Jan. 5, 2013

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  • Notre Dame improved to 13-1 this season (11-0 at home) … the Fighting Irish have an 11-game win streak … it’s the longest win streak for the Irish since they won 12 straight games during the 2006-07 season (Nov. 14-Jan. 3) … that 12-game streak is the longest for the Irish under head coach Mike Brey
  • Notre Dame scored a season-high 93 points … the previous high was 92 versus Chicago State … today’s 93 points were the most for the Irish since a 106-65 win over Sacred Heart on Dec. 19, 2011, and they were the most in a BIG EAST game since a 93-72 win over Villanova on Feb. 28, 2011
  • The Fighting Irish were 12-for-18 (.667) from three-point range … the 12 treys tied (Chicago State) a season-high total for the Irish … it marked the third time this season the Irish made 10 or more three-pointers in a game
  • The Irish were 11-for-14 from the free throw line … the Irish are 43-for-51 (84.3%) from the line in the last three games
  • Notre Dame had 25 assists on its 35 made field goals … the Irish have had 20 or more assists in each of the last four games and eight times overall this season
  • The Fighting Irish only had eight turnovers … it is the third time this season they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game
  • The Irish led 44-36 at halftime … Notre Dame is 12-0 this season when leading at the intermission
  • Notre Dame held a 37-30 rebound advantage … the Irish are 12-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent
  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started tonight’s contest … the Irish are 11-1 this season with that starting lineup and 22-5 over the past two campaigns … Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 14 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 13 starts each
  • Notre Dame wore gold jerseys for the first time during the 2012-13 regular season
  • Notre Dame is 111-7 in its last 118 home games and 46-1 in the last 47 home contests … the Irish have won 17 straight home games
  • The Fighting Irish improved to 12-6 all-time in BIG EAST openers, including a 9-4 mark under head coach Mike Brey … Notre Dame has won seven straight BIG EAST openers
  • Notre Dame now is 19-8 all-time against Seton Hall … the Irish have won 10 of the last 11 showdowns with the Pirates
  • Notre Dame is 32-9 (.780) over its last 41 BIG EAST regular-season contests, including a 25-6 (.806) mark in the last 31 league games
  • Notre Dame is 48-6 (.889) at home in BIG EAST play over the last seven seasons … that is the best home winning percentage for any BIG EAST school in league play over that time period … the Irish are 20-1 in their last 21 BIG EAST home contests
  • A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 456

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

  • Recorded his fourth double-double of the season (and career) with 17 points and 10 assists … was 3-for-3 from three-point range … had just two turnovers
  • Scored in double-figures for the second straight game and for the ninth time this season … has 37 career double-figure scoring efforts
  • Dished out 10 or more assists in a game for the fifth time this season

Cameron Biedscheid (Fr./F)

  • Was 2-for-2 from three-point range … has made his last six three-point attempts

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Notched his 10th double-double of the season (third straight) with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds
  • Has a double-double in seven of the last nine games … 23 career double-doubles
  • Scored in double-figures for the 13th time this season and for the 36th time in his career … has reached double-figures in points in nine straight games, which is a career-best streak and a team-best streak this season
  • Is 17-for-18 from the free throw line in the last three games … had his streak of consecutive made free throw attempts end at 15

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (13) for the third straight game and for the 11th time this season (37th time of his career)
  • Had eight assists

Scott Martin (GS/G)

  • Scored a season-high and game-high 22 points … it was his fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season and the 55th of his career (42nd at ND) … it was his third career game with 20 or more points (all at ND)
  • Made a career-high six three-pointers (on seven attempts) … his previous career-high was four on two occasions … the six treys are the most for an Irish player since Pat Connaughton made seven last season at Villanova (Feb. 18, 2012)