Feb. 24, 2010

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2009-10 Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Notre Dame 68, Pittsburgh 53
February 24, 2010 – Purcell Pavilion – Notre Dame, Ind. Post-Game Notes

  • Prior to tonight’s contest, Notre Dame senior forward Luke Harangody was inducted into Notre Dame’s Ring of Honor, beginning a new tradition at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. A banner honoring Harangody’s number 44 was unveiled and now will permanently hang in the rafters of Purcell Pavilion. Beginning in 2010-11, the Notre Dame Athletics Department plans to honor annually additional former and present men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball players who have made distinguished and noteworthy contributions throughout their careers while student-athletes at the University.
  • Today marked the 54th meeting between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. The series is now tied 27-27.
  • Senior point guard Tory Jackson now is alone in third place on Notre Dame’s all-time career games played list. Jackson has played in 129 contests, which includes 115 starts. He ranks fourth all-time in games started. Matt Carroll is the record holder for games played (133) and Chris Thomas owns the games started record (128).
  • Senior guard Jonathan Peoples has moved into a tie for 10th on Notre Dame’s career games played list. He has appeared in 123 contests.
  • Tim Abromaitis has scored in double-figures in 25 of 28 games this season. He finished with 17 points on Wednesday.
  • Tory Jackson’s 14 points on Wednesday marked the fourth time in the past five games that he has scored in double-figures. Jackson has tallied 10-plus points in 11 games this season.
  • Ben Hansbrough has reached double-figures in points in the past seven games. He registered 15 points on Wednesday and has scored 10-plus points 20 times this season.
  • With the win on Wednesday evening, Notre Dame’s senior class of Tim Andree, Luke Harangody, Tory Jackson and Jonathan Peoples matched the most wins by an Irish class in BIG EAST regular-season play. That feat has occurred two other times in Irish history. This year’s senior class is 40-27 to date. From 2000-04, the Irish finished 40-24, while Notre Dame was 40-26 from 2004-08.
  • The win over No. 12/16 Pittsburgh on Wednesday marked the second time this season that Notre Dame has defeated a ranked opponent. The Irish topped No. 8 West Virginia 70-68 on Jan. 9 at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame is 2-3 this season against ranked foes. The losses have come on the road against No. 10 Connecticut (82-70) and No. 3 Villanova (90-72) and at home to No. 5 Syracuse (84-71).
  • Tory Jackson’s three-pointer less than a minute into the contest extended Notre Dame’s streak of games with a made three-pointer to 367.