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02/14/2015

#4 Irish Host #11 Duke On ESPN2's Big Monday

Notre Dame squares off with Blue Devils in primetime at Purcell Pavilion (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2/WatchESPN; live radio on WatchND).

02/08/2015

Inside The Game: #4 Notre Dame 89, Boston College 56

11/28/2014

#2/1 Irish Face Kansas Sunday In Hall Of Fame Challenge Finale

Notre Dame to play Jayhawks as part of quadruple-header at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut (1 p.m. ET; live on ESPN3/WatchESPN).

11/25/2014

#2 Irish Cap Off Busy Seven-Day Stretch Against Quinnipiac

Notre Dame plays host to its fifth first-time opponent in six games this season (6 p.m. ET; live on WatchND).

11/24/2014

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Forward Brianna Turner Is Repeat Choice As Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week

Turner averaged 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in three Fighting Irish wins last week.

OVERVIEW: Multi-dimensional wing player whose mix of size and perimeter scoring punch makes her valuable asset in Irish offensive system ... dangerous three-point shooter with range well beyond the arc ... all-around threat who has potential to be a superb five-tool player ... physical presence who can take smaller defenders to the block or drive around taller perimeter guardians ... a confounding matchup problem for opposing defenses ... strong passer who reads defenses well and has good court awareness ... has experience playing all five court positions in high school and brings that versaility to college game ... showed good promise during summer workouts ... has the desire and passion that may foreshadow breakthrough success in coming months and years.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09): Played in all 31 games, averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... also second on team with 28 three-pointers ... saw action in first college game, playing final minute of State Farm Tip-Off Classic victory at No. 24/22 LSU ... collected three points and season highs of two assists, two blocks and two steals vs. Evansville ... scored seven points against Georgia Southern ... exploded for season-high 18 points (6-9 3FG) in 20 minutes vs. No. 24 Michigan State, canning first five three-pointers of game (last three in span of 1:32); six three-pointers tied the Notre Dame Joyce Center record (most by an Irish player in five years) and were two off the school record; also grabbed season-high six rebounds against MSU ... registered 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3FG) and season-high-tying six rebounds against No. 17/20 Purdue; keyed first-half surge with three triples in 4:17 span to close period ... hit three-pointer with 3:24 left in overtime to give Irish lead at Michigan ... tallied nine points and five rebounds in season-high 27 minutes vs. Loyola-Chicago ... ignited 22-0 second-half run in comeback win at No. 20/19 Vanderbilt with pair of three-pointers (her only two baskets of the game) ... canned 3-of-6 three-pointers against Georgetown, finishing with nine points and season-high three assists ... tied personal best with three assists at Marquette ... returned to double figures with 10 points (3-7 3FG) while adding five rebounds vs. Cincinnati; buried back-to-back three-pointers 40 seconds apart in the final three minutes to salt away the victory ... notched five points and three rebounds at No. 22/24 Pittsburgh ... tied season high with three assists at Providence ... collected four points and season-high-tying three assists vs. West Virginia.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 19.1 ppg. and 8.1 rpg., during four-year prep career at Ionia High School in Ionia, Mich., playing for coach Andy Barr ... not often seen by recruiting services because Michigan had fall basketball season prior to 2007-08 ... ranked 35th in nation (sixth among small forwards) by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... 2008 Michigan Miss Basketball ... 2008 Gatorade State Player of the Year ... 2008 Associated Press Class B Co-Player of the Year (with fellow Notre Dame sophomore Erica Solomon) ... two-time Lansing State Journal Player of the Year (2007, 2008) ... two-time Lansing State Journal Dream Team (2007, 2008) ... 2008 Detroit News Dream Team ... four-time all-state selection ... four-time all-city choice ... four-time all-conference honoree ... registered 19.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 blocks per game during her senior season ... averaged 24.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as a junior ... played much of final two seasons at less than 100 percent due to shoulder injuries (since repaired) ... owns school record -- boys and girls -- for most career points (1,529), as well as IHS record for most points in a single game (41) ... led state of Michigan in three-point percentage as a freshman (.452) ... still holds Michigan AAU (11-and-under) tournament record with 52 points for Western Lakers against Flint Affiliation in summer 2002 semifinal (won by Lakers, 59-58 in double overtime) ... also standout softball player (power-hitting left-handed infielder) who set single-season school records for doubles (86) and triples (27) while leading IHS to softball and basketball regional titles (one of only four players at school to play on both teams, the only regional titleists in school history) ... lauded for her play on the softball diamond, as two-time all-state, three-time all-city and three-time all-conference pick.

PERSONAL DATA: Born May 1, 1990, in Jackson, Mich. ... older of two children ... parents are Pam and Keith Watson ... pairs with fellow sophomore Erica Solomon to give Notre Dame 16 women's basketball players from the state of Michigan in program history (second only to Indiana's 19 players) ... Watson and Solomon are first Michigan natives to join Irish since Ann Arbor resident (and Huron High School graduate) Julie Henderson suited up from 1996-2000 ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, but has not yet declared a major ... some former Irish players who wore No. 10 include Notre Dame's career assists leader Mary Gavin, Kara Leary and Adrienne Jordan.

CAREER HONORS: 2009:BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Dec. 1, Dec. 8).

Watson's Career Statistics

Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
2008-09 31-0 460-14.8 37-141 .262 28-94 .298 17-26 .654 17 59 76 2.5 37-1 29 42 10 12 119 3.8
Totals 31-0 460-14.8 37-141 .262 28-94 .298 17-26 .654 17 59 76 2.5 37-1 29 42 10 12 119 3.8

Watson in the BIG EAST Conference

Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
2008-09 16-0 214-13.4 13-65 .200 10-46 .217 6-8 .750 7 27 34 2.1 19-0 19 18 2 3 42 2.6
Totals 16-0 214-13.4 13-65 .200 10-46 .217 6-8 7 27 34 2.1 19-0 19 18 2 3 42 2.6 5.3

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Kellie Watson
Kellie  Watson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ionia, MI

High School:
Ionia

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/01/1990

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February 4
W, 82-46
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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February 7
W, 66-61
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
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February 14
1:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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Pink Zone/Play4Kay Game
February 18
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

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February 22
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

ESPN2 - Big Monday
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February 25
7:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 27
1:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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Senior Day
March 2
TBA
ACC First Round
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

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March 3
TBA
ACC Second Round
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

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March 4
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

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March 5
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ESPNU
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March 6
TBA
ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ESPN
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March 18
TBA
NCAA First Round
Campus sites

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March 19
TBA
NCAA First Round
Campus sites

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March 20
TBA
NCAA Second Round
Campus sites

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March 21
TBA
NCAA Second Round
Campus sites

ESPN/ESPN2
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March 25
TBA
NCAA Regional Semifinals
Selected sites

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March 26
TBA
NCAA Regional Semifinals
Selected sites

ESPN/ESPN2
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March 27
TBA
NCAA Regional Finals
Selected sites

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March 28
TBA
NCAA Regional Finals
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April 3
TBA
NCAA National Semifinals
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN/ESPN2
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April 5
TBA
NCAA National Championship
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

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