Troy Murphy and the Irish
take on Seton Hall Tuesday.
Men's Basketball Prepares to Battle Seton Hall
Irish host the Pirates Tuesday.
January 18, 1999
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-9, 3-4)
SETON HALL Pirates (11-5, 5-2)
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 1999
Place: Jocye Center (11,418), Notre Dame, IN
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Television: ESPN Regional Televison (John Sanders, Tim McCormick). To be seen in the South Bend area on TCI of Michiana and also on WAV-TV in Indianapolis, WLNY-TV and CNS Cable in New York City, NESN Sports in New England, Fox Sports Florida, CNS Cable in Baltmore and Midwest SportsChannel in Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
Live Radio: Host Communications Inc. (Jack Lorri, Jack Nolan) originates the Notre Dame Radio Network (includes WNDV-1490 AM and 92.9 FM in South Bend, WEFM-95.9 FM in Michigan City and WGON-860 in Marion and selected games on WMAQ-670 AM in Chicago)
TONIGHT'S GAME: The University of Notre Dame basketball team tries to break a two-game losing streak tonight as it takes on Seton Hall. The Irish return to the Joyce Center floor after playing three-straight road games and have not played at home since Jan. 7. Notre Dame also plays at home on Saturday at 12 p.m. EST against Rutgers.
The Irish are coming off an 85-58 defeat to Villanova on Saturday at the First Union Center in Philadelphia - a contest in which the Wildcats took control of the game early by scoring the first 18 points of the contest.
Freshman forward Harold Swanagan (Hopkinsville, Kent.) came off the bench to register a career-high 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the first double-double of his collegiate career.
Seton Hall brings an 11-5 mark into the game and had the weekend off. The Pirates last action came on Jan. 13 with a 63-58 win at home against West Virginia.
THE NOTRE DAME-SETON HALL SERIES: Notre Dame and Seton Hall have met six previous times and the series is tied at 3-3. Since Notre Dame joined the BIG EAST Conference in the 1995-96 season, the series is tied at 2-2. The two teams played just once last year as Seton Hall took a 64-58 win at the Continental Airlines Arena on Jan. 17, 1998. Pat Garrity led the way for the Irish with 37 points while three Seton Hall players scored in double figures - Shaheen Holloway with 17, Rimas Kaukenas with 16 and Duane Jordan with 10.
INJURY UPDATE: Last Thursday's Notre Dame practice at the Joyce Center was a costly one in terms of injuries. Freshman forward Troy Murphy (Morristown, N.J.) sprained his left ankle during the practice, missed the Villanova game and will not play tonight. Freshman forward David Graves (Lexington, Kent.) suffered a sprained shoulder in that practice, but was able to start the Villanova game. Senior guard Dennis Carroll (LaGrange, Ill.) continues to be out of action with a separated shoulder suffered in practice on Jan. 10.
FRESHMEN SCORING: Murphy and Graves are the two-leading scorers for the Irish this season at 18.2 and 13.3 points per game, respectively. Of the 1,346 points scored this season by the Irish, 40.8% of them (549) have been scored by that duo. When you add freshman forward Harold Swanagan to the mix, 659 (49.0%) of the Irish points this year have been scored by freshmen. In all, Notre Dame players have recorded double figure scoring 61 times this season and 32 have been from freshmen.
IRISH NOTCH EARLY BIG EAST ROAD WINS: Notre Dame opened its 1998-99 BIG EAST schedule with an 83-80 win at Providence on Dec. 8, 1998, and improved to 2-0 in BIG EAST road games following the win at Miami on Jan. 9. The Irish won once on the road in BIG EAST games in its first two years in the conference, beating St. John's at Madison Square Garden in 1996 and beating Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in 1997. Notre Dame won three BIG EAST road games in 1997-98, with another win at Syracuse in addition to victories at West Virginia and Pittsburgh.
THE WIN OVER MIAMI: Notre Dame shot 56.5 percent (24 for 43) from the field in the 71-68 win over Miami on Jan. 9, becoming the first team in 39 games to shoot better than 50 percent against the Hurricanes. The last team to shoot as well against Miami was Michigan, which shot 59.6 percent on March 13, 1997 in second round of the National Invitation Tournament. The last team to shoot more than 50 percent in the regular season was St. John's, which shot 57.1 percent on Feb. 22, 1997.
SWANAGAN GETS CAREER HIGH VS. 'NOVA: Swanagan had a career-high 22 points coming off the bench in last Saturday's game against Villanova. Swanagan also added a career-high 15 rebounds in the game, eight of them off the offensive end. He has seen his playing time increase since the beginning of the Great Alaska Shootout. In the first three games of the season prior to the tournament, he was playing just 6.7 minutes per game. Since the tournament began, Swanagan is averaging 18.3 minutes per game. Swanagan has scored in double figures in five games during his freshman year and against tough competition -Duke, Indiana, Providence, Connecticut and Villanova. Swanagan scored a then-career high 17 points against the Blue Devils in the first round of Great Alaska Shootout and then had a career high 10 rebounds vs. Southern Utah. Against Indiana, Swanagan had another solid performance with 11 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action. In the win over Providence, Swanagan scored 13 points. Swanagan came off the bench in the Connecticut game on Jan. 12 and was the team's leading scorer with 15 points.
