Hubb at NC State

Irish Set To Face No. 13/11 Louisville In Purcell Pavilion

NOTRE DAME VS. LOUISVILLE

The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team (10-5, 1-3) returns to Purcell Pavilion for Atlantic Coast Conference action against No. 13/11 Louisville (12-3, 3-1) on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m., ESPN).

  • The Irish and Cardinals will be meeting for the 40th time, with Louisville holding a 25-14 edge in the series.
  • Notre Dame is 8-8 at home against Louisville and 3-3 in regular-season ACC play against the Cardinals.
  • Known for its dramatic moments through the years, nine of the last 22 meetings between the two teams have gone to at least one overtime. Louisville owns a 6-3 advantage in those overtime games.
  • The Cardinals earned two victories over the Irish last season, a 75-61 ACC victory in the KFC Yum! Center and a 75-53 win in the second round of the ACC Championship.
  • Over the previous 39 meetings, Notre Dame has scored 2,829 points against 2,863 from the Cardinals – a difference of just 34 points (less than one point per meeting in the series).
NOTRE DAMEGAME DAY INFORMATION
DateSaturday, January 11, 2010
Time2:00 p.m. ET
Site: Purcell Pavilion
• Notre Dame, IN
• Capacity 9,149
TV:ESPN
• Doug Sherman (play-by-play)
• Cory Alexander (analyst)

Radio:Notre Dame Radio Network
• Jack Nolan (play-by-play)
• Zach Hillesland (Notre Dame '09) (analyst)
Available locally on WSBT AM/FM and worldwide on und.com.
Tickets:Tickets are still available at und.com/buytickets

ND MBB Notes vs. Louisville (PDF)

BY THE NUMBERS: IRISH VS. CARDINALS

1

Notre Dame leads the country in least amount of fouls committed per game (11.9).

1

Notre Dame leads the country in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.85. The Irish are ahead of Gonzaga (1.63) and Virginia Tech (1.61). Notre Dame has 274 assists this season compared to just 148 turnovers. The NCAA record for assist-to-turnover ratio in a season is 2.01 by West Virginia in 2006.

1

Senior John Mooney is leads the nation in rebounds-per-game with a 13.6 average. Mooney has recorded double-doubles in 12 of 14 games played this season – and in nine consecutive games. He is the only player in Division I averaging 15-plus points and 13-plus rebounds per game this season. 

3

Notre Dame is third in the country in least amount of turnovers committed per game (9.9).

3

Notre Dame is the only ACC team with three players in the top four of the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (all games). T.J. Gibbs is second (3.17), Rex Pflueger is third (2.48) and Prentiss Hubb is fourth (2.25). In addition, all three players rank in the top 25 among major conference players this season (Gibbs third, Pflueger 12th, Hubb 23rd).

9

With 14 points and 14 rebounds at NC State on Wednesday night, John Mooney posted his ninth consecutive dobule-double of the season. He has surpassed his personal-best of eight consecutive double-doubles from last season and is two away from the school record of 11, set by Luke Harangody in the 2008-09 season. See page 3 for more details.

10.2

John Mooney’s stats continue to pace the nation and place the Orlando, Florida, native as the best rebounder in the country. Rated first in overall rebounding in Division I, Mooney leads all Division I players with a 10.2 defensive rebounds per game average and is the only Division I player averaging over 10 defensive rebounds per game.

12

John Mooney is tied for the NCAA lead in double-doubles with Paul Reed of DePaul, as both players have 12 in 2019-20 (Mooney also has logged nine consecutive double-doubles entering the Louisville game). 

18.3

Notre Dame is currently ranked third in the country and first in the ACC in assists per game with an 18.3 average. The Irish have five games this season with over 20 team assists (22 vs. Howard, 24 vs. FDU, school-record tying 33 vs. Detroit Mercy, 23 vs. Alabama A&M, 26 at Syracuse).

33

The Irish compiled 33 team assists in the victory over Detroit Mercy on December 10, matching the school record set at Manhattan in 1986. It was the most of the Mike Brey era and just the fourth time a Notre Dame team has reached 30 or more assists in a game.

50

Three-point field goal shooting percentage in ACC conference play posted by the Irish starting backcourt of T.J. Gibbs (13-23, .565) and Prentiss Hubb (14-29, .483). The duo ranks second (Gibbs) and fourth (Hubb) in the ACC in conference-game three point shooting.

57

Points scored by Prentiss Hubb in his last three games played (11 vs. Alabama A&M, 22 at Syracuse, 24 at NC State), during which the sophomore has shot 13-28 (.464) from three-point range with 18 assists (6.0 pg) and four steals.

61

With 33 double-doubles in 54 career starts, John Mooney has posted the best double-double per start percentage (.611) since game starts became an official game stat in the 1978-79 season. See page 4 for more details.

