March 10, 2010

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2010 BIG EAST Championship
Presented by New York Life

Postgame Notes
Notre Dame 68, Seton Hall 56

Records: Notre Dame (21-10); Seton Hall (19-11)

  • Notre Dame advances to the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals to face No. 2 seeded Pittsburgh Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN).
  • Notre Dame will make its seventh appearance in the BIG EAST quarterfinals.
  • The Irish are 2-4 in six previous appearances.
  • Notre Dame won its BIG EAST Championship opener for the second straight year and the third time in the last four years.
  • Notre Dame’s five-game winning streak is the longest active streak in the BIG EAST.
  • Notre Dame’s bench outscored Seton Hall’s bench 24-3.
  • Notre Dame has held two of its last three BIG EAST Championship opponents below 60 points. The Irish were 61-50 winners against Rutgers in the first round of the 2009 tournament.
  • Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody came off the bench to register his 64th career double-double. Harangody had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Seton Hall’s 19 wins are the most under fourth-year head coach Bobby Gonzalez.
  • Since the formation of the BIG EAST in the 1979-80 season, Seton Hall has reached the NCAA tournament all seven times it has had 19 wins after the BIG EAST Championship.
  • Seton Hall scored 55 points in the first half of last night’s win against Providence, but finished with 56 points tonight.