MURPHY AND DOUBLE FIGURES: Murphy has started his collegiate career by scoring in double figures in 16 of the 17 contests that he has played this year, including five double-double performances - 21 points and 17 rebounds vs. Alaska-Anchorage, 23 points and 16 rebounds vs. Indiana, 30 points, 11 rebounds vs. Providence, 27 points and 14 rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky and 30 points and 10 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh. Murphy had scored in double figures in the first 12 games of the season before scoring just five points against Syracuse.
Since freshmen became eligible to play in 1970-71, no Irish freshman had ever scored in double figures in his first 12 career games. The last time a Notre Dame player scored in double figures in his first nine college games was LaPhonso Ellis in 1988-89. Ellis wound up averaging 13.5 points per game as a frosh. Ellis is the ninth-leading scorer in school history with 1,505 career points.
MURPHY SETS BIG EAST RECORD: Murphy's 30 points against Providence tied a BIG EAST record for most points by an individual in their first conference game. Allen Iverson of Georgetown also had 30 points in his first game - against Providence on December 7, 1994.
Murphy also scored 30 points vs. Pittsburgh last Tuesday and is the first player in BIG EAST history to score 30 points or more in two conference games during a freshman year.
MURPHY SIXTH NATIONALLY AMONG FRESHMEN: Murphy is the sixth-leading scorer in the country among freshmen players at 18.2 points per game and is just 1.6 points per game behind the leader through games of Jan. 15. Devin Brown of Texas-San Antonio leads the freshmen class at 19.8 points per game.
MURPHY HONORED BY BIG EAST FOR FIFTH TIME: For the fourth time in the last five weeks and for the fifth week of the year, Murphy was named the BIG EAST Conference rookie of the week on Jan. 11, sharing the honor with Rutgers' Dahntay Jones. Murphy averaged 20.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in Notre Dame's three games last week against Pittsburgh, Villanova and Miami. He tied his career-high with 30 points in the win over the Panthers. Murphy was first named on November 16 for his performance in Notre Dame's opening two games, on December 14 for his performance in the Providence game, on December 21 for his performance in the Eastern Kentucky game and on December 28 for his performance in the St. Francis (N.Y.) game. The awards mark the first time in Notre Dame's four-year history as a BIG EAST member that an Irish player had been named the rookie of the week.
Murphy has either led or tied Notre Dame in scoring in eight of the last 11 games he has played in and in 12 of 17 contests.
MURPHY RECOGNIZED BY BASKETBALL NEWS, BIG EAST BRIEFS: Murphy was selected as the newcomer of the year in the BIG EAST Conference by Basketball News in the publication's annual preseason yearbook. Murphy also was named the BIG EAST preseason newcomer of the year by BIG EAST Briefs newsletter. Murphy was named his team's most valuable player last spring at the prestigious Capital Classic in Washington, D.C., where he had 18 points and 21 rebounds in the postseason game.
IRISH WIN STREAK LONGEST IN MACLEOD ERA: Notre Dame's recent five-game win streak was the longest under eighth-year head coach John MacLeod and the longest since the 1987-88 campaign. Before Syracuse, the Irish had not lost since dropping a 76-72 overtime decision at home to Indiana on December 1.
IRISH STARTERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES: In the Irish win against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Dec. 27, all five Irish starters scored in double figures for the second-straight game as Murphy and Wyche each scored 20 points, sophomore guard Martin Ingelsby (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Graves chipped in 18 points apiece while Hickey added points. Against Stetson on December 21, all five starters were in double figures for the first time this season. That game marked the first time since Notre Dame's 84-73 victory over Xavier on January 21, 1995 at the Joyce Center that all five Irish starters were in double figures (Jason Williams-19; Ryan Hoover-16; Marcus Young-13; Pat Garrity-12; and Lamarr Justice-10). Four Notre Dame starters scored in double figures against Syracuse (Graves-15; Hickey-14; Wyche-11; Ingelsby-10).
GRAVES NETS FRESHMAN HIGH: Graves scored a career-high 29 points against Southern Utah in the Great Alaska Shootout. Before Murphy had 30 points against Providence and Pittsburgh, Graves' 29 points was the most by a Notre Dame freshman since Adrian Dantley had 41 points against West Virginia in 1973-74.
TWO FRESHMEN STARTERS: Notre Dame had two freshmen start the opening game against Miami of Ohio with Murphy and Graves. It marked the first time since the 1982-83 opener that the Irish have two freshmen starting a season-opening game. In that season, Notre Dame started Tim Kempton and Ken Barlow as the Irish beat Stonehill by a 74-60 count. Kempton scored nine points and Barlow had 14.
