Sophomore Bonzie Colson and the Irish face a quick turnaround, defeating #2/1 North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 6, then traveling to Clemson for a Monday night battle with Clemson.

Irish Head To Clemson For A Key ACC Battle

Feb. 7, 2016

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Notre Dame at Clemson – By The Numbers

0 – Points off turnovers scored by North Carolina on Saturday. The Irish were able to force North Carolina into 13 turnovers, turning that into a 19-0 advantage in points off turnovers.

1 – The Irish boast the most efficient offense in the nation, according to the Pomeroy Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Index (123.0).

2 – Turnovers committed by the Irish vs. North Carolina on Saturday, matching the low number for a Notre Dame team during the Mike Brey era.

4 – Monday night marks just the fourth meeting between Notre Dame and Clemson, the Irish have won all three previous meetings.

9.2 – Turnovers per game average for Notre Dame this season, the best average in the nation.

10.1 – Average rebounds per game for senior forward Zach Auguste – good for third in the ACC and 22nd in the country. Auguste also is fifth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.533).

11 – Wins over the #1 ranked team in the nation in Notre Dame basketball history (see page xx for details). The most recent was the 80-76 victory over #2/1 North Carolina on Saturday.

12 – Consecutive ‘bounce-back’ games in which the Irish have earned a victory after a loss. Notre Dame has not lost consecutive games since the end of the 2013-14 season (see page 4 for more details).

14.6 – Points per game scored by Zach Auguste over the past six games. Over that same span, Auguste is averaging a double-double with 14.6 points and 11 rebounds.

15.0 – Points per game scored by junior forward V.J. Beachem in the last five Notre Dame games (14 vs. Boston College, career-high 22 at Syracuse, 15 vs. Wake Forest, 14 at Miami, 10 vs. North Carolina).

31-38 – Free throws attempted and made for the Irish vs. North Carolina, both numbers are the most for the Irish in ACC play.

1006 – Career points scored by junior guard Demetrius Jackson, the 58th Notre Dame player to reach 1,000 points in a career. Zach Auguste joined the exclusive club Jan. 16 at Duke.

1811 – Wins in Notre Dame men’s basketball history, ranked eighth all-time. Since Mike Brey took over the Irish program in 2000-01, the Irish have moved from 12th to 8th on the all-time wins list.

NOTRE DAME ââ’¬” CLEMSON SERIES HISTORY: All-time series: Notre Dame leads 3-0. Notre Dame has never played Clemson in Greenville. The Irish are 1-0 on the road vs. Clemson, a 60-58 victory on Feb. 10, 2015. First meeting: Feb. 11, 2014, a 8-64 Notre Dame victory in Purcell Pavilion. Most recent meeting: March 7, 2015, a 81-67 Notre Dame victory. Mike Brey vs. Clemson at Notre Dame: 3-0

THE LAST TIMEââ’¬¦ VS. CLEMSON: Jerian Grant scored 19 points and added eight assists in his final home game at Notre Dame as the Irish celebrated senior day with an 81-67 victory over Clemson. Current senior Zach Auguste added 19 points as the Irish had 20 assists on 30 baskets. Landry Nnoko scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half for Clemson.

DOUBLE DOUBLE PARTNERS: Zach Auguste and sophomore forward Bonzie Colson both posted double-doubles in the victory over North Carolina, but a further look at the statistics prove just how dominant the pair of Irish players were in the paint.

Notre Dame scored 34 total points in the paint versus the Tar Heels, with Colson’s 19 and Auguste’s 15 a large part of that total. The Irish were able to grab 20 offensive rebounds in the game (six from Colson, four from Auguste) and grab 24 total rebounds in the second half – matching the high number for Notre Dame in ACC play. The Irish out-rebounded North Carolina 24-16 in the second 20 minutes.

BOUNCE-BACK AGAIN: Notre Dame has ‘bounced-back’ after a loss 12 consecutive times over the past two seasons, avoiding back-to-back losses since losing three in a row to end the 2013-14 season.

The current 63-game run of avoiding back-to-back losses is the best such streak in the Mike Brey era at Notre Dame.

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