March 22, 2015

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2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
Third Round – Tournament Game Notes
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – March 21, 2015
#3 Notre Dame vs. #6 Butler

  • This was the 30th basketball game ever played at the CONSOL Energy Center and 12th NCAA Tournament game
  • Notre Dame is now 72-31 all-time versus Butler
  • This was also the first overtime game ever played at CONSOL Energy Center

Notre Dame

  • Notre Dame is now 33-37 all-time in the NCAA Tournament
  • Notre Dame is now 4-0 in overtime this season
  • The last time Notre Dame played an overtime game in the NCAA Tournament was March 8, 1980 versus Missouri. The Irish are 1-3 all-time in overtime in the NCAA Tournament
  • Head coach Mike Brey now holds an 8-9 NCAA Championship record during his Notre Dame tenure
  • Notre Dame is now 25-2 when leading at the half
  • The win gives Notre Dame its first trip to the Sweet Sixteen since 2003
  • Senior Pat Connaughton played in his 137th career game tonight, a new Notre Dame record
  • Connaughton also grabbed 9 boards to become just the 12th player in program history to gather 800 rebounds. With 1,441 points, Connaughton is the eighth player in Notre Dame history with 1,400 points and 800 rebounds
  • Connaughton’s five blocked shots are a new career-high as well as an individual season-high for Notre Dame this year
  • Junior Zach Auguste had 13 rebounds, tying his career-high
  • Sophomore Steve Vasturia’s 20 points tonight are a career-high


  • Butler is now 20-13 all-time in the NCAA Tournament
  • Butler is now 2-2 in overtime this season
  • Butler is now 1-3 all-time in overtime in the NCAA Tournament
  • Senior Alex Barlow recorded two steals for 74 on the year, a new single-season Butler record
  • Senior Kameron Woods’ 15 rebounds moved him into second place on Butlers all-time rebounding list with 337
  • Woods’ tally was also the second-highest rebounding total in CONSOL Energy Center history
  • The game also marked the 21st time Woods has had more than nine rebounds in a contest this year
  • Junior Roosevelt Jones netted 23 points, his fifth 20-plus point game of the year
  • Sophomore Andre Chrabascz recorded his second 20-plus point game of the season with 20