INGELSBY NETS CAREER HIGH: Ingelsby scored a career-high 20 points vs. Eastern Kentucky on December 19, including an eight-for-nine performance from the free throw line. Ingelsby, a member of the BIG EAST all-rookie team last year, had a previous career-high 16 points vs. Florida International last season. He turned in another 16-point performance in the win over Miami (Jan. 9). Ingelsby leads Notre Dame with 81 assists this season and has turned the ball over just 46 times in 501 minutes of action or just once every 10.9 minutes of action. Ingelsby had eight assists and no turnovers in 25 minutes of action in the win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 5). Last season, Ingelsby had 150 assists, the ninth-highest in school history.
INGELSBY GETTING HIS POINTS FROM THE LINE: Martin Ingelsby leads the team in free throw percentage (84.8%) having made 39 of 46 attempts this season. Last season, Ingelsby was just 14-23 (60.9%) from the line in 27 games.
DILLON RECORDS ASSIST HIGH: Notre Dame junior guard Jimmy Dillon (Philadelphia, Penn.) had a career-high seven assists in Notre Dame's win over Providence and also came off the bench to play a career-high 35 minutes. Previously, the most minutes Dillon had played in one game was 21 and his previous assist high was six, which he had accomplished twice. Dillon is averaging 15.1 minutes of playing time this season, while he entered the season with a career average of 9.5 minutes per game.
HICKEY GETS THIRD DOUBLE-DOUBLE OF SEASON: Hickey recorded his third double-double of the season on Jan. 5, against Pittsburgh as he had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Hickey also had 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Syracuse and 10 points and 10 rebounds against St. Francis (N.Y.). The senior has scored in double figures in four of the past eight games and eight times this season. Hickey is currently in fourth place on the Irish career list for blocked shots with 68 while LaPhonso Ellis (1988-92) is the career leader with 200 while Matt Gotsch (1993-96) had 97 and Orlando Woolridge (1977-81) had 80.
BIG EAST LEADERS: Here is where Irish players and the Notre Dame team stand in the latest BIG EAST statistics through Jan. 17.
Name Category Overall Games BIG EAST Games
Troy Murphy Scoring 4th/18.2 (first among rookies) 6th/17.7
Rebounding 2nd/8.9 (first among rookies) t2nd/9.0
FG Pct. 2nd/53.0 (first among rookies) 10th/44.2
Blocks t12th/1.00 11th/1.17
Def. Reb. 1st/6.06 2nd/58.3
Off. Reb. 10th/2.88 t7th/3.17
In overall games, the Notre Dame team is fourth in scoring offense (74.8 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (47.1%) and second in assists per game (17.44). Murphy's 17 rebounds vs. Alaska-Anchorage are tied as the most in a single game for a BIG EAST player this season.
David Graves FT Pct. 6th/79.0 9th/76.9
Phil Hickey Rebounding 15th/6.2 -
Def. Reb. 9th/4.33 -
Martin Ingelsby Assists 7th/4.50 -
Ast./TO Ratio 6th/1.76 t15th/1.35
Antoni Wyche FT Pct. 13th/75.0 -
In BIG EAST games, the Irish are fourth in field goal percentage (46.1%), tied for third in assists (16.43) and fourth in rebounding defense (34.7). Notre Dame's 28 assists against Pittsburgh are the most in a single BIG EAST game. Murphy's 21 field goal attempts against Pittsburgh are tied as the most in a single BIG EAST game. Murphy is third in the league in double-double in overall games with five.
IRISH INK TWO: Matt Carroll, a 6-5 1/2 guard from Horsham, Penn., and Hatboro-Horsham High School, and Mike Monserez, a 6-5 guard from Moeller High School and Cincinnati, Ohio, signed National Letters of Intent on November 11, 1998, to enroll at the University of Notre Dame next fall and play for head coach John MacLeod's basketball team.
Carroll averaged 23.6 points per game as a junior in high school and added 8.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. He is ranked No. 30 in the country among high school seniors by All-Star Sports and its publisher Bob Gibbons and No. 67 by Future Stars.
Carroll was named all-area and all-league for his first three years in high school and was named the 1988 state player of the year in Pennsylvania.
In the summer of 1998, Carroll was a member of the USA Basketball men's junior world championship qualifying team, which won the gold medal at the COPABA junior world championship qualifying tournament. Carroll averaged 6.5 points per game in the tournament and 2.0 rebounds.
Monserez led Moeller to an 18-4 record in his junior year and the team finished ninth in the Associated Press Ohio Division I poll after losing in the sectional finals. Monserez led the team with 12 points per game as a total of five Moeller players averaged in double figures. Monserez also averaged 7.5 assists per game, shot 38.5 percent from the three-point distance and 78 percent from the foul line.
He was named first team all-Southwestern Ohio by the AP, first team all-city by the Cincinnati Enquirer and co-player of the year in the Greater Catholic League of Cincinnati and Dayton.
