Nov. 27, 2011

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2011-12 Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Notre Dame 84, Bryant 59
November 27, 2011
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center – Notre Dame, Ind.

  • Today was the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Bryant
  • Notre Dame upped its home win streak to 24 games
  • Scott Martin (Sr./G), Joey Brooks (Jr./G), Eric Atkins (So./G), Jerian Grant (So./G) and Pat Connaughton (Fr./G-F) started today’s contest. It marked the first time that quintet has started this season. Notre Dame has used five different starting lineups in its first seven games of the season. Martin and Grant are the only two Irish players to start every game this season.
  • Five Irish players scored in double-figures (Eric Atkins, Joey Brooks, Alex Dragicevich, Jerian Grant, Scott Martin) … it was the first time Notre Dame had five double-figure scorers in a game since the semifinals of the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament against Louisville (March 11, 2011)
  • Notre Dame’s 47 first-half points were the most for the Irish in the first half of play this season … the previous high was 43 against Delaware State (Nov. 18)
  • Eric Atkins’ three-pointer early in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 415
  • Notre Dame went 11-25 from three-point range … the 11 three-pointers matched a season-high total for the Irish … it was the third time this season that the Irish made at least 10 treys in a game … Sam Houston State (10) and Delaware State (11) were the other contests

Eric Atkins (So./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (18 points) for the fourth time this season (out of five games played) … has 11 double-digit scoring efforts during his career … led the Irish in scoring for the third time this season
  • Dished out a career-high nine assists … previous high was seven on two occasions
  • Matched season-high totals in rebounds (4) and steals (2)

Joey Brooks (Jr./G)

  • Matched a career-high total with 13 points (also had 13 points earlier this season vs. Detroit) … scored in double-figures for the second time this season and for the third time in his career
  • Made a career-high two three-pointers (on two attempts) … his previous high was one on six occasions
  • Blocked a career-high three shots … those were the first three blocks of his career

Pat Connaughton (Fr./G-F)

  • Made second career start
  • Registered a career-high three assists

Alex Dragicevich (So./G)

  • Scored in double-figures (13 points) for the second time this season
  • Tied a career-high total with three made three-pointers
  • Matched a career-high total with four rebounds

Jerian Grant (So./G)

  • Posted his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds … he is the second Irish player to notch a double-double this season (Jack Cooley is the other)
  • Has reached double-figures in points a team-best six times this season
  • Matched a career-high assist total with seven

Scott Martin (Sr./G)

  • Netted 12 points … has scored in double-figures five times this season and 37 times during his college career, including 24 times during his Notre Dame career
  • Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds