Jan. 19, 2011

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2010-11 Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Notre Dame 66, Cincinnati 58
January 19, 2011
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center – Notre Dame, Ind.
Post-Game Notes

  • Tonight was the 10th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Cincinnati. The Fighting Irish lead the series 7-3. Notre Dame is 4-0 at home against Cincinnati.
  • Notre Dame is 12-0 at home this season.
  • Notre Dame had five players (Atkins, Abromaitis, Hansbrough, Martin, Nash) reach double-figures in points. That marked the fourth time this season – and first in BIG EAST play – that the Irish had at least five double-digit scorers.
  • Tim Abromaitis (12 points) has reached double-digits in 10 straight games, which is a personal-best streak. That is the top active streak on the team and it ties him with Carleton Scott and Ben Hansbrough for Notre Dame’s longest double-figure scoring stretch this season.
  • Tim Abromaitis (12 points) and Ben Hansbrough (13 points) both have reached double-figures a team-high 17 times this season.
  • Tim Abromaitis has scored in double-digits in 14 straight regular-season BIG EAST games. He has registered double-figures in 23 out of 25 regular-season BIG EAST contests over the past two seasons.
  • Tim Abromaitis has made a three-pointer in 10 straight contests, which is the longest active streak on the team. His personal-best streak is 29 straight games, which occurred last season.
  • Senior forward Tyrone Nash (13 points) reached double-figures for the ninth time this season. It was his first double-digit effort since the Connecticut contest (Jan. 4).
  • Senior guard Scott Martin (11 points) registered a double-digit point total for the 10th time this season. Martin has scored in double-figures in seven of the past eight games.
  • Senior forward Carleton Scott checked into the game at the 14:32 mark of the first half. That was his first game action since leaving the Syracuse game (Jan. 1) in the second half with a hamstring injury. He missed all of the past four contests with the injury. He connected on his first shot, a three-pointer, less than a minute after checking into tonight’s game. Scott made both of hit shots (both three-pointers) and finished with six points.
  • Seniors Tyrone Nash (F), Tim Abromaitis (F), Ben Hansbrough (G) and Scott Martin (G) along with freshman Eric Atkins (G) started tonight’s contest. It marked the fifth straight game that quintet has started. Nash, Abromaitis and Hansbrough have started all 19 games this season, while Martin has 18 starts. Atkins has started six contests.
  • Senior forward Tyrone Nash extended his consecutive games played streak to a team-best 69 contests. Nash, Tim Abromaitis (Sr./F) and Ben Hansbrough (Sr./G) all have played in the past 54 games. Nash and Hansbrough both have started all 54 of those contests.
  • Eric Atkin’s three-pointer just over two minutes into the contest extended Notre Dame’s streak to 393 straight games with a made three-pointer. The Fighting Irish have made at least one three pointer during every game of the Mike Brey era.
  • Notre Dame possessed a 33-19 lead at halftime. The Irish are 14-0 this season when leading at the intermission.
  • Notre Dame held Cincinnati to 19 first-half points. That marked the third time this season that the Irish have held an opponent to fewer than 20 points in the opening stanza. Notre Dame held Cal to five points and Wisconsin to 19 in the first half of play in consecutive contests at the Old Spice Classic (Nov. 26 & 28).
  • The Fighting Irish were 19-24 from the free throw line, while Cincinnati was 5-8. The Irish are 14-0 this season when making more free throws than their opponents.
  • Cincinnati shot 23-60 (.383) from the field. That marked the ninth time this season – and second time in BIG EAST play – that Notre Dame has held an opponent to under 40% from the field.