IRISH ON TELEVISION: Notre Dame will once again make a number of appearances on national and local television this season. Notre Dame appears on ESPN twice (November 26 vs. Duke in Great Alaska Shootout and February 10 vs. Pittsburgh) and espn2 once (January 5 vs. Pittsburgh). Notre Dame games will also be televised on WNDU-TV in South Bend (remaining games: Jan. 16 vs. Villanova, Jan. 23 vs. Rutgers, Jan. 30 vs. Providence, Feb. 6 at Seton Hall and Feb. 14 at West Virginia), WBND-TV in South Bend (Jan. 9 at Miami and Feb. 28 vs. Boston College) and TCI of Michiana (remaining games: Jan. 12 at Connecticut, Jan. 19 vs. Seton Hall, Feb. 17 at Syracuse, Feb. 21 vs. West Virginia and Feb. 24 at St. John's) as part of the ESPN Regional television package.
LAST NOTRE DAME GAME
Notre Dame (70)
Player min fg fga ft fta reb ast pf tp
Graves 22 1 11 2 3 5 4 0 4
Palmer 26 3 7 2 2 4 1 3 9
Hickey 19 1 7 3 4 3 0 1 5
Wyche 27 3 10 0 0 0 0 1 6
Ingelsby 28 2 8 0 0 1 2 1 5
Kloska 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Rainey 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dillon 23 1 2 0 1 2 4 1 2
Krizmanich 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Swanagan 31 8 11 6 10 15 0 1 22
Owens 15 2 3 1 5 2 0 1 5
Totals 200 21 61 14 25 43 13 9 58
Player min fg fga ft fta reb ast pf tp
Lynch 26 4 7 0 0 4 4 2 11
Sales 20 2 4 4 4 5 5 1 8
Allen 26 7 10 0 0 5 1 2 14
Celestand 25 7 13 0 0 2 5 2 16
Brown 26 7 9 2 4 4 2 2 19
Smith 19 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 2
Bosl 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medley 14 3 5 0 0 2 2 1 8
Bigus 12 0 3 0 0 2 1 5 0
Grier 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Holley 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
Caouette 20 3 7 0 0 8 1 1 7
Lee 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0
Totals 200 34 68 6 8 41 23 21 85
Halftime - Villanova 43, Notre Dame 27
Turnovers - Notre Dame 21, Villanova 14
Three-Point Field Goals - ND 2-14 (Graves 0-2, Palmer 1-3, Wyche 0-3, Inglesby 1-4, Dillon 0-1, Krizmanich 0-1); V 11-25 (Lynch 3-5, Celestand 2-5, Brown 3-4, Smith 0-1, Medley 2-3, Grier 0-2, Holley 0-1, Caouette 1-4).
Attendance - 17,043
NOTRE DAME/SETON HALL SERIES
Series: Tied, 3-3
Current Streak: SH, 2
BIG EAST Games (since '95-'96): Tied, 2-2
At Notre Dame: ND, 3-0
At Seton Hall: SH, 3-0
1997-98 Meetings: at SH, SH, 64-58
1998-99 ND SCHEDULE/RESULTS
N.13 MIAMI (OHIO) L, 65-76
N.15 YALE W, 64-62
N.21 at Vanderbilt L, 63-68
N.25-28 at Carrs Great Alaska Shootout
N.26 vs. (1/1) Duke L, 82-111
N.27 at Alaska-Anch. L ,82-88 (OT)
N.28 vs. Southern Utah W, 81-77
D.1 (16/16) INDIANA L, 72-76 (OT)
D.5 CENTRAL MICHIGAN W, 83-56
D.8 * at Providence W, 83-80
D.19 EASTERN KENTUCKY W, 82-77
D.21 STETSON W, 79-55
D.27 ST. FRANCIS (NY) W, 99-88
D.29 * (22/22) SYRACUSE L, 63-75
J.5 * PITTSBURGH W, 87-64
J.7 * VILLANOVA L, 62-93
J.9 * at Miami (Fla.) W, 71-68
J.12 * at (1/1) Connecticut L, 70-101
J.16 * at Villanova L, 58-85
J.19 * SETON HALL 7:30 p.m.
J.23 * RUTGERS 12:00 p.m.
J.27 * at Boston College 7:30 p.m.
J.30 * PROVIDENCE 12:00 p.m.
F.6 * at Seton Hall 12:00 p.m.
F.10 * GEORGETOWN 9:00 p.m.
F.14 * at West Virginia 12:00 p.m.
F.17 * at Syracuse 7:30 p.m.
F.21 * WEST VIRGINIA 2:00 p.m.
F.24 * at St. John's 8:00 p.m.
F.28 * BOSTON COLLEGE 12:00 p.m.
M.3-6 at BIG EAST Tournament
Madison Sq. Garden (New York, NY)
* - Indicates BIG EAST Conference game
All times are EST
Numbers before opponent indicate AP and ESPN-USA Today rankings at time of game
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 23, vs. Rutgers, 12:00 p.m. EST (TV: WNDU-TV)
Next Home Game: Saturday, Jan. 23, vs. Rutgers, 12:00 p.m. EST (TV: WNDU-TV)
JOHN MacLEOD FILE
Notre Dame Record (Yrs.) 101-117 (8th)
Career College Record (Yrs.) 191-186 (14th)
NBA Record (Yrs.) 707-657 (18 seasons)
Career Record (Yrs.) 898-843 (32st)
BIG EAST STANDINGS
Through January 17
Conference GB Overall
1. Connecticut 7-0 - 15-0
2. St. John's 6-1 1.0 15-3
3. Miami 5-1 1.5 11-3
4. Seton Hall 5-2 2.0 11-5
5. Providence 5-3 2.5 12-5
6. Syracuse 4-3 3.0 12-4
7. Villanova 4-4 3.5 13-5
8. Notre Dame 3-4 4.0 9-9
Rutgers 3-4 4.0 10-6
10. West Virginia 2-6 5.5 7-10
11. Pittsburgh 1-5 5.5 9-7
12. Georgetown 1-6 6.0 8-8
13. Boston College 0-7 7.0 3-12
Tuesday, January 19
West Virginia at Georgetown, 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Villanova, 7:00 p.m.
