Dec. 22, 2009

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

  • Tonight marked the third meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Bucknell and the first since the 2002-03 season. The Irish have won all three meetings.
  • Notre Dame concluded its non-conference schedule with the win over Bucknell on Tuesday night. The Fighting Irish will carry an 11-2 record into the BIG EAST Conference opener versus Providence on Dec. 30 at Purcell Pavilion.
  • With his sixth point of the contest, Tory Jackson became the 50th 1,000-point scorer in Notre Dame history. He is just the fourth Irish player to score 1,000 points and dish out 500 career assists. He joins Chris Thomas, David Rivers and Elmer Bennett in that category. Jackson has 1,000 points and 574 assists during his Notre Dame career.
  • Luke Harangody moved past Adrian Dantley and into second place on Notre Dame’s all-time field goals made list. Harangody has made 809 field goals during his Fighting Irish career. He needs 208 more baskets to surpass Austin Carr.
  • Luke Harangody notched his 56th career double-double with his 20 points and 11 assists on Tuesday night. He is now tied with LaPhonso Ellis for the most double-doubles in Fighting Irish history. Harangody has six double-doubles this season.
  • Luke Harangody moved past Pat Garrity and into fifth place on Notre Dame’s all-time free throws made list. Harangody has made 492 free throws during his Irish career and needs 34 more to catch Austin Carr in fourth place.
  • Luke Harangody’s 11 rebounds on the night moved him past LaPhonso Ellis and into third place on Notre Dame’s career rebounding list with 1,078 boards. Harangody is 68 rebounds away from catching Walter Sahm in second place.
  • Luke Harangody’s 20 points signified the 10th time this season and the 56th time in his career that he has scored 20-plus points in a game.
  • Notre Dame eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time since a 103-84 win at Providence on Feb. 21, 2009. The Irish have scored over 90 points five times this season.
  • Tim Abromaitis’ three-pointer just over a minute into the contest extended Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer to 352.
  • The nine first-half three-pointers were the most in any half of play this season for the Irish. The previous high was eight in the first half of the season opener against North Florida.
  • Notre Dame’s 28 assists (on 37 field goals) were a season high. The previous high was 22 against IUPUI.
  • Notre Dame shot a season-high 60.7% from the field. That marked the first time the Irish have shot over 60% from the field since they shot 62.1% against Northern Illinois on Dec. 8, 2007.
  • The 52 points scored in the second half by the Irish were the most in any half of play this season for Notre Dame. The previous high was 50 in the second half against Saint Francis.
  • Notre Dame’s 49 first-half points were the most in a first half of play this season. The Irish shot 63% (17-27) from the field in the first half and that is the highest percentage in a first half this season for Notre Dame. The Irish had 15 assists on their 17 baskets in the opening stanza.
  • Freshman guard Joey Brooks netted a season-high 12 points. He became the seventh Irish player this season to reach double figures.
  • A season-best 12 players scored for the Irish. All 12 Notre Dame players that saw time on the court scored at least two points.