Jan. 31, 2016

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No. 25 Notre Dame 81 (15-6, 6-3 ACC), Wake Forest 62 (10-11, 1-8 ACC)
January 31, 2016
Purcell Pavilion – Notre Dame, IN (9,149 Attendance)


  • All-time series: Notre Dame trails 3-2
  • Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest at Purcell Pavilion: 2-0


  • Notre Dame is 26-19 in ACC regular-season play after two-plus seasons in the conference.
  • Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Austin Burgett (Sr./F), V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) and Demetrius Jackson (Sr./G) started the contest for Notre Dame. The Irish are 1-0 with that starting lineup.
  • Five players reached double figures for the Irish: Auguste (21 points), Beachem (15), Jackson (14), Burgett (14) and Vasturia (10). The last time Notre Dame had five double-figure scorers was against Boston College (1/23/16).
  • With a 3-pointer at 18:37 in the opening half, Burgett extended the Irish streak to 568 consecutive games with a 3-point field goal.
  • Notre Dame has won their last 10 “bounce-back” games. The Irish have not lost back-to-back games since the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
  • Notre Dame secured 46 points in the first half alone. The total was a program high for points registered in the first half of an ACC contest.
  • The Irish led 46-29 after the first half. Notre Dame is 12-2 this season when leading after the first 20-minute stanza.
  • Notre Dame players combined for 13 steals in the game, which was a season high. The total was also a program high for the Irish in ACC play.
  • Notre Dame forced 18 Wake Forest turnovers. Wake Forest’s total turnovers marked a season-high for the Irish defense, as well as the most for Notre Dame in ACC play.
  • The game was Notre Dame’s 10th this season shooting 50 percent or better from the field. The Irish shot 52 percent for the game (31-60).
  • The Irish held a 36-28 rebounding advantage over the Demon Deacons. Notre Dame is 13-1 this season when outrebounding its opponent.

Mike Brey

  • Brey is now 347-171 during his career at Notre Dame and 446-223 overall as a head coach.
  • At the helm of the Notre Dame program, Brey owns a 2-2 record against Wake Forest.

Austin Burgett (Sr./F)

  • Burgett earned his first start since March 3, 2014 and fifth overall at Notre Dame.
  • The leader of the ‘Blue Team’ during Notre Dame’s practices, Burgett’s outstanding play in practice over the past week earned him the starting nod.
  • Burgett produced a career-high 14 points and a season-high five rebounds. He previously registered a career-best 11 points against Georgia Tech (1/11/14).
  • His two steals tied a career high set on three occasions during his Irish career.

Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G)

  • Jackson returned to the starting lineup today after having been sidelined for the Jan. 28 game at Syracuse with a pulled hamstring, suffered in the opening minutes of Notre Dame’s Jan. 23 victory over Boston College.
  • With 14 points vs. Wake Forest, Jackson posted his 17th double-figure outing this season and the 54th of his career.
  • Jackson’s six steals were a career high. His previous best was five steals recorded against UMass (11/22/14).

Zach Auguste (Sr./F)

  • Auguste totaled 21 points and 12 rebounds against the Demon Deacons. The effort was the 12th double-double in 21 games for Auguste, as well as the 17th of his collegiate career.
  • Auguste has secured double-figure points in 16 games this season and 10-plus rebounds on 15 occasions. For his career, he has 55 double-figure games and 21 contests with 10-plus rebounds.
  • The game was Auguste’s fourth this season with 20-plus points.

Steve Vasturia (Jr./G)

  • Vasturia has registered double figures in scoring in 18 of 21 games this season, bringing his career total to 43.

V.J. Beachem (Jr./F)

  • The game marked Beachem’s 14th double-figure scoring outing and the 25th of his career.