNU
    November 26
    2:00 PM
    Chicago State
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    November 29
    9:00 PM
    Iowa
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ESPN 2
    December 4
    TBA
    North Carolina A&T
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    December 6
    9:00 PM
    Fort Wayne
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ESPNU
    December 10
    12:00 PM
    Villanova
    Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

    CBS
    December 17
    2:00 PM
    Purdue
    Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

    ESPN 2
    December 19
    7:00 PM
    Colgate
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    December 28
    7:00 PM
    Saint Peters
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network Extra
    December 31
    TBA
    Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

    ACC Network
    January 4
    9:00 PM
    Louisville
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

    ACC Network
    January 7
    3:00 PM
    Clemson
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

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

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

    ESPN/ESPN 2
    January 24
    8:00 PM
    Virginia
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

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

    ESPN/ESPN 2
    February 7
    7:00 PM
    Wake Forest
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

    ESPN/ESPN 2
    February 14
    7:00 PM
    Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

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

    ESPN/ESPN 2
    February 26
    6:30 PM
    Georgia Tech
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

    CBS

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