Jan. 14, 2005
Week Six (#39-#44)
12 Days of a Notre Dame Basketball Christmas (#27-#39)
Week Five (#21-25)
Week Four (#16 - #20)
Week Three (#11 - #15)
Week Two (#6 - #10)
Week One (#1 - #5)
#49 (Friday, Jan. 14, 2005)
Notre Dame Basketball Trivia
Other than Austin Carr, how many of the seven players who have scored more than 40 points in a game for Notre Dame can you name? Carr surpassed the 40-point mark and astonishing 23 times in his career, but seven other players have reached the 40-point mark 11 times. How many of them can you name?
The seven players are: Adrian Dantley (49 vs. Air Force, 44 vs. Northwestern, 41 vs. West Viriginia, 41 vs. LaSalle), Larry Sheffield (47 vs. Detroit, 41 vs. Indiana), Lloyd Aubrey (43 vs. Butler), Tom Hawkins (43 vs. Air Force), Bob Whitmore (43 vs. Butler), Monty Williams (42 vs. Valparaiso) and Collis Jones (40 vs. Butler).
Also - on this date in Notre Dame Basketball history -
Jan. 14, 1970 - Austin Carr becomes the first - and still only - player in school history to reach the 50-point mark during the 96-73 victory vs. DePaul. He converts 20 of 29 from the floor and 11 of 14 from the foul line for 51 points and would eclipse his own record five other times in 1969-70.
#50 (Monday, Jan. 17, 2005)
Thirty-one years to the week later, `100 Years of Notre Dame Basketball in 100 Days' will spend a whole week looking back at the greatest game in Irish basketball history - Jan. 19, 1974: Notre Dame 71, UCLA 70.
#48 (Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005)
Phelps' Irish End Marquette's Streak
January 13th - a day that Digger Phelps will forever remember and a date that the Marquette University basketball team would like to forget. On January 13, 1973, Phelps nabbed his first big signature victory when his 3-6 team stunned Marquette 71-69 to snap the Warriors' 81-game win streak.
Dwight Clay drilled the winning basket with two second remaining - a shot which earned him the nickname of "Ice Man" a full year before his legendary shot against UCLA. Gary Brokaw led the Irish with 28 points.
Phelps was not done with the Warriors on January 13th. Six years to the day later, the Irish toppled #13 Marquette 65-60 to move to number one in the nation. They would remain there for a school-record four weeks.
#47 (Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005)
Roosevelt Boots The Irish
The last time Notre Dame played a home game within the city limits of South Bend instead of on campus was Dec. 7, 1935. The removable floor of the Fieldhouse had been taken up in preparation for a visit by President Franklin Roosevelt, so the Irish played a doubleheader in the Studebaker Athletic Association gym in downtown South Bend.
The unfamiliar surroundings weren't a problem as Notre Dame downed Millikin 58-30 and St. Joseph's (Ind.) 71-22.
#46 (Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005)
Pipeline to the Pros III
Notre Dame has sent a vast number of players into the ABA, BAA, NBL and NBA over the years. Here is a look at some of the Irish players that have appeared for professional teams (alphabetical by last name, J - M).
Three NBA Seasons
Boston Celtics (1981-82), Chicago Bulls (1981-82, 1982-83), Indiana Pacers (1983-84)
Four ABA Seasons
Dallas Chaparrals (1971-72, 1972-73), Kentucky Colonels (1973-74), Memphis Sounds (1974-75), San Diego Conquistadors/Kentucky Colonels/Spirits of St. Louis (1975-76)
Eight NBA Seasons
Los Angeles Clippers (1986-87), Charlotte Hornets (1988-89), Denver Nuggets (1989-90), Phoenix Suns (1992-93), Cleveland Cavaliers (1993-94), San Antonio Spurs (1996-97)
15 NBA Seasons
Sacramento Kings (1985-86 through 1988-89), Boston Celtics (1988-89 through 1992-93), Phoenix Suns (1993-94 through 1996-97), Chicago Bulls (1997-98), Phoenix Suns (1998-99), Portland Trailblazers (1999-2000)
Two NBL Seasons
Indianapolis Kautskys (1946-47, 1947-48)
Two NBA Seasons
Fort Wayne Pistons (1948-49, 1949-50)
Four NBA Seasons
New York Knicks (1977-78 through 1979-80 and 1981-82)
Knight averaged 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the 1979-80 season.
Two NBA Seasons
New York Knicks (1947-48, 1948-49)
14 NBA Seasons
Cleveland Cavaliers (1980-81, 1981-82), Detroit Pistons (1981-82 through 1993-94)
Earned two NBA titles and four all-star berths with the Pistons.
Two NBA Seasons
St. Louis Hawks (1967-68), Milwaukee Bucks (1968-69)
Three ABA Seasons
Los Angeles Stars (1968-69), Indiana Pacers (1968-69, 1970-71)
One NBL Season
Akron Firestones (1938-39)
Three NBA Seasons
Golden State Warriors (2001-present)
Murphy was selected with the 14th overall pick by the Warriors in the 2001 NBA draft.
#45 (Monday, Jan. 10, 2005)
Legend of the Hardwood - Moose Krause
Edward "Moose" Krause is a legendary named at the University of Notre Dame and his passion and vision for the athletic department is a key component of its success - even to this day.
Today we concentrate on Krause's basketball career, which was dominating enough to earn him a spot in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976. A gifted passer with a keen court sense, Krause was the conduit for Notre Dame's offense during his career from 1931-34 - in the days when there was still a jump ball after every basket.
Krause was so dominant at his inside positioning that the defensive three-second rule was adopted in large part to limit his effect on the game. He scored 547 points in his career and led Notre Dame to a 54-12 record.
Notre Dame's first three-time consensus All-American, Krause returned to campus in 1942 as an assistant basketball coach to George Keogan. Keogan's unexpected death in 1943 pushed Krause to head coach - where he would win 98 games in six seasons.
Krause moved on to become Notre Dame's Athletic Director in 1949 - a position he held for 32 years. He passed away on Dec. 10, 1992.
Did you know? Krause was college basketball's second three-time All-American. The first was Purdue's John Wooden.