Nov. 21, 2015

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University of Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
No. 18 Notre Dame 83, UMass Lowell 57
Nov. 21, 2015
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center – Notre Dame, Indiana


  • This was the first meeting between Notre Dame and UMass Lowell. The Fighting Irish are 15-0 all-time against teams currently in the America East Conference.
  • Notre Dame is now 60-1 (0.984) at home in the month of November under Mike Brey.
  • Brey is 335-165 during his career at Notre Dame and 434-217 overall as head coach.
  • Bonzie Colson (So./F), Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G) & V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) started the contest for Notre Dame. The Irish are 3-0 this season with that starting quintet.
  • Four players scored in double figures for the Irish: Auguste (19), Jackson (15), Vasturia (12) & Colson (11).
  • With a three-pointer at the 16:52 mark of the first half, Demetrius Jackson extended the Irish streak to 550 consecutive games with a three-point field goal dating back to the 1998-99 season … ND has hit a three-pointer in every game of the Mike Brey era.
  • Notre Dame led 40-26 at halftime. The team is 3-0 this season when leading after the first half.
  • Notre Dame outrebounded UMass Lowell, 43-31. The Irish are 3-0 this season when outrebounding opponents.
  • The Irish buried a season-high 13 three-point field goals (13-29) against UMass Lowell.

Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G)

  • Jackson opened the game on fire, as he scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half … he went 5-7 from the field – including 3-4 from three-point range – in the opening frame.

Zach Auguste (Sr./F)

  • With 19 points & 10 rebounds, Auguste turned in his second double-double of the season and the seventh of his career.
  • Auguste tied his career high with three assists … he has dished out three assists on four occasions in his career.

Bonzie Colson (So./F)

  • Colson finished one rebound shy of his first career double-double … he did tie his career high in rebounds with nine.
  • With 11 points scored against UMass Lowell, Colson reached double figures for the second time this year and for the seventh time in his career.

Rex Pflueger (Fr./G)

  • Pflueger (6 pts.) scored the first two baskets of his career late in the second half … he connected on a pair of three pointers with 5:15 & 1:27 left in the contest.