Dec. 17, 2012

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  • Notre Dame improved to 10-1 this season … the Fighting Irish have an eight-game win streak … it’s the longest win streak for the Irish since they won nine straight games last season (Jan. 21-Feb. 22)
  • Tonight was the fourth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and IPFW … the Fighting Irish have won all four encounters
  • The win improved the Fighting Irish to 12-0 all-time against teams from the Summit League
  • Notre Dame shot 51.8% (29-56) from the floor … it was the fifth time this season the Irish shot 50% or better from the field
  • The Irish had a 37-34 rebound advantage … Notre Dame is 9-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent
  • Notre Dame had 20 assists on its 29 made field goals … it was the fifth time this season that the Irish had 20 or more assists in a game
  • The Irish led 40-28 at halftime … Notre Dame is 9-0 this season when leading at the intermission
  • Notre Dame is 108-7 in its last 115 home games and 43-1 in the last 44 home contests … the Irish have won 14 straight home games
  • The Irish have won 26 consecutive non-conference home games and they are 67-1 in their last 68 non-league home contests
  • The Irish improved to 52-7 at home in the month of December under head coach Mike Brey … Notre Dame has won 13 straight home games in December
  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started tonight’s contest … the Irish are 9-1 this season with that starting lineup and 20-5 over the past two campaigns
  • A three-pointer from Scott Martin in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 453

Pat Connaughton (So./G-F)

  • Scored a season-high (and game-high) 18 points … his previous high was 16 against Purdue on Saturday … it was his fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season (14th of career)
  • Was 7-for-9 from the field
  • Had six rebounds and five assists

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (14 points) for the 10th time this season and for the 33rd time in his career … he has reached double-figures in points in six straight games, which matches a career-best streak that he also achieved last season
  • Was 5-for-6 from the field
  • Grabbed eight rebounds

Scott Martin (GS/G)

  • Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the fourth time this season and for the 54th time of his career (41st time at Notre Dame)
  • Was 5-for-8 from the field, including 3-for-5 from three-point range
  • Hauled down seven rebounds