Dec. 15, 2012

Recap | Box Score | Quotes | Photo Gallery

  • Notre Dame improved to 9-1 this season … the Fighting Irish have a seven-game win streak
  • Today was the 41st meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Purdue … Notre Dame leads the series 21-20 … it was the 10th time both schools have squared off in Indianapolis … the Fighting Irish are 8-2 against the Boilermakers in Indianapolis
  • The Fighting Irish are 5-4 in Indianapolis under head coach Mike Brey … that includes a 3-3 record inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Notre Dame is 232-207 against teams currently in the Big Ten Conference … that includes a 6-10 mark under head coach Mike Brey
  • Notre Dