Nov. 17, 2012

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Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
#20/21 Notre Dame 78, BYU 68
CVC Classic Consolation Game
November 17, 2012
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, N.Y.

– Tonight was the eighth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and BYU and the first since March 22, 2000 … the Irish lead the series 5-3

– With the win, the Fighting Irish finished in third place in the Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) Classic

– The Irish made a season-high 22 free throws (on 28 attempts)

– Notre Dame trailed 32-31 at halftime … the Irish are 1-1 this season when trailing at the intermission

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 … it marked the 19th straight game that quintet has started for the Fighting Irish … the Irish are 14-5 with that starting lineup over the past two seasons

– An Eric Atkins three-pointer in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 446

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

– Tallied a season-high 16 points … scored in double-figures for the second straight game and for the 30th time in his career

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

– Recorded his second straight double-double and his third of the season (19 points, 13 rebounds) … it was his 16th career double-double … he had a double-double by halftime with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the opening stanza

– Scored in double-figures for the fourth time this season and for the 27th time in his career … he is the only Irish player score in double-figures in all four games this season … his 19 points matched a season-high total

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

– Netted a season-high 19 points … scored in double-figures for the second straight game and for the third time this season … he has 29 career double-digit scoring efforts

– Was 6-for-6 from the free throw line