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Notre Dame vs. Duke - ACC Quarterfinal - Five Things To Know

March 8, 2018

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WHO: Notre Dame (20-13) vs. Duke (25-6) 

WHAT: 2018 ACC Championship Quarterfinal

WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET

TICKETS: Gain access via the Notre Dame Vivid Ticket Exchange

BROADCAST INFORMATION: 

ESPN2 national broadcast with Mike Couzens (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline). 

ACC Network broadcast with Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst). Available nation wide via ACC Network affiliates. 

Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network with Jack Nolan (play-by-play) and Zach Hillesland (analyst). Available locally at WSBT AM 960/FM 96.1 and worldwide on WatchND.tv.

Here are Five Things to Know about the Notre Dame - Duke Game... 

IRISH MEET DUKE IN A REMATCH OF THE 2017 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team (20-13, 8-10 ACC) continues its run in the ACC Championship with a matchup against No. 4 seed (and No. 5/4 national rank) Duke (25-6, 13-5) on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. ET.

NOTRE DAME - DUKE SERIES HISTORY

Notre Dame and Duke will be meeting for the 31st time on Wednesday afternoon, the second time this season and in the third consecutive ACC tournament. The Blue Devils bested the Irish 75-69 in last season’s ACC Championship game - a contest the Irish led by three points when All-American Bonzie Colson sprained an ankle with 8:00 minutes remaining.

Duke claimed the regular-season victory over the Irish 88-66, a game Notre Dame played without the services of Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell or D.J. Harvey. Notre Dame trailed by eight at half and cut the lead to six with just over 12 minutes remaining before the Blue Devils pulled away.   

WINNINGEST CLASS AT NOTRE DAME

The 2017-18 senior class of Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell, Martinas Geben, Matt Gregory and graduate student Austin Torres has set the mark as the all-time winningest senior class at Notre Dame.

The 2016-17 senior class of Steve Vasturia, V.J. Beachem and graduate student Patrick Mazza and the the 2012-13 group of Joey Brooks, Mike Broghammer, Jack Cooley and Scott Martin previously held the school record with 97 wins. 

MOST WINS AT NOTRE DAME - FOUR YEAR SPAN:

Year 1

Wins

Year 2

Wins

Year 3

Wins

Year 4

Wins

Total

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

2016-17

26

2017-18

20

102

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

2016-17

26

97

2009-10

23

2010-11

27

2011-12

22

2012-13

25

97

2007-08

25

2008-09

21

2009-10

23

2010-11

27

96

2012-13

25

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

96

2011-12

22

2012-13

25

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

94


IRISH HAVE SHORT BUT STRONG HISTORY IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT

Notre Dame is finishing its fifth season as a member of the ACC and has already compiled a distinguished resume at the league tournament. The Irish are 8-3 all-time in the championship competition, including the 2015 title (defeating both Duke and North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina) while also advancing to the 2017 championship game against Duke.

NOTRE DAME ACC TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Date

City

Site

Opponent

ND Rank

Opp Rank

W/L

ND

Opp

2014

3/12/2014

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Wake Forest

L

69

81

2015

3/12/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Miami

11 / 9

W

74

64

3/13/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Duke

11 / 9

2 / 2

W

74

64

3/14/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

North Carolina

11 / 9

19 / 19

W

90

82

2016

3/10/2016

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Duke

19 / 20

W OT

84

79

3/11/2016

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

North Carolina

3 / 3

L

47

78

2017

3/9/17

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Virginia

22/16

21/21

W

71

58

3/10/17

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Florida State

22/16

16/17

W

77

73

3/11/17

Brookyn, NY

Barclays Center

Duke

22/16

14/14

L

66

75

2018

3/6/18

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Pittsburgh

W

67

64

3/7/18

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Virginia Tech

W

71

65


BARCLAYS CENTER SUCCESS

Notre Dame boasts and impressive resume of victories at the Barclays Center, including the 2016 Legend Classic Championship and two victories in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Of all ACC teams, Notre Dame has the most apperances (11) and wins (nine) - followed by Duke (6-0), Pittsburgh (4-5) and Florida State (3-2). 

Date

ND Rank

Opponent

Opp Rank

Result

Score

Tournament

11-16-12

20/21

St. Joseph’s

L (OT)

70-79

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

11-17-12

20/21

BYU

W

78-68

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

3-18-16

Michigan

W

70-63

NCAA Tournament

3-20-16

Stephen F. Austin

W

76-75

NCAA Tournament

11-21-16

Colorado

W

89-83

Legends Classic

11-22-16

Northwestern

W

70-66

Legends Classic

3/9/17

22/16

Virginia

21/21

W

71-58

ACC Championship

3/10/17

22/16

Florida State

16/17

W

77-73

ACC Championship

3/11/17

22/16

Duke

14/14

L

66-75

ACC Championship

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

W

67-64

ACC Championship

3/7/18

Virginia Tech

W

71-56

ACC Championship


COLSON AND FARRELL IN BARCLAYS

Notre Dame is 8-2 all-time in the Barclays Center - but the current group of Irish players have a 8-1 record in the home of the Brooklyn Nets. 

Among the Irish players who have been on the Notre Dame roster for the seven most-recent Barclays Center games - seniors Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell boast impressive individual statistical lines in their Barclays history.

COLSON IN BARCLAYS CENTER

Date

Opponent

Tourn.

