Nov. 21, 2011
2011-12 Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
#21/21 Missouri 87, Notre Dame 58
Progressive CBE Classic Semifinal
November 21, 2011
Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
- Tonight was the ninth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Missouri and the first since the 1994-95 season (Jan. 12, 1995). Missouri leads the series 7-2.
- Tim Abromaitis (GS/F), Scott Martin (Sr./G), Jack Cooley (Jr./F), Eric Atkins (So./G) and Jerian Grant (So./G) started tonight’s game. Martin, Cooley and Grant have started all five games this season. Tonight was Abromaitis’ first game of the season after sitting out the first four contests due to an NCAA suspension. Notre Dame has used four different starting lineups in its first five games of the season.
- Tim Abromaitis scored a team-high 22 points. He became the fourth Notre Dame player to score 20 or more points in a game this season. Eric Atkins, Pat Connaughton and Scott Martin are the others.
- Notre Dame’s 15-point halftime deficit (52-37) was its largest since the Irish trailed West Virginia by 18 (36-18) in the second round of the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament (March 11, 2009). The 29-point defeat was the largest since Notre Dame fell at Connecticut by 31 points (101-70) during the 1998-99 season (Jan. 12, 1999).
- Notre Dame is 38-60 versus ranked opponents under head coach Mike Brey (12 seasons).
- Scott Martin’s three-pointer just over a minute into the contest upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 413.
Tim Abromaitis (GS/F)
Played his first game of the season after sitting out the first four contests due to an NCAA suspension … scored in double-figures (22 points) for the 58th time of his career … it was his 22nd career game with 20-plus points … led the Irish in scoring for the 17th time of his career … also led the Irish in rebounds (8) and assists (3)
Eric Atkins (So./G)
Returned to the Irish lineup after missing the past two games due to illness
Scott Martin (Sr./G)
Tallied 12 points … has scored in double-figures four times this season (out of five games) and 36 times during his college career, including 23 times during his Notre Dame career