Jan. 12, 2013

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– The loss snapped Notre Dame’s 12-game overall win streak and 17-game home win streak

– Notre Dame is 46-2 in its last 48 home games … both losses have come against Connecticut

– This is the third Notre Dame home win streak of at least 17 games in length that Connecticut has snapped since 2009 … the Huskies halted a 45-game streak in 2008-09 and a 29-game streak last season

– Today was the 28th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Connecticut … the Huskies lead the series 18-10 … the Irish have won four of the last six encounters

– Notre Dame was 24-of-56 (.429) from the field … the Irish had shot 50% or above from the field in each of the last five games entering today

– Connecticut was 27-of-53 (.509) from the floor … that is the first time an Irish opponent shot 50% or above from the field this season

– The Fighting Irish only had nine turnovers … it is the fifth time this season (third straight game) they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game

– Notre Dame made a season-low four free throws on a season-low seven attempts

– Connecticut held a 34-28 rebound advantage … the Irish are 2-2 this season when being outrebounded

– The Irish led 31-29 at halftime … today was Notre Dame’s first loss this season when leading at the intermission … Notre Dame is 13-1 this season when leading at halftime

– Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started today’s contest … the Irish are 12-2 this season with that starting lineup and 23-6 over the past two campaigns … Atkins, Connaughton and Cooley have started all 16 games this season, while Grant and Martin have 15 starts each

– A three-pointer from Eric Atkins in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 458

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)
– Scored a season-high 18 points … has scored in double-figures in the last four games and 11 times overall this season … has 39 career double-figure scoring efforts

Cameron Biedscheid (Fr./F)
– Was 1-of-1 from three-point range … has made seven consecutive three-point attempts over the course of the last four games

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)
– Scored in double-figures (14 points) for a team-best 15th time this season and for the 38th time in his career … has reached double-figures in points in 11 straight games, which is a career-best streak and a team-best streak this season

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)
– Scored 11 points … has reached double-figures in points in each of the last five games and 13 times overall this season (39 times in career)