Nov. 16, 2015

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No. 18 Notre Dame (1-0, 0-0) vs. Milwaukee (3-0, 0-0)
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015
Site: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center (9,149)
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV/Internet: ESPN3
Talent: Rich Hidy (play-by-play); Ruth Riley (analyst)
Radio: Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network; WatchND
Talent: Jack Nolan (Play-By-Play); Torrian Jones (Analyst)


  • The Fighting Irish return to the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center hardwood Tuesday evening to take on the Milwaukee Panthers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET).
  • The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 with Rich Hidy (play-by-play) and Ruth Riley (analyst) calling the action.
  • A free audio broadcast will be available courtesy of WatchND. Jack Nolan will handle play-by-play duties, while Torrian Jones will serve as analyst. The matchup is also available on Sirius 81 and XM 81.


  • Game tickets are available at the Murnane Family Ticket Center. For more information, call 574-631-7356 or visit


  • The only meeting between Notre Dame and Milwaukee took place in the First Round of the 2003 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
  • The No. 5 seed Fighting Irish escaped with a 70-69 victory over No. 12 seed Milwaukee in its first-round game on March 20, 2003. Notre Dame went on to beat No. 4 seed Illinois 68-60 for its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1987.
  • Milwaukee enters the game with a 3-0 record after participating in the Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara, California. A busy start for the Panthers, the squad played three games on three consecutive days, Friday through Sunday, and earned wins over Denver (71-58), Lipscomb (71-65) and Santa Clara (71-65).
  • The Panthers are led in scoring by junior Austin Arians, who averages 15.3 points per game. Overall, Milwaukee has three players, along with Arians, averaging double figures in scoring – Matt Tiby, Akeem Springs and J.J. Panoske.
  • Head coach Rob Jeter, who has complied a 167-157 record in 11 seasons at Milwaukee, led the Panthers to a 14-16 overall record last season.


  • The Fighting Irish are 48-6 all-time against current members of the Horizon League.


  • Following its victory Friday over St. Francis, Notre Dame holds an all-time record of 93-18 (.838) in season openers and has won all 16 openers under head coach Mike Brey. The last time Notre Dame lost a season opener was against Miami (Ohio) (76-65) on November 13, 1998.
  • Since the opening of Purcell Pavilion (formerly the Joyce Center), Notre Dame teams are 42-6 (.875) in season openers at home. This is the 16th straight season Notre Dame has opened a season at home.


  • Notre Dame is 58-1 at home in the month of November under head coach Mike Brey.
  • The only loss during that stretch was an 83-70 setback to Indiana State on Nov. 17, 2013.


  • The Irish paid homage to their historic 2014-15 season Friday by raising the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship banner at Purcell Pavilion during pregame festivities versus St. Francis.
  • Notre Dame won the ACC tournament title as the Irish defeated Miami (70-63), Duke (74-64) and North Carolina (90-82) en route to the championship. It marked the first conference tournament title in program history.


  • Jackson, Steve Vasturia, Zach Auguste, V.J. Beachem and Bonzie Colson started the season-opening contest, which resulted in an 87-56 Irish victory over St. Francis.
  • With his 3-pointer at the 12:19 mark of the first half, Jackson extended the Irish streak to 548 consecutive games with a 3-point field goal.
  • Jackson collected 27 points in the game, marking the 38th time in his career he has scored in double figures. The point tally was a career high for the junior captain. His previous high was 22 points against Michigan State (12/3/14) and Purdue (12/20/14).
  • Auguste recorded his sixth career double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 boards against the Red Flash. Auguste’s performance was also the 40th time in his career that he totaled 10 or more points in a contest.
  • Auguste’s 14 boards were a career high for the senior forward from Massachusetts. His previous high was 13 rebounds against both North Carolina (3/14/15) and Butler (3/21/15).
  • Matt Farrell scored seven points in the game against St. Francis, which was a career high. His previous career high was three points on two occasions.
  • Farrell collected three rebounds in the contest, another career high for the sophomore. His previous career high was two rebounds against Virginia Tech (1/22/15).
  • Beachem collected six rebounds, which was a career high for the junior forward. His previous career high was four points totaled on four different occasions.
  • Freshman Matt Ryan netted his first collegiate points with a three-point field goal with 11:40 left in the first half. Ryan ended the game with nine points.

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