Jan. 3, 2015

Recap | Box Score | Quotes | Photo Gallery

  • Notre Dame’s 14-1 record matches the best 15-game start for the Fighting Irish in 15 campaigns under head coach Mike Brey … the Fighting Irish also were 14-1 in 2012-13.
  • Notre Dame upped its win streak to 10 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 11th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Georgia Tech and the third as ACC foes … the Yellow Jackets lead the series 7-4, but the Irish have won the last two encounters … the two schools split last season’s two meetings (both won at home) … Georgia Tech is 2-4 at Notre Dame … the Fighting Irish and Yellow Jackets will meet again Jan. 14 in Atlanta.
  • Today was Notre Dame’s second overtime contest of the season (79-78 win over Michigan State on Dec. 3) … it was Notre Dame’s first multiple-overtime game since a 68-64 double-overtime win over Clemson on Feb. 11, 2014 … Notre Dame is 18-10 in overtime under head coach Mike Brey … the Irish are 8-1 in their last nine overtime contests.
  • The Fighting Irish shot 53.3% (32-60) from the field … Notre Dame has shot 50.0% or above in 14 of 15 games this season.
  • Notre Dame had five double-figure scorers (Grant 24, Vasturia 17, Auguste 13, Jackson 11, Connaughton 10) … it was the fifth time this season the Irish had at least five players reach double-digits … the Fighting Irish have had at least four players reach double-figures in 14 of 15 games this season.
  • Georgia Tech led 31-27 at halftime … it was the second time this season Notre Dame trailed at the half (Providence) … the Irish now are 1-1 this season when down at the intermission.
  • Notre Dame’s 27 first-half points marked the fewest for the Irish in any half this season … the previous low was 30 in the second half versus Michigan State (Dec. 3) … Notre Dame’s previous low in a first half was 31 against Massachusetts (Nov. 22).
  • Notre Dame’s four three-pointers tied a season-low total (the Irish also had four against Fairleigh Dickinson).
  • Demetrius Jackson (So./G), Jerian Grant (Sr./G), Steve Vasturia (So./G), Pat Connaughton (Sr./G-F) and Zach Auguste (Jr./F) started today’s contest … that quintet has started all 15 games this season.
  • A three-pointer by Pat Connaughton early in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 524.

Zach Auguste (Jr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the seventh straight game and the 13th time this season … the seven-game double-figure scoring streak is a career-best … tonight was the 24th double-figure scoring effort of his career.

Pat Connaughton (Sr./G-F)

  • Scored in double-figures (10 points) for the 12th time this season and the 60th time of his career … he has reached double-figures in each of the last four games.
  • Became the 10th player in program history to notch 100 career starts … today was his 97th consecutive start … he has played in all 116 games during his Fighting Irish career.
  • Played all 50 minutes.

Jerian Grant (Sr./G)

  • Scored a game-high 24 points … has reached double-figures in points in each of his last 17 games and 80 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 15 games this season.
  • Netted 20-plus points for a team-best fifth time this season (19th time of his career).
  • Played all 50 minutes.

Demetrius Jackson (So./G)

  • Netted 11 points … it marked the 13th time this season (sixth straight game) and the 20th time of his career that he’s scored in double-figures … the six-game double-figure scoring streak ties a career-best mark that he also achieved earlier this season.

Steve Vasturia (So./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (17 points) for the seventh time this season and the 11th time of his career.
  • The 17 points were a career-high in an ACC game.
  • Tied a career-high total with six made free throws (on seven attempts).