Nov. 26, 2015

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  • Bonzie Colson (So./F), Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G) and V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) started the contest for Notre Dame for the fourth straight contest. The Irish are 3-1 this season with that starting lineup.
  • This was the sixth meeting between the Irish and the Hawks. Notre Dame had won the previous five matchups between the two schools. This was the first meeting since Nov. 12, 2012 when the Irish beat Monmouth 84-57 at Purcell Pavilion.
  • Notre Dame is now 49-8 all-time versus team from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
  • V.J. Beachem hit Notre Dame’s first three-pointer of the game at 14:58 which extended the Fighting Irish streak to 551 consecutive contests. The last time Notre Dame failed to make a three pointer in a game was against Connecticut (in a 101-70 loss) on Jan. 12, 1998.
  • Notre Dame’s 68 points were a season low. The 70 points scored by Monmouth marked the second time this season an opponent netted 70-plus points in a game.
  • The Irish committed a season-high 14 turnovers in the game.
  • Notre Dame led 37-29 at the break. It marked the first time since a 76-72 loss at Pittsburgh on Jan. 31, 2015 that the Irish lead at halftime and lost a game.
  • For the second time this season all five starters were in double figures. The other game was against Milwaukee.
  • Notre Dame received no point off the bench for the first time this season. Monmouth’s bench outscored the Irish 19-0.
  • Notre Dame held a 45-33 advantage on the boards. The Irish have outrebounded all of their opponents this season.
  • Senior Zach Auguste (12 pts./13 rebs.) and sophomore Bonzie Colson (10 pts./12 rebs.) each registered a double-double in the game. It marked the first time since March 14, 2015 in the ACC tournament title game that the Irish had two players register a double-double in game. On that night, Jerian Grant finished with 24 points and 10 assists, while Zach Auguste had 16 points and 13 rebounds.


Demetrius Jackson (Jr./Guard)

  • Demetrius Jackson led the Irish with 20 points. It marked the third time in four game that Jackson has topped the 20-point mark this season. He has scored in double figures 41 times during his career and netted 20-plus points on seven occasions.

V.J. Beachem (Jr./Forward)

  • V.J. Beachem’s registered double figures for the second time this season as he scored 14 points. He has netted double figures 13 times during his career.
  • Beachem’s nine rebounds in the game were a career high.

Zach Auguste (Sr./Forward)

  • Zach Auguste’s 12 points and 13 rebounds marked the third time in four contests that he has registered a double-double. It was the eighth double-double of his career.
  • Auguste has scored in double figures 43 times during his career.

Steve Vasturia (Jr./Guard)

  • Steve Vasturia finished the game with 12 points. He has scored in double figures in all four games this season.
  • Vasturia ended the 2014-15 campaign by netting double figures in each of his last three outings. His current seven-game double-figure scoring streak is the longest of his career.
  • He has netted double figures in 29 career outings.

Bonzie Colson (So./Forward)

  • Bonzie Colson’s 10 points and 12 rebounds marked the first double-double of his career.
  • Colson’s 12 boards were a career high. It was the first time in his career that he registered 10-plus boards in a game.
  • He has scored in double figures in three straight contests ââ’¬” matching the longest double-figures scoring streak of his career.
  • Colson has scored in double figures in eight career outings.