Nov. 12, 2011

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  • Today was the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Mississippi Valley State
  • Scott Martin (Sr./G), Joey Brooks (Jr./G), Jack Cooley (Jr./F), Eric Atkins (So./G) and Jerian Grant (So./G) started this afternoon’s game. It was the first career start for Cooley, Brooks and Grant. This was the first regular-season game action for Grant, who sat out last season. He finished with 11 points and five assists.
  • Notre Dame upped its home win streak to 20
  • Notre Dame improved its record to 89-18 all-time in season openers … the Irish have won 13 straight season openers, including all 12 under head coach Mike Brey
  • Eric Atkins’ three-pointer less than a minute into the game upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 409.
  • Notre Dame had 19 assists on its 24 made baskets

Eric Atkins

  • Scored a career-high 27 points (previous high was 15 last season at Marquette)
  • Was 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-3 from three-point range … was 12-of-12 from the free-throw line
  • Reached double-figures in points for the eighth time in his career
  • His team-high 27 points marked the third time in his career that he’s led the Irish in scoring
  • Made a career-high three three-pointers (previous high was two on five occasions)
  • His 12 made free throws marked a career-high total (previous high was eight last season against St. John’s)

Mike Broghammer

  • Scored a career-high six points (previous high was five on three occasions)

Jack Cooley

  • Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds (previous high was eight on two occasions)

Alex Dragicevich

  • Hauled down a career-high four rebounds (previous high was three last season against Georgia Southern)
  • Dished out a career-best two assists (previous high was one on four occasions)

Scott Martin

  • Scored in double-figures (15 pts.) for the 33rd time in his career