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Georgia Tech Preview - Five Things To Know

Feb. 24, 2017

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WHO: Notre Dame (21-7, 10-5 in ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (16-12, 7-8 in ACC)

WHAT: ESPNU Sunday Night ACC Hoops

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion (Sold Out)

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. ET

NATIONAL BROADCAST: ESPNU with Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Cory Alexander (analyst). 

RADIO BROADCAST: The Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network with Jack Nolan (play-by-play) and Zach Hillesland (analyst). You can listen online or via any Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network affiliate. The broadcast can also be heard on Sirius/XM Channel 81. 

Here are Five Things To Know about the Irish - Yellow Jacket match up - 

NOTRE DAME vs. GEORGIA TECH SERIES HISTORY:  

Notre Dame and Georgia Tech will be meeting for the 16th time on Sunday evening. Tech leads the all-time series 9-6, including a 62-60 last-second victory over the Irish on Jan. 28, 2017. Georgia Tech and Boston College are Notre Dame’s two dedicated repeat opponents each year in ACC competition.

NOTRE DAME VS. GEORGIA TECH 6-9 | home 5-2 | away 1-6 | neutral 0-1 | acc 4-3

Date

City

Site

ND rank

Opp rank

W/L

ND

Opp

2/22/1941

Notre Dame, IN

Fieldhouse

W

53

42

2/5/1966

Notre Dame, IN

Fieldhouse

L

61

75

2/4/1967

Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

L

87

102

1/30/1969

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

nr / 16

W

71

52

1/17/1972

Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

L

62

82

2/25/1989

Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

L

80

90

2/24/1990

Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

8 / 6

L OT

80

88

11/19/2007

+St. Thomas, V.I.

Sports and Fitness Center

L

69

70

1/11/2014

~Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

L

69

74

2/26/2014

~Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

W

65

62

1/3/2015

~Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

14 / 13

W 2OT

83

76

1/14/2015

~Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

12 / 12

W

62

59

1/13/2016

~Notre Dame, IN

Purcell Pavilion

W

72

64

2/20/2016

~Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

19 /18

L

62

63

1/28/2017

~Atlanta, GA

McCamish Pavilion

14/12

L

60

62

+ - Paradise Jam | ~ - ACC Game


NOTRE DAME POSTS 10 CONFERENCE WINS FOR THE 11th TIME UNDER BREY:

With the victory at NC State on Feb. 18, 2017, Notre Dame has posted double-digit conference wins for the 11th time in Mike Brey’s 17 years at Notre Dame. Here is a breakdown of Notre Dame’s conference seasons with 10-or-more wins, final regular-season finish and what kind, if any, of tournament bye was earned.

Season

Conference

Conference Wins

Conference Losses

Conference Regular-Season Finish

Tourney Bye Earned

2000-01

Big East

11

5

West-1

Single

2001-02

Big East

10

6

West-2

Single

2002-03

Big East

10

6

West-4

None

2006-07

Big East

11

5

4

Single

2007-08

Big East

14

4

3

Single

2009-10

Big East

10

8

7

Double

2010-11

Big East

14

4

2

Double

2011-12

Big East

13

5

3

Double

2014-15

ACC

14

4

3

Double

2015-16

ACC

11

7

4

Double

2016-17

ACC

10

5

TBA

TBA


20 WINS A TRADITION FOR BREY AT NOTRE DAME:

For the 13th time in 17 seasons and 10th time in the past 11 seasons, Notre Dame has reached the 20-win mark for the year.

That matches the school record for 20-win seasons at Notre Dame with Digger Phelps, who posted 20 wins 13 times in his 20 years as head coach with the Irish.

Head Coach

20-Win Seasons

Total Seasons at Notre Dame

Mike Brey

13

17

Digger Phelps

13

20

George E. Keogan

4

19

John Dee

4

7

John Jordan

3

13

Moose Krause

1

7

Matt Doherty

1

1


IRISH EXTEND THREE-YEAR WIN MARK RECORD:

Notre Dame’s victory at NC State on Feb. 18, 2017, pushed the program’s win record over the past three seasons to 77. The Irish already posted the best two-year stretch of victories last season, winning 56 combined games in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Season 1

Wins

Season 2

Wins

Season 3

Wins

Total

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

2016-17

21

77

2010-11

27

2011-12

22

2012-13

25

74

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

71

2008-09

21

2009-10

23

2010-11

27

71


NOTRE DAME vs. GEORGIA TECH - BY THE NUMBERS: 

1.68

Assist-to-turnover ratio for Notre Dame this sesason, the second-best in the nation behind UCLA (1.85).

4

Notre Dame boasts the best win streak in the ACC entering the game with Georgia Tech, having won its last four conference games. The Irish also began the conference campaign with five consecutive victories, the best conference start in school history.

5

The Irish lead the ACC in conference road victories this season (5-3).

6

Junior Bonzie Colson ranks in the top 10 of six statiscial categories ranked by the ACC each week. He ranks first in rebounds (10.5) and defensive rebounds (7.64), third in field goal percentage (.521), fifth in offensive rebounds (2.89), sixth in blocked shots (1.43), and 10th in free throw percentage (.809).

10.5

Rebounds-per-game average for Bonzie Colson, which leads the ACC and is 11th in the country (as of Feb. 23). Colson also leads the ACC in overall double-doubles (16) and 10-rebound performances (17).

11

Notre Dame has posted 11 double-digit wins in conference in 17 years under Mike Brey, including three of the four years the Irish have been a part of the ACC.

13

20-win seasons in 17 years as the head coach at Notre Dame for Mike Brey, matching the school-record for 20-win seasons (see page 3 for more details).

16

Notre Dame has shot at least 80 percent from the free throw line 16 times this season, including a 10-of-12 performance (.833) at NC State.

46

Three-point shooting percentage (.462) over the past four games - all victories for Notre Dame - by senior V.J. Beachem. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native has shot 18-39 from behind the arc in the past four games and is averaging 17.8 ppg.

81.6

Free-throw percentage for Notre Dame this season, the best in the nation.

82.2

NCAA record free throw shooting percentage by Harvard in 1984. The Irish are in the running to threaten that mark this season (ND is currently shooting 81.6) and could set a new ACC single-season record (.799 by NC State in 2004).

92.0

Free throw percentage for Steve Vasturia this season, first in the ACC and sixth in the nation. 

305

Career assists for Steve Vasturia - the 19th ND player to amass 300 assists. Vasturia also has scored 1,319 points, becoming the 11th Irish player to score over 1,300 points and dish out 300 assists. Vasturia joins Chris Thomas (2001-05) as the only Notre Dame player to score 1,300 points, post 300 assists and shoot over .850 from the free throw line.

377

Victories at Notre Dame for head coach Mike Brey, the second-most in Notre Dame history and 16 away from the all-time record (393).

1,000

Steve Vasturia, V.J. Beachem and Bonzie Colson have all reached 1,000 career points this season - the first time since 1991-92 three Irish players have reached that milestone in the same year (see page 5 for more details).


 

 

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