Dec. 1, 2009

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Notre Dame vs. Idaho State Game Notes
December 1, 2009
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center

  • Tonight was the first ever matchup between Idaho State and Notre Dame
  • The contest also marks the third time the Irish have squared off with an opponent from the Big Sky Conference. With the 80-70 victory over the Bengals, Notre Dame is 2-1 all-time against Big Sky foes.
  • With his first bucket of the contest at 19:38 of the first half, Luke Harangody became the first player in Notre Dame basketball history to score 2,000 points and pull down 1,000 rebounds. Harangody becomes just the seventh member in Notre Dame history to reach the 2,000-point mark, joining Austin Carr, Adrian Dantley, Chris Thomas, Pat Garrity, David Rivers and Troy Murphy.
  • The contest against Idaho State opens up a seven-game home stand for the Irish. That is the longest such stretch of the season for Notre Dame. The stretch of games will span the entire month of December. It is the first seven-game home stretch since 2006-07 (Dec. 7- Jan. 3). The Irish won every game during that home stand.
  • With the first three-pointer of the contest by Luke Harangody, Notre Dame extended its streak of games with at least one trey to 347 games.
  • A back-and-forth first half saw a total of 12 lead changes and five ties before the Irish took the lead for good, 32-31, with 3:23 left in the first half.
  • Carleton Scott put home eight points along with making all four field goals against the Bengals. Those both were career highs for the junior.
  • Luke Harangody moved into sixth on the all-time scoring list with his 27 points against Idaho State, passing Troy Murphy (2,011 points) with 2,025 career points. With 17 field goal attempts, Harangody also moved into fourth on the all-time field goals attempted list, passing David Rivers (1,593) with 1,603 attempts.
  • Harangody also recorded his 53rd career double-double with his 27 points and 12 rebounds. It was his third double-double of the season. It also marks the 52nd time in his career that he has scored 20+ points in a contest.
  • Freshman guard Joey Brooks knocked down the first three-pointer of his Irish career.
  • The Irish were able to surpass the 80-point mark for the sixth time on the season with their 80-70 victory.