Seton Hall at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20
Connecticut at Miami, 7:00 p.m.
St. John's at Providence, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 21
Boston College at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 23
Rutgers at Notre Dame, 12:00 p.m.
Providence at Arkansas, 1:30 p.m.
Villanova at West Virginia, 4:00 p.m.
Georgetown at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.
Seton Hall at Connecticut, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 24
Duke at St. John's, 12:00 p.m.
Miami at Boston College, 1:00 p.m.
South Carolina at Syracuse, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 25
Connecticut at Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m.
Duqusene vs. Pittsburgh, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26
Villanova at Providence, 8:00 p.m.
LAST TIME AGAINST SETON HALL
Seton Hall 64, Notre Dame 58
January 17, 1998
Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
Notre Dame (64)
Player min fg fga ft fta reb ast pf tp
Manner 29 1 4 0 3 10 1 2 2
Garrity 40 12 22 12 14 13 1 3 37
Hickey 30 3 11 0 3 15 0 3 6
Wyche 25 2 6 0 0 2 1 5 4
Ingelsby 37 1 8 0 0 3 7 4 3
Friel 21 2 8 0 0 2 0 4 6
Rainey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Williamson 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dillon 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rasmussen 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Palmer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 200 21 63 12 20 55 10 21 58
Seton Hall (64)
Player min fg fga ft fta reb ast pf tp
Jordan 36 4 6 2 4 8 0 2 10
Kaukenas 30 7 14 0 0 5 0 3 16
Williams 21 2 6 2 2 2 1 4 8
Holloway 40 4 20 8 14 7 9 2 17
Sanders 28 3 8 0 0 4 2 0 8
Cespedes 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Moore 16 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 3
Garrett 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kaba 13 0 1 2 2 6 0 3 2
Totals 200 21 61 14 22 38 13 17 64
Halftime - Seton Hall 31, Notre Dame 25
Turnovers - Notre Dame 14, Seton Hall 5
Three-Point Field Goals - ND 4-20 (Garrity 1-6, Wyche 0-3, Ingelsby 1-5, Friel 2-6); SH 8-27 (Kaukenas 2-7, Williams 2-2, Holloway 1-8, Sanders 2-5, Moore 1-4, Garrett 0-1).
Attendance - 8,274
NOTRE DAME STARTING LINE:
No. Player Pos Ht. Wt. Class PPG RPG Other Notes:
34 David Graves SF 6-5 211 Fr. 13.3 3.6 19-54 3-pters. 13 double figure scoring games
44 Todd Palmer F 6-6 220 Jr. 2.5 1.6 70.6 FT% First collegiate start vs. Villanova
55 Phil Hickey C 6-11 272 Sr. 8.1 6.2 44.3 FG% Three double-double in last seven games
4 Antoni Wyche SG 6-5 196 Sr. 11.6 2.4 29.5 3-FG% 12 double-figure scoring games
24 Martin Inglesby PG 5-11 171 So. 8.6 1.7 81 assists Eight assists in four games
NOTRE DAME OFF THE BENCH:
No. Player Pos Ht. Wt. Class PPG RPG Other Notes:
3 Troy Murphy PF 6-9 225 Fr. 18.2 8.9 53.0 FG% Out with sprained ankle
15 Paul Rainey F 6-1 191 Sr. 0.8 0.8 7.0 mins./game Career-high 21 minutes vs. Providence
21 Jimmy Dillon G 6-2 171 Jr. 3.6 1.2 44 assists Career-high seven assists vs. Providence
22 Dennis Carroll G 6-5 207 Sr. 1.4 0.4 5 assists Out with separated shoulder
42 Harold Swanagan F 6-6 242 Fr. 6.1 4.2 59.7 FG% Career highs - 22 pts, 15 rebs. vs. Villanova
43 Skylard Owens F 6-4 210 Jr. 1.7 2.0 62.5 FG% Career-high seven points vs. Connecticut
HEAD COACH JOHN MacLEOD
Notre Dame head coach John MacLeod (Bellarmine '59), the 1997 BIG EAST Conference coach of the year, is in his eighth season in charge of the Irish program. MacLeod, who led the Irish to the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament in '92 and the quarterfinals of that event in '97, has an overall record of 101-117 in his tenure at Notre Dame and an overall record of 191-186 in 13 years as a collegiate head coach as MacLeod was also the head coach at Oklahoma for six seasons from 1967-73.
