Dec. 30, 2014

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  • Notre Dame’s 13-1 record matches the best 14-game start for the Fighting Irish in 15 campaigns under head coach Mike Brey. The Fighting Irish have been 13-1 on two other occasions with Brey at the helm (2006-07, 2012-13).
  • Notre Dame upped its win streak to nine games, which is the longest for the Irish since they won 12 straight during the 2012-13 season (Nov. 17, 2012-Jan. 7, 2013).
  • This was the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Hartford.
  • Notre Dame improved to 14-0 all-time against teams currently in the America East Conference.
  • The Fighting Irish shot 53.2% (33-62) from the field … Notre Dame has shot 50.0% or above in 13 of 14 games this season.
  • Notre Dame was 13-of-30 (43.3%) from three-point range … it marked the second straight contest – and the fourth time this season – the Irish have made 10 or more three-pointers in a game … the 13 treys were one shy of a season-best mark … the 30 three-point attempts were a season-high total.
  • Notre Dame had four double-figure scorers (Jackson 18, Connaughton 16, Grant 15, Auguste 15) … the Fighting Irish have had at least four players reach double-figures in 13 of 14 games this season.
  • Tonight was Notre Dame’s 10th win this season by 20 or more points.
  • Demetrius Jackson (So./G), Jerian Grant (Sr./G), Steve Vasturia (So./G), Pat Connaughton (Sr./G-F) and Zach Auguste (Jr./F) started tonight’s contest … that quintet has started all 14 games this season.
  • Notre Dame led 43-28 at halftime … the Irish are 13-0 this season when leading at the intermission.
  • A three-pointer by Demetrius Jackson early in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 523.

Zach Auguste (Jr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (15 points) for the sixth straight game and the 12th time this season … the six-game double-figure scoring streak ties a career-best mark that he also achieved earlier this season … tonight was the 23rd double-figure scoring effort of his career.

Pat Connaughton (Sr./G-F)

  • Scored in double-figures (16 points) for the 11th time this season and the 59th time of his career … he has reached double-figures in each of the last three games.
  • Made his 96th consecutive start and the 99th overall of his career… has played in all 115 games during his Fighting Irish career.

Jerian Grant (Sr./G)

  • Scored 15 points … has reached double-figures in points in each of his last 16 games and 79 times during his career, which are the most of any current Fighting Irish player.
  • He is the only Irish player to score in double-figures in all 14 games this season.

Demetrius Jackson (So./G)

  • Netted 18 points … it marked the 12th time this season (fifth straight game) and the 19th time of his career that he’s scored in double-figures.
  • Tied a career-high mark with four three-pointers (on six attempts) … he is 12-of-19 (.632) from three-point range in the last five games.