March 18, 2010

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Notre Dame (23-12) vs. Old Dominion (27-8)
March 18, 2009 | New Orleans Arena | New Orleans, La.
Post-Game Notes

  • This is the 2nd meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Old Dominion. The Irish are now 1-1 against the Monarchs. The loss marked Notre Dame’s first against a Colonial Athletic Association foe (13-1).
  • Notre Dame is now 30-34 in NCAA Tournament games (30 appearances) and 5-6 in five NCAA trips under head coach Mike Brey. The Irish are 4-2 in NCAA Tournament first round games under Brey.
  • Since the NCAA started seeding teams in 1979, the Irish are now 11-15 overall and 1-3 as a No. 6 seed.
  • Forward Carleton Scott recorded his third double double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Ben Hansbrough scored in double figures for the 23rd time this season with 17 points.
  • The Irish have now hit at least one three-pointer in 374 consecutive games, dating back to the 1998-99 season.
  • ODU entered the game with the third-best rebounding margin (+8.8) in the nation, but the Irish outrebounded the Monarchs, 38-31.
  • Senior guard Jonathan Peoples took over sole possession of fourth place on Notre Dame’s all-time games played list with 129. Senior forward Luke Harangody moved into a tie for fifth place on that same list with 128 appearances.
  • Junior forward Carleton Scott and freshman forward Jack Cooley each made their NCAA Tournament debuts, while Ben Hansbrough made his Irish tournament debut (played in two NCAA Tournament games with Mississippi State.
  • With Notre Dame leading today’s game 28-22 at the half, the Irish held their opponents to fewer than 30 first half points for the eighth consecutive game.
  • Junior forward Tim Abromaitis ended the season with the fourth-best single season free throw percentage in school history (117-134; .873).