Nov. 29, 2015

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

University of Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Alabama 74, No. 17/18 Notre Dame 73
Nov. 29, 2015
HP Fieldhouse at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


  • Bonzie Colson (So./F), Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G) and V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) started the contest for Notre Dame for the sixth straight contest. The Irish are 4-2 this season with that starting lineup.
  • The matchup Sunday evening with Alabama was the fifth meeting between the two schools and the third on a neutral site. Notre Dame leads the series 3-2.
  • Notre Dame recorded its only other loss to Alabama on the hardwood on Dec. 27, 2001 in New Orleans. The Crimson Tide defeated the Fighting Irish 79-76.
  • Notre Dame moves to 46-72 against current members of the South Eastern Conference.
  • The last time Notre Dame registered a one-point loss was Nov. 23, 2014 against Providence College, 74-75.
  • Four players scored in double figures for the Irish: Vasturia (18 points), Jackson (16), Auguste (16), Beachem (13).
  • With a three-pointer at the 19:11 mark of the first half, Steve Vasturia extended the Irish streak to 553 consecutive games with a three-point field goal.
  • Alabama led 43-39 at halftime, marking the first time this season the Fighting Irish have trailed after the first half.
  • Notre Dame’s nine turnovers marked the third game this season the Irish had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game.
  • The Fighting Irish were outrebounded by the Crimson Tide, 34-32. It was the second time this season Notre Dame has been outrebounded by an opponent.
  • Notre Dame scored 15 points off 12 Alabama turnovers.
  • Alabama’s Retin Obasohan led all scorers with 19 points.

Steve Vasturia (Jr./G)

  • Vasturia totaled a season-high 18 points in the contest, recording his 31st career outing in double figures.
  • He has reached double figures in all six Notre Dame contests this season.

Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G)

  • Jackson finished the game with 16 points. He registered double figures for the sixth time this season and 43rd time during his career.

V.J. Beachem (Jr./F)

  • With 13 points, Beachem registered the 15th double figure outing of his collegiate career.

Zach Auguste (Sr./F)

  • Auguste finished with 16 points. He has scored in double figures in five of six games this season.
  • Adding 10 rebounds to his 16 points, Auguste earned his fourth double-double six contests. It was the ninth double-double of his career.

Matt Ryan (Fr./F)

  • Ryan tied a career high with two assists.