MOONEY LEADS THE COUNTRY IN REBOUNDING

Senior forward John Mooney leads the nation in rebounds per game with a 13.6 average. Mooney is the only Division I player in the country averaging 15-plus points and 13-plus rebounds per game (as of January 9, 2020).

NATIONAL REBOUNDING LEADERS:

Player

School

Reb/Game

JOHN MOONEY

NOTRE DAME

13.6

Kevin Marfo

Quinnipiac

13.3

Daniel Oturu

Minnesota

12.4

Willie Jackson

Toledo

12.3

James Butler

Drexel

11.9

Manny Camper

Siena

11.6

Cletrell Pope

Bethune Cookman

11.6

Dwight Wilson

JMU

11.2

MOONEY CLIMBING THE CAREER REBOUND CHART

Passing 700 career rebounds against Syracuse, John Mooney became the seventh Mike Brey-era (2000-01- current) player to collect 700 or more rebounds. The Notre Dame career rebounding chart is on page 8 (Mooney is currently the 20th overall career rebounder in Notre Dame history).

BREY ERA REBOUNDING TOTALS

Player

Seasons

Rebounds

Luke Harangody

2006-10

1,222

Torin Francis

2002-06

969

Bonzie Colson

2014-18

900

Pat Connaughton

2011-15

823

Zach Auguste

2012-16

822

Jack Cooley

2009-13

792

JOHN MOONEY

2015-20

720

Rob Kurz

2004-08

650

MOONEY CLOSING IN ON CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE-DOUBLES MARK

Now with nine consecutive double-doubles and 12 in 14 games played this season, senior John Mooney is threatening the school record for consecutive games with a double-double. Luke Harangody set the mark with 11 straight in 2008-09.

Player

Consecutive Double-Doubles

Year

Luke Harangody

11

2008-09

Armand Reo

10

1961-62

LaPhonso Ellis

9

1991-92

JOHN MOONEY

9

2019-20

John Mooney

8

2018-19

Walt Sam

8

1964-65

MOONEY POSTING DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN 60 PERCENT OF HIS CAREER STARTS

Up to 33 career double-doubles (11th all-time at Notre Dame), John Mooney has posted all of his career double-doubles in the past two seasons. He has earned a double-double in 33 of 54 starts – a .611 percentage that has not been seen since game starts became an official stat in the 1978-79 season. Expand to just games played against some of the top double-double performers in school history and the .611 percentage remains among the best.

Player

Double-Doubles

Starts

Double-Double Percentage

Seasons

Walt Sahm

43

68*

.632

1962-65

JOHN MOONEY

33

54

.611

2016-current

Luke Harangody

64

108

.592

2006-10

Bob Whitmore

47

84*

.559

1966-69

Ron Reed

33

61*

.540

1962-65

Bob Arnzen

44

82*

.536

1966-69

Ryan Humphrey

32

60

.533

2000-02

* – career game starts unavailable, total games played statistic used

STATISTICAL MILESTONES

Notre Dame’s veteran players are approaching, or have reached, some noteworthy statistical milestones:

Player

Milestone

Current Stat

All-Time ND Rank

Brey-Era Rank

Milestones Reached

John Mooney

700 rebounds

706

21

7

T.J. Gibbs

200 3FGM

203

10

10

Juwan Durham

100 blocks

104

9

8

Milestones Ahead

T.J. Gibbs

4000 minutes

3547

9

9

John Mooney

1000 points

900

64

24

John Mooney

800 rebounds

720

15

6

T.J. Gibbs

350 assists

335

16

10

Rex Pflueger

300 assists

292

21

11

Rex Pflueger

130 games

124

8

8

HUBB REACHES 200 CAREER ASSISTS… QUICKLY

Sophomore Prentiss Hubb led the Irish with nine assists in the victory at Syracuse on January 4, 2020, reaching 203 career assists in his 47th game in an Irish uniform. Since 1996-97, that is the fifth-quickest for any player at Notre Dame.

Player

Games to 200th Assist

Date of 200th Assist

Career Assists

Chris Thomas

27

2-23-02 at Miami (FL)

833

Martin Ingelsby

38

12-21-98 Stetson

526

Jerian Grant

41

11-26-12 Chicago State

690

Tory Jackson

43

12-29-07 Brown

694

PRENTISS HUBB

47

1-4-20 at Syracuse

203

MOONEY POSTS DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN 12 OF FIRST 14 GAMES

Senior forward John Mooney, who led all major conference players in rebounds per game in league action last season and was one of seven major conference players to average a double-double, is off to an even better pace in 2019-20.

The Orlando, Florida, native has posted 12 double-doubles in 14 games played this season. He paced the ACC with 20 in 33 games played last year (and 13 in conference play – the most since Tim Duncan in 1996-97) and is up to 33 total in his career (good for 16th on the all-time Notre Dame double-double list).

