Nov. 17, 2012

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Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Saint Joseph’s 79, Notre Dame 70 (OT)
CVC Classic Semifinals
November 16, 2012
Barclays Center o Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Tonight was the second meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s … the two schools have split both contests
  • Senior forward Jack Cooley (14 points, 14 rebounds) and junior guard Eric Atkins (12 points, 10 assists) both recorded double-doubles … it’s the first time two Notre Dame players had double-doubles in the same game since Cooley and Scott Martin each had one versus Louisville on Jan. 7, 2012
  • Notre Dame had five double-figure scorers – Jack Cooley (14), Scott Martin (13), Eric Atkins (12), Pat Connaughton (11), Jerian Grant (10) – for the first time since Dec. 19, 2011 (vs. Sacred Heart)
  • The Irish made a season-high 10 three-pointers (on 29 attempts)
  • Notre Dame is 10-9 in overtime under head coach Mike Brey … the Irish are 6-2 in their last eight overtime contests
  • Notre Dame trailed 37-36 at halftime … it was the first time the Irish have trailed at halftime this season … the 36 points were the most for the Irish in a first half this season
  • 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 18th straight game that quintet has started for the Fighting Irish … the Irish are 13-5 with that starting lineup over the past two seasons
  • A Scott Martin three-pointer early in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 445

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

  • Recorded his first career double-double (12 points, 10 assists)
  • Dished out a career-high 10 assists … his previous high were nine on three occasions … he is the first Notre Dame player to record 10 assists in a game since Ben Hansbrough on Feb. 28, 2011 (vs. Villanova)
  • Scored in double-figures for the first time this season and for the 29th time in his career

Pat Connaughton (So./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (11 points) for the second straight game and for the 11th time in his career

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Notched his second double-double of the season (14 points, 14 rebounds) … it was his 15th career double-double
  • Scored in double-figures for the third time this season and for the 26th time in his career … he is the only Irish player score in double-figures in all three games this season

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (10 points) for the second time this season and for the 28th time in his career

Scott Martin (GS/G)

  • Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the first time this season and for the 51st time in his career (38th time at Notre Dame)