MP

FG

3FG

FT

O-D-TR

PF

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

3/18/16

Michigan

NCAA

18

4-5

0-0

4-4

2-3-5

3

0

1

2

0

12

3/20/16

Stephen F. Austin

NCAA

13

2-3

0-0

4-5

1-1-2

1

0

2

0

1

8

11/21/16

Colorado

Legends

27

6-13

1-1

9-9

4-8-12

4

0

2

1

2

22

11/22/16

Northwestern

Legends

38

4-13

1-3

4-6

4-7-11

1

2

0

0

1

13

3/9/17

Virginia

ACC

33

6-14

1-3

8-11

3-7-10

1

0

1

2

0

21

3/10/17

Florida State

ACC

37

7-13

0-0

4-6

2-4-6

2

2

1

1

1

18

3/11/17

Duke

ACC

38

12-21

2-3

3-5

5-4-9

2

0

1

0

3

29

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

ACC

33

5-14

0-3

9-10

2-4-6

2

0

0

3

2

19

3/7/18

Virginia Tech

ACC

36

4-14

2-5

2-5

1-6-7

2

0

0

2

1

12

Totals

273

50-110

7-18

49-63

24-44-68

18

4

8

10

11

156

Avg

30.3

.455

.389

.777

7.5

2.0

17.3


FARRELL IN BARCLAYS CENTER

Date

Opponent

Tourn.

MP

FG

3FG

FT

O-D-TR

PF

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

3/18/16

Michigan

NCAA

22

2-4

1-2

0-0

1-0-1

1

4

3

0

0

5

3/20/16

Stephen F. Austin

NCAA

31

3-5

0-1

2-2

0-2-2

1

4

2

0

0

8

11/21/16

Colorado

Legends

32

7-13

2-4

4-4

0-1-1

3

6

0

0

3

20

11/22/16

Northwestern

Legends

34

5-11

2-4

6-6

1-2-3

2

6

1

0

1

18

3/9/17

Virginia

ACC

37

4-8

1-3

5-7

0-0-0

0

4

1

0

2

14

3/10/17

Florida State

ACC

36

6-15

3-8

0-1

0-0-0

2

6

2

0

1

15

3/11/17

Duke

ACC

39

5-12

1-6

2-3

1-2-3

2

7

2

0

0

13

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

ACC

37

4-11

3-8

7-9

0-2-2

2

3

2

0

0

18

3/7/18

Virginia Tech

ACC

39

5-13

4-11

8-8

0-5-5

2

5

3

0

0

22

Totals

307

41-94

17-47

34-40

3-14-17

15

45

16

0

7

133

Avg

34.1

.437

.362

.850

1.9

5.0

14.8


A SEASON OF MILESTONES CONTINUES FOR Mike Brey

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey has reached three career milestones in his coaching career this season and is poised to reach another before the season ends.

Brey became the all-time men’s basketball coaching wins leader at Notre Dame (402 current - 394 was the record-breaking total) with an 88-58 victory over NC State on January 3, 2018.

Brey won his 400th game at Notre Dame against Pittsburgh on February 28, 2018, making him the 11th active coach to have 400 wins at his current school.

Brey won his 500th game in his career against Pittsburgh on March 6, 2018,  to become the 23rd active Division 1 coach to reach 500 career wins.

Brey reach the 500-win barrier, he joins 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.

20-WINS TRADITION CONTINUES FOR NOTRE DAME

For the 14th time in 18 seasons and 11th time in the past 12 seasons, Notre Dame reached 20-win mark in 2017-18.

Those 14 seasons set a new school record for 20-win seasons at Notre Dame for Mike Brey, surpassing 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

14

18

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


BACK-TO-BACK IN-SEASON TOURNAMENT MVPS FOR FARRELL

Safe to say that senior guard Matt Farrell embraces the competition of in-season tournaments. The Bridgewater, N.J., native enjoyed his break out performances at the 2016 Legends Classic in the Barclays Center, earning tournament MVP honors.

He stepped up another level at the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational, leading the Irish through three victories - including a career-high 27 points against Chaminade and the play of the game in the rally over No. 6/6 Wichita State, stealing an in-bounds pass with less than a minute remaining and finding Bonzie Colson to cut the Shocker lead to one point.

In the past two in-season tournaments, Farrell is averaging 19.4 ppg, shooting .482 from 3FG and averaging 5.4 apg.

Tournament

Opponent

FG

3FG

FT

REB

F

PTS

A

TO

BLK

STL

MIN

2016 Legends Classic

Colorado

7-13

2-4

4-4

0-1-1

3

20

6

0

0

3

32

2016 Legends Classic

Northwestern

5-11

2-4

6-6

1-2-3

2

18

6

1

0

1

34

Tournament Totals

12-25

4-8

10-10

1-3-4

5

38

12

2

0

4

66

Tournament Average

.480

.500

1.000

2.0

19.0

6.0

1.5

2.0

33

2017 Maui Invitational

Chaminade

9-12

4-7

5-7

0-0-0

2

27

4

4

0

1

30

2017 Maui Invitational

LSU

5-14

4-10

3-3

0-1-1

0

17

7

1

0

1

31

2017 Maui Invitational

Wichita State

6-14

2-4

1-1

0-4-4

1

15

4

5

0

3

39

Tournament Totals

20-40

10-21

9-11

0-5-5

3

59

15

10

0

5

100

Tournament Average

.500

.476

.818

1.6

19.6

5.0

3.3

0

1.6

33.3

All Tourney Totals

32-65

14-29

19-21

1-8-9

8

97

27

12

0

9

166

All Tourney Average

.492

.482

.904

1.8

19.4

5.4

2.4

1.8

33.2




 

 

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