MacLeod was a head coach in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons (Phoenix Suns from 1973-87, Dallas Mavericks from 1987-90 and the New York Knicks from 1990-91). MacLeod has an overall mark of 707-657 as an NBA coach.
AGAINST RANKED TEAMS
Notre Dame has played a total of 46 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press poll during John MacLeod's tenure as Irish coach. Notre Dame has defeated two ranked teams last season with an 83-63 win over No. 15/15 Syracuse on January 21, 1998, and a 74-72 win over No. 20/21 West Virginia on Jan. 15, 1998. The last time Notre Dame beat a top 10 team was Feb. 5, 1994, a 79-63 win over No. 4 UCLA.
The Notre Dame athletic department has its own Web site for varsity athletics, in conjunction with the Fans Only Network of Carlsbad, Calif. It includes media guides, press releases, game notes, statistics and other information distributed to the media - plus results from each athletic contest are updated daily. Access the site at www.und.com.
For men's basketball, the site also includes RealAudio broadcasts of all games, updated real-time statistics for all home games and audio updates from the Notre Dame coaching staff.
JOHN MacLEOD SHOW
The John MacLeod show is broadcast each week during the basketball season and features game highlights, player interviews, player tips and trivia contests. The show, produced in conjunction with Host Communications, features John MacLeod and Jack Nolan of WNDU-TV in South Bend and the color commentator for Notre Dame basketball on the radio. The show can be seen on WNDU-TV, Fox Sports Chicago and various Fox Sports outlets throughout the country.
THE JOYCE CENTER
The Joyce Center is in its 31st season of use by the Notre Dame basketball team and the Irish have an overall record of 365-108 (.771) in the building. Of the 473 games played at the Joyce Center, 203 have been sellouts.
IRISH RADIO NETWORK
Host Communications, Inc., originates the Notre Dame basketball radio network for the 11th year in 1998-99. Jack Lorri will once again handle play-by-play duties and this season will mark his 30th year of announcing Irish games. Jack Nolan handles the color commentary.
WMAQ-AM radio will carry Notre Dame basketball games in the Chicago market for the next two seasons as part of the network originated by Universal Sports America, an affiliate of Host Communications, Inc.
Remaining Notre Dame basketball games on WMAQ this season include: Sat., Jan. 16, at Villanova; Tues., Jan. 19, vs. Seton Hall; Sat., Jan. 23, vs. Rutgers; Sat., Jan. 30, vs. Providence; Sat., Feb. 6, at Seton Hall; Sun., Feb. 14, vs. West Virginia; Sun., Feb. 28, vs. Boston College; Wed.-Sat., March 3-6, BIG EAST Tournament, TBA.
WMAQ-AM (670), with its 50,000-watt clear channel signal, covers a larger geographic area than any other radio station in Chicago. WMAQ's other sports properties include the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks - and WMAQ is also affiliated with CNN Radio.
Others stations on the network include: WNDU 1490 AM and 92.9 FM in South Bend and WLUV 96.7 FM and 1520 AM in Rockford, Ill.
Notre Dame Basketball Biography Updates
3 * Troy Murphy
Forward, Freshman, 6-9, 225, Morristown, NJ (Delbarton)
Freshman forward who started the first 17 games of the season ... missed the Villanova game due to a sprained left ankle suffered in practice last Thursday and will miss tonight's game vs. Seton Hall ... is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Irish at 18.2 points per game and 8.9 rebounds .... tied his career high by scoring 30 points in win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 5) ... through games of Jan. 13, is the sixth-leading freshmen scorer in the country ... has been named the BIG EAST rookie of the week five times (four out of the last six weeks) - once on Nov. 17, on Dec. 14 , on Dec. 21, on Dec. 28 and most recently on Jan. 11 as he shared the award ... first honor came after opening week of season after scoring 19 points in collegiate debut vs. Miami of Ohio (Nov. 13) and 16 points vs. Yale (Nov. 15) ... second honor came after scoring 30 points with 11 rebounds in Notre Dame's BIG EAST Conference-opening win over Providence (Dec. 8) ... the 30 points vs. the Friars tied a BIG EAST record for most points by an individual in first career conference games ... tied record of Allen Iverson of Georgetown, who also scored 30 points vs. Providence on Dec. 7, 1994 ... was eight-of-15 from free throw line vs. the Friars, but made four-straight free throws in the last 15 seconds of the contest ... third honor came after scoring 27 points vs. Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 19) ... fourth honor came after averaging 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in wins over Stetson and St. Francis ... the fifth honor came after the Pittsburgh game and scoring 17 points vs. Villanova (Jan. 7) and 13 in win at Miami (Jan. 9) ... is the first BIG EAST player to score 30 or more points in two different conference games in freshman season ... scored double figures in first 12 games becoming the first Notre Dame freshman ever to score in double figures in first 12 career games since freshmen became eligible in 1970-71 ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in overall games, is fourth in scoring (first among newcomers), second in rebounding (first among newcomers), second in field goal percentage at 53.0%, tied for 12th in blocks at 1.00 per game, first in defensive rebounding at 6.06 per game and is tenth in offensive rebounding at 2.88 per game ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in BIG EAST games, is sixth in scoring (second among newcomers) at 17.7, tied for second in rebounding at 9.0, tenth in field goal percentage at 44.2%, 11th in blocks at 1.17, second in defensive rebounding at 5.83 per game and is tied for seventh in offensive rebounding at 31.7 ... has recorded a double-double in five games this season with 21 points and 17 rebounds vs. Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 27), 23 points and 16 rebounds vs. Indiana (Dec. 10), 27 points and 14 rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 19), 30 points and 10 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh and the Providence game ... was named the BIG EAST newcomer of the year by Basketball News and BIG EAST Briefs.
