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Notre Dame vs. Niagara Postgame Notes

 

Dec. 21, 2012

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Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.

  • Notre Dame improved to 12-1 this season (10-0 at home) ... the Fighting Irish have a 10-game win streak ... it's the longest win streak for the Irish since they won 10 straight games during the 2007-08 season (Nov. 24-Jan. 5) ... this is the third win streak of at least 10 games under head coach Mike Brey
  • Notre Dame is 110-7 in its last 117 home games and 45-1 in the last 46 home contests ... the Irish have won 16 straight home games
  • The Fighting Irish have won 28 consecutive non-conference home games and they are 69-1 in their last 70 non-league home contests
  • Notre Dame improved to 3-0 all-time against Niagara
  • The Fighting Irish are 48-7 all-time versus teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) ... Notre Dame has won 11 straight games against teams from the MAAC
  • Notre Dame shot a season-best 62.0% (31-50) from the floor ... the previous season-high was 61.5% (32-52) on Wednesday against Kennesaw State ... it was the third time this season the Irish shot above 60% from the field (61% vs. Chicago State) ... tonight's performance was the highest shooting percentage for the Irish since a 62.1% (36-58) effort in a 108-62 win over Northern Illinois on Dec. 8, 2007
  • The Irish shot 75.0% (18-24) from the field in the second half ... that is their best percentage in any half this season
  • The Fighting Irish shot 86.4% (19-22) from the free throw line ... the Irish are 32-37 (86.5%) from the line in the last two games
  • The Irish held a 41-29 rebound advantage ... Notre Dame is 11-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent
  • Notre Dame had 25 assists on its 31 made field goals ... it was the seventh time this season (third straight) that the Irish had 20 or more assists in a game
  • The Irish led 42-34 at halftime ... Notre Dame is 11-0 this season when leading at the intermission
  • The Fighting Irish improved to 54-7 at home in the month of December under head coach Mike Brey ... Notre Dame has won 15 straight home games in December
  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started tonight's contest ... the Irish are 10-1 this season with that starting lineup and 21-5 over the past two campaigns ... Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 13 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 12 starts each

  • A three-pointer from Cameron Biedscheid in the first half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 455
  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

    • Scored in double-figures (12) for the eighth time this season and for the 36th time of his career

    Cameron Biedscheid (Fr./F)

    • Reached double-figures in points (15) for the fourth time this season
    • Was 4-for-4 from the field (all three-pointers) ... the four made three-pointers tied a career-high total and tied the most for any Irish player this season

    Pat Connaughton (So./G)

    • Tallied eight points, nine rebounds and six assists

    Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

    • Notched his ninth double-double of the season (second straight) with 24 points and 15 rebounds (both season-high totals)
    • Had a double-double in the first half alone with 20 points and 10 rebounds ... It was the second time this season he posted a double-double by halftime (BYU 12 pts, 10 rebs)
    • Has a double-double in six of the last eight games ... 22 career double-doubles
    • Scored in double-figures for the 12th time this season and for the 35th time in his career ... has reached double-figures in points in eight straight games, which is a career-best streak
    • Was 9-for-12 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line ... is 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the last two games

    Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

    • Scored in double-figures (13) for the second straight game and for the 10th time this season (36th time of his career)
    • Eight assists

     

     

    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
    IPFW
    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
    TBA
    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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