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    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes



    Dec. 21, 2013

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    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
    #3/2 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61
    December 21, 2013
    BlackRock Gotham Classic Showcase Game
    Madison Square Garden • New York, N.Y.

    • Tonight was the 13th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Ohio State and the first since the 2008-09 season ... Ohio State holds an 8-5 edge in the series.

    • Notre Dame moved to 58-49 all-time when playing inside Madison Square Garden.

    • Notre Dame trailed 33-26 at halftime ... the Irish are 0-4 this season when trailing at the intermission.

    • Notre Dame's 26 first-half points were its fewest in any half this season ... the previous low was 29 in the second half against Stetson (Nov. 10).

    • The Irish dropped to 233-209 all-time against teams from the Big Ten Conference, including a 7-12 mark under head coach Mike Brey ... Notre Dame is 1-2 against the Big Ten this season.

    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 ... the Irish are 4-3 this season when that quintet starts ... Atkins, Connaughton, Grant and Sherman have started all 12 games this season ... Jackson has started seven games.

    • A three-pointer from Eric Atkins early in the second half upped Notre Dame's streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 489.

    Eric Atkins (Sr./G)
    • Scored in double-figures (10 points) for the eighth time this season and for the 57th time of his career.

    Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)
    • Netted 13 points ... has scored in double-figures in seven straight games, which is a career-best streak ... has 10 double-figure efforts this season and 33 for his career. • Pulled down a team-high eight rebounds ... it was his sixth game this season with eight or more rebounds.

    Jerian Grant (Sr./G)
    •Scored a game-high 18 points ... has reached double-figures in points a team-high 11 times this season ... has 65 career double-figure efforts, which are the most for any current Irish player.

    Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)
    • Scored 14 points to up his career-best double-figure scoring streak to nine games, which is the longest active streak for the Irish ... has scored in double-figures in 10 games this season and 20 times in his career (19 at Notre Dame).



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