Mooney missed the Presbyterian game with an illness.

MOONEY DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN 2019-20

Opponent

Points

Rebounds

Robert Morris

10

10

Howard

18

16

Marshall

28

16

Fairleigh Dickinson

13

13

at Maryland

12

17

Boston College

16

18

Detroit Mercy

15

11

UCLA

15

14

Indiana

15

10

Alabama A&M

16

18

at Syracuse

28

14

at NC State

14

14

PFLUEGER APPROACHING NOTEWORTHY CAREER MILESTONE COMBINATION

Graduate student Rex Pflueger is approaching a combination of career statistical totals that would make him one of just four Irish players to ever reach those statistical marks in combination.

Pflueger is approaching 700 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists and 150 steals in his Notre Dame career – only Chris Thomas (2002-05), David Graves (1999-02) and Tory Jackson (2007-10) have reached those statistical marks.

Entering the Louisville game, Pflueger is at 664 points, 380 rebounds, 288 assists and 124 steals.

Player

Years

Points (700+)

Rebounds (400+)

Assists (300+)

Steals (150+)

Chris Thomas

2002-05

2,195

528

833

244

David Graves

1999-02

1,746

620

340

202

Tory Jackson

2007-10

1,231

526

694

211

REX PFLUEGER

2015-current

664

382

292

126

DURHAM POSTS TWO NOTEWORTHY DOUBLE-DOUBLES

Senior Juwan Durham responded to the loss of John Mooney (illness) on the front line against Presbyterian with 11 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots to record his second career double-double. He followed up with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four more blocks against Fairleigh Dickinson. It was just the seventh and eighth time a Mike Brey era player has recorded 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 4+ blocks – and the first time since John Mooney did it at North Carolina last season.

Others who have accomplished such a double-double include current Irish assistant coach Ryan Humphrey (2001), Torin Francis twice (2003, 2004), Luke Harangody (2008) and Bonzie Colson (2017).

DURHAM ALREADY AMONG TOP SHOT BLOCKERS IN NOTRE DAME HISTORY

Blocked shots are one of the youngest official NCAA official statistics, only becoming a part of the game boxscore for the 1985-86 season. With that in mind, it is still noteworthy that senior Juwan Durham (who still retains a year of eligibility after 2019-20) has already established himself as one of the top shot blockers in Notre Dame history.

In his first full season at Notre Dame in 2018-19, Durham swatted 63 shots which ranks fifth on the Notre Dame single-season blocked shots list.

This season, Durham pushed his career blocked-shot average to 2.5 (2.476) and is one of just three Notre Dame players to average over 2.0 blocks per game in their career:

Player

Seasons

Blocks Per Game

Ryan Humphrey

2000-02

2.8

JUWAN DURHAM

2018-current

2.5

LaPhonso Ellis

1988-92

2.1

Durham’s 104 total blocks at Notre Dame currently rank him ninth all-time (see sidebar, page 5). Jordan Cornette is the Notre Dame blocked shots record holder with 201 from 2001-05.

IRISH TRADITIONALLY AMONG BEST IN THE COUNTRY AT TAKING CARE OF THE BALL

Notre Dame finished third in the NCAA last season in turnovers per game – posting the fifth consecutive season of ranking in the nation’s top-10 for least amount of turnovers in a game.

The Irish have not averaged over 10.0 turnovers per game since a 10.3 mark in 2013-14 (which was still good enough for 26th nationally).

NOTRE DAME TURNOVERS PER GAME, LAST FIVE SEASONS

Season

Turnovers/Game

National Rank

Conference Rank

2014-15

9.4

5

2

2015-16

10

10

3

2016-17

9.5

2

1

2017-18

9.9

7

2

2018-19

9.3

7

2

2019-20

9.9

3

2

A DECADE OF ‘NO FOUL’ CONTINUES

One of the mantras of Notre Dame basketball under Mike Brey has been to keep the amount of opponent foul shots down. Defend without fouling is a way of life for Irish basketball and the statistics bear out that trend.

In the last 10 years, Notre Dame has failed to finish among the top 10 in least amount of personal fouls committed just twice. They have also led the country in least amount of personal fouls three times. So far, in 2019-20, the Irish are ahead of Virginia Tech (12.3) for the NCAA lead in least amount of fouls per game (11.9).

NOTRE DAME FOULS PER GAME NATIONAL/CONFERENCE FINAL RANKING

Year

Fouls Per Game

NCAA Raking

Conference Ranking

2009-10

15.1

10

2

2010-11

15.2

11

1

2011-12

13.8

1

1

2012-13

14.1

8

1

2013-14

16.2

15

5

2014-15

15.1

6

1

2015-16

15.1

1

1

2016-17

14.9

4

1

2017-18

13.1

1

1

2018-19

13.8

1

1

2019-20

11.9

1

1