Season and Career Highs
30 points in two games
17 rebounds vs. Alaska-Anchorage, 11/27/98
4 assists vs. St. Francis, 12/27/98
34 * David Graves
Forward, Freshman, 6-5, 211, Lexington, KY (Lexington Catholic)
Freshman forward who has started all 18 games ... is the second-leading scorer for the Irish at 13.3 points per game ... has proven to be a threat from three-point field goal range with 35.2 shooting percentage from that range (19-of-54) ... second on team in free-throw shooting percentage at 79.0% (49-of-62) ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in overall games, is sixth in free throw percentage ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in BIG EAST games, is tied ninth in free throw percentage at 76.9% ... has scored in double figures in 11 games ... his 29 points vs. Southern Utah was the most for an Irish freshman since Adrian Dantley had 41 points against West Virginia in '73-'74 (before Murphy had 30 vs. Providence and Pittsburgh) ... had 21 points in win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 5) and 13 in win over Miami (Jan. 9) and now has 13 double figure scoring effort of the season ... scored 17 points in BIG EAST-opening victory vs. Providence (Dec. 8), as three Irish freshmen combined for 60 points ... scored 18 points vs. St. Francis (Dec. 27).
Season and Career Highs
29 points vs. Alaska-Anchorage, 11/27/98
8 rebounds vs. Miami, 1/9/99
4 assists in five games
4 * Antoni Wyche
Guard, Senior, 6-5, 196, Ballston Lake, NY (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons)
Senior captain who has started all 18 games at the shooting guard position ... has scored in double figures in 12 games this season and has connected on 23 of 78 three point field goal attempts this season ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) for all games, is 13th in free-throw percentage at 75.0% ... lead team in scoring with 18 points in win over Miami (Jan. 9) ... scored a career-high 21 points against Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 27) and tied a career-high with six assists vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 21) ... tied for game-high scoring honors against St. Francis (Dec. 27) connecting on seven-of-nine shots from the field.
Career Highs Season Highs
21 points vs. Alaska-Anchorage, 11/27/98 21 points vs. Alaska-Anchorage, 11/27/98
8 rebounds vs. Connecticut, 2/17/98 6 rebounds vs. Syracuse, 12/29/98
6 assists in three games 6 assists vs. Vanderbilt, 11/21/98
55 * Phil Hickey
Center, Senior, 6-11, 272, Wellsboro, PA (Wellsboro)
Senior captain who has started all 18 games at center ... has posted three double-doubles in the past six games with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. St. Francis (Dec. 27), 14 points and 10 rebounds against Syracuse (Dec. 29) and 13 points and season-high 12 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh ... has scored in double figures in eight games this season, including a season-high 14 points against Syracuse ... has 14 blocked shots this season and currently has 68 in his career, good for fourth-place on the Irish career list ... is the second-leading rebounder on the Irish team at 6.2 per game ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in overall games, is 15th in rebounding and ninth in defensive rebounding at 4.33 per game.
Career Highs Season Highs
21 points vs. Boston College, 2/11/98 14 points vs. Syracuse, 12/29/98
15 rebounds vs. Seton Hall, 1/17/98 12 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh, 1/5/99
5 assists in two games 5 assists vs. Pittsburgh, 1/5/99
42 * Harold Swanagan
Forward, Freshman, 6-6, 242, Hopkinsville, KY (University Heights Academy)
Promising freshman who came off the bench in Saturday's game vs. Villanova and scored a career-high 22 points and registered a career-high 15 rebounds for the first double-double of his collegiate career ... played a career-high 31 minutes vs. the Wildcats ... in win against Providence (Dec. 8) had 13 points with four rebounds ... has come off the bench in all 18 games and is averaging 16.3 minutes of playing time per contest ... played a total of 30 minutes against the Friars ... has seen his playing time dramatically increase as the season has progressed ... averaged just 6.7 minutes of playing time per game in the first three contests of the season, but has averaged 17.5 minutes per game since then ... scored a then career-high 17 points vs. Duke (Nov. 26) in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout and also scored 11 points with nine rebounds vs. Indiana (Dec. 1) ... added 15 points with four rebounds vs. Connecticut (Jan. 12).
Season and Career Highs
22 points vs. Villanova, 1/16/99
15 rebounds vs. Villanova, 1/16/99
3 assists vs. Providence, 12/8/98
24 * Martin Ingelsby
Guard, Sophomore, 5-11, 171, Philadelphia, PA (Archbishop Carroll)
Has been the starting point guard for all 18 games this season ... scored a career-high 20 points vs. Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 21) ... shot 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from three point range in 16-point performance in win at Miami (Jan. 9) ... had eight points, eight assists and no turnovers in 25 minutes of action vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 5) ... leads the team in assists with 79 and has committed 43 turnovers this season (just one every 11.0 minutes of playing time)...in BIG EAST statistics (through games of Jan. 17) for overall games, is tied for seventh in assists and is sixth in assist/turnover ratio at 1.76 ... in BIG EAST statistics (through Jan. 17) in conference games, is 15th in assist/turnover ratio at 1.35 ... recorded 22 assists in three games at the Great Alaska Shootout, including eight vs. Alaska-Anchorage ... tied his season high with eight assists against Stetson (Dec. 23) ... had his first double-figure scoring effort of the season with 12 points against Central Michigan (Dec. 5) ... has scored in double figures in five of the last 10 games, including 18-point outing against St. Francis (Dec. 27).
Career Highs Season Highs
20 points vs. Eastern Kentucky, 12/19/98 20 points vs. Eastern Kentucky, 12/19/98
6 rebounds vs. Northeastern, 11/25/97 4 rebounds vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
12 assists vs. Indiana, 12/3/97 8 assists in four games
21 * Jimmy Dillon
Guard, Junior, 6-2, 171, Philadelphia, PA (Holy Ghost Prep)
Backup point guard for the Irish who has seen action in all 18 games this season, averaging 15.1 minutes per game ... tied his career high with nine points vs. Villanova (Jan. 7) ... played a career-high 35 minutes in win over Providence (Dec. 8) with career-high seven assists while turning the ball over just three times ... also scored seven points against the Friars ... scored six points vs. Indiana (Dec. 1), including layup basket at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime ... had a career-high nine points vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 21) ... entered the season with a career average of 9.5 minutes played per game.
Career Highs Season Highs
9 points in two games 9 points in two games
4 rebounds vs. Georgetown, 2/25/98 3 rebounds in two games
7 assists vs. Providence, 12/8/98 7 assists vs. Providence, 12/8/98
22 * Dennis Carroll
Forward, Senior, 6-5, 207, LaGrange, IL (Lyons Township)
Senior captain of Irish team that is in first year as a scholarship player ... is currently out of action with a separated shoulder suffered in practice on Jan. 10 ... played his first two seasons as a walk-on performer and then was on the Irish tennis team in '97-'98 before rejoining the basketball team this year ... has played in 13 games this season, scoring three points in four different games.
Career Highs Season Highs
4 points vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/5/94 3 points in four games
2 rebounds in two games 2 rebounds in two games
1 assist in five games 1 assist in four games
44 * Todd Palmer
Forward, Junior, 6-6, 220, Harrington Park, NJ (Don Bosco Prep)
Has played in 13 games this season and made his first career start on Saturday vs. Villanova ... had a career-high nine points vs. the Wildcats with four rebounds and an assist ... scored a six points against Pittsburgh (Jan. 5) ... scored three points against Central Michigan (Dec. 5), Stetson (Dec. 21) and St. Francis (Dec. 27) and two against Duke (Nov. 26), Villanova (Jan. 7) and Miami (Jan. 9) ... grabbed a career-high six rebounds versus Stetson ... also had four rebounds vs. St. Francis.
Career Highs Season Highs
9 points vs. Villanova, 1/16/99 9 points vs. Villanova, 1/16/99
6 rebounds vs. Stetson, 12/21/98 6 rebounds vs. Stetson, 12/21/98
2 assists vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98 2 assists vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
43 * Skylard Owens
Forward, Junior, 6-4, 210, Shreveport, LA (Loyola College Prep)
Walk-on forward who has played in all 18 games off the bench ... had a career-high seven points vs. Connecticut (Jan. 12) and also had four rebounds vs. the Huskies ... had five points with two rebuonds vs. Villanova on Saturday ... scored four points vs. Duke (Nov. 26) and had six rebounds vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 5) ... hit key layup vs. Providence (Dec. 8) with 3:16 left to play to extend Irish lead to six points.
Career Highs Season Highs
7 points vs. Connecticut, 1/12/99 7 points vs. Connecticut, 1/12/99
6 rebounds vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98 6 rebounds vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
1 assist in three games 1 assist vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
15 * Paul Rainey
Guard, Senior, 6-1, 191, Hattieville, AR (Wonderview)
Senior captain of team that is in his first year as a scholarship player ... has come off the bench in 15 games this season, including a career-high 21 minutes of action in win over Providence (Dec. 8) ... had four assists and two rebounds in game against the Friars ... scored four points with three rebounds in win over Central Michigan (Dec. 5).
Career Highs Season Highs
4 points vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98 4 points vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
3 rebounds vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98 3 rebounds vs. Central Michigan, 12/5/98
4 assists vs. Providence, 12/8/98 4 assists vs. Providence, 12/8/98