Nov. 17, 2013

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Indiana State 83, #21/22 Notre Dame 70
November 17, 2013
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center – Notre Dame, Ind.

  • Today was the third meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Indiana State and the first since an 81-72 Irish victory on Nov. 30, 2010 … the Fighting Irish lead the series 2-1 … all three contests have taken place at Notre Dame.
  • With his fifth point of the game, senior point guard Eric Atkins notched his 1,000th career point and became Notre Dame’s 54th member of the 1,000-point club (first since Jack Cooley last season).
  • Notre Dame is off to a 2-1 start for the second straight season.
  • The Fighting Irish moved to 54-14 all-time against teams currently in the Missouri Valley Conference … the Irish had won six straight against teams from the Missouri Valley prior to today.
  • This was Notre Dame’s first home loss in the month of November under head coach Mike Brey … the Irish had been 48-0 at home in the month under Brey … as a program, Notre Dame had won its last 51 home contests in November.
  • Today was Notre Dame’s first non-conference home loss since an 87-85 setback to Loyola Marymount on Dec. 12, 2009 … the Irish had won 30 straight non-conference home games.
  • Notre Dame trailed 40-30 at halftime … Indiana State’s largest lead of the afternoon was 15 points on four occasions.
  • Eric Atkins (Sr./G), Pat Connaughton (Jr./G), Tom Knight (GS/F), Jerian Grant (Sr./G) and Garrick Sherman (Sr./C) started today’s contest … that quintet has started all three games this season.
  • Notre Dame is 119-10 (.922) in its last 129 home games … Notre Dame had won seven straight home contests prior to today.
  • A three-pointer from Jerian Grant in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 480.

Eric Atkins (Sr./G)

  • Scored his 1,000th career point at Notre Dame … has 1,013 points in 104 games
  • Finished the contest with a game-high (and season-high) 18 points … it was the second time this season and the 51st time of his career that he’s scored in double-figures

Pat Connaughton (Jr./G-F)

  • Netted a season-high 16 points … has scored in double-figures in all three games this season (26 times in his career)

Jerian Grant (Sr./G)

  • Scored 17 points … has reached double-figures in all three games this season and a team-high 57 times in his career.