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Five Things To Know - Notre Dame vs. NC State

Jan. 2, 2018

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WHO: Notre Dame (11-3, 1-0 ACC) vs. NC State (10-4, 0-1 ACC)

WHAT: The second ACC home game of the season for the Irish. 

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center (9,149)

WHEN: Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9:00 p.m. ET

TICKETS: Available at und.com/buytickets (with a special #BreysChase price of $15 for upper level seats). 

BROADCAST INFORMATION: 

ACC Network with Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Cory Alexander (analyst). Available locally on WMYS (over-the-air channel 69, AT&T U-verse channel 69, Xfinity/Comcast channel 15, Dish Network channel 69) and via the network affiliates. The game also will be streamed live at acc.com. 

Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network with Jack Nolan (play-by-play) and Zach Hillesland (analyst). Available locally on WSBT-AM960/FM 96.1, via network affiliates (see page 8 of the notes package for a complete list), at WatchND.tv and at Siriux/XM channel 81. 

Here are Five Things To Know about the Notre Dame - NC State matchup...

IRISH PLAY HOST TO WOLFPACK AS BREY EYES ALL-TIME WINS MARK

The Last Meeting
Notre Dame81
North Carolina State72
February 18, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)
Irish Claim 10th ACC Win At NC State
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team (21-7, 10-5 ACC) won its fifth road game in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 81-72 victory over NC State (14-14, 3-12) at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday afternoon. The victory give the Irish at least 10 ACC victories over the past three conference seasons and provides the team some momentum entering their bye week.

The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team (11-3, 1-0 ACC) plays host to NC State (10-4, 0-1 ACC) on Wednesday evening at Purcell Pavilion (ACC Network, 9 p.m. ET). The Irish are looking to begin the ACC schedule 2-0 for the second consecutive year and third in five years of ACC competition.

Glenn and Stacey Murphy Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey will be looking to set the Notre Dame record for men’s basketball coaching wins on Wednesday evening, as he has tied Digger Phelps with 393 career wins on the Irish bench.

NOTRE DAME - NC STATE SERIES HISTORY

Notre Dame and NC State will be meeting for the 12th time on Wednesday evening, with the Irish leading the all-time series 7-4.

NOTRE DAME - NC STATE SERIES (7-4, Home 2-4, Away 5-0, Neutral 0-1, Overtime 1-0, ACC Play 3-1)

Date

ND Rank

Opp Rank

W/L

ND

Opp

City

Site

2/21/1978

9 / t12

NR / t19

W

70

59

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

2/7/1979

1 / 1

W

53

52

Raleigh, NC

Reynolds Coliseum

2/9/1980

9 / 9

L

55

63

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

2/14/1981

12 / 14

W

71

55

Raleigh, NC

Reynolds Coliseum

2/13/1982

L

42

62

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

2/12/1983

W

43

42

Raleigh, NC

Reynolds Coliseum

11/26/2005

L

48

61

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

1/7/2014

L

70

77

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

1/25/2015

8 / 9

W (OT)

81

78

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena

3/5/2016

W

89

75

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

2/18/2017

25 / 20

W

81

72

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena


For the first time since the Irish joined the ACC, they will face NC State twice this season during conference play. Notre Dame heads to PNC Arena on February 3, 2018.

A SEASON OF MILESTONES AHEAD FOR Mike Brey

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is poised to reach three key milestones in his coaching career this season.

  • Brey is one win away from becoming the all-time wins leader at Notre Dame (393 current).
  • Brey is seven wins away from 400 at Notre Dame, which would make him the 13th active coach to have 400 wins at his current school.
  • Brey is eight wins away from 500 in his coaching career, on pace to become the 31st active coach to reach 500 career wins.

Should Brey reach the 500-win barrier, he will join Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams, Greg Kampe, Tony Shaver, Tom Izzo, Fran Dunphy, Bob McKillop, Jay Wright and Mark Few as the only current coaches to win 500 or more games while coaching at just one or two schools.

See pages 10 and 11 of this notes package for more historical and background information on Mike Brey.

Counting up to the record-breaking 394th win, Purcell Pavilion has unveiled a banner hanging from the arena catwalk. It will be updated with Coach Brey’s win total throughout #BreysChase.

IRISH SENIOR CLASS PROTECTS HOME COURT IN ACC

The four-year Notre Dame senior class of Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell, Martinas Geben and Matt Gregory have posted a 22-6 record at home in ACC play over the past three-plus seasons.

Season

Home Record

Losses

2014-15

7-2

Virginia, Syracuse

2015-16

7-2

Pittsburgh, Miami FL

2016-17

7-2

Virginia, Duke

2017-18

1-0

Total

22-6


Across the ACC only Virginia, Duke, Louisivlle and North Carolina have lost less than six home games over the past four seasons, while currently only Virginia (24), Duke (23) and North Carolina (23) have more home wins in the last four years of conference play.

CONFERENCE HOME OPENERS

Notre Dame began the 2017-18 ACC season last Saturday with a 68-59 victory over Georgia Tech. The Irish are now 4-1 in ACC openers since joining the league for the 2013-14 season - and 4-1 in ACC home openers.

Overall under Mike Brey, the Irish have compiled a 15-3 record in conference home openers (losses to Villanova, 1/6/2002, Syracuse, 1/11/2006, and Pittsburgh, 1/9/2016) and 13-5 record in overall conference openers.

NOTRE DAME VS. NC STATE - BY THE NUMBERS

1

The Irish lead the ACC in free throw percentage (.769) and are 55-64 (.859) from the line over the team’s last three victories. Notre Dame led the NCAA and set a school record in 2016-17 (.800).

2

Notre Dame is looking to begin an ACC season 2-0 for the second consecutive year and third time in five seasons of ACC competition.     

4

Mike Brey is the fourth-longest tenured head coach among power five conference teams - now in his 18th season at Notre Dame. Jim Boeheim (42), Mike Krzyzewski (38) and Tom Izzo (23) are the only other power five conference head coaches with a longer tenure at their current institution.

7

Notre Dame leads the all-time series with NC State 7-4 and the Irish are 3-1 vs. the Wolfpack as ACC members.

13.6

Points-per-game average for junior Rex Pflueger over Notre Dame’s last three victories, while also averaging 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

17

Notre Dame improved to 17-1 in ‘return games’ (first game after the Christmas break) under Mike Brey with the victory over Georgia Tech on December 30.

22

The four-year Notre Dame senior class (Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell, Martinas Geben and Matt Gregory) have won 22 ACC home games over the past four seasons - the fourth-best total in the conference over that stretch.

31

Senior forward Bonzie Colson has scored in double figures in 31 consecutive games and leads all current ACC players in career double-doubles (32) and rebounds (833).

38

ACC victories over the past three-plus seasons for Notre Dame, currently tied with Duke for the third-most in the conference. Virginia (41) and North Carolina (40) make up the ACC top four in wins over the past three-plus years.

48.3

Points-per-second-half average for the Irish over the past three victories (51 vs. Dartmouth, 49 vs. SE Louisiana and 45 vs. Georgia Tech).

833

Career rebounds for Bonzie Colson, which places him 12th in Notre Dame men’s basketball history and is sixth among all active Division 1 NCAA players. 

1,517

Career points scored by Bonzie Colson, just the eighth Notre Dame player to reach the 1,500-point, 800-rebound statistical milestone. He is one of sixth active in Division 1 to reach the 1,500-point 600-rebound level.





 

 

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