March 6, 2009

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  • Tonight was ‘Senior Night’ and Notre Dame’s four senior student-athletes – Ryan Ayers, Zach Hillesland, Kyle McAlarney and Luke Zeller – were honored prior to the game.
  • All four Fighting Irish seniors started the game along with junior Luke Harangody.
  • Notre Dame now is 19-15 against St. John’s all-time, including an 11-7 record at home. The Irish have claimed five straight wins over the Red Storm at the Joyce Center.
  • Notre Dame has made a three-pointer in 333 straight games, a mark that dates back to the 1998-99 campaign. The Irish went 9-19 from three-point range against St. John’s on Friday night.
  • Kyle McAlarney’s 108 made three-pointers this season ties his own program record that he established last season.
  • Ryan Ayers’ 81 three-pointers made this season ranks 10th all-time in program history for treys made in a single season.
  • Ryan Ayers has reached double figures in scoring in three straight games and in eight of the past 11 contests. Ayers had 15 points on Friday.
  • With his 31-point effort on Friday, Luke Harangody now has scored 30 or more points five times this season.
  • Luke Harangody has reached the 20-point plateau in 21 of 28 games played this season. That mark ranks eighth in school history for a single season. His 42 career games with 20 or more points also rank eighth in program history.
  • Luke Harangody notched his 21st double-double of the season on Friday night with 31 points and 12 rebounds. That double-double total ranks fifth in program history for a single season. His 46 career double-doubles place him fourth in Fighting Irish history.
  • St. John’s shot 29% (20-69) from the field for the game. That marked the lowest field goal percentage by a Notre Dame opponent this season.
  • Notre Dame shot 50% (29-58) from the field against the Red Storm. The Irish have shot 50% or better seven times this season.
  • The 24 first-half points from St. John’s marked the seventh time this season (six times in first half, once in second half) the Fighting Irish have held an opponent to 24 points or fewer in a half.
  • Notre Dame is 14-1 when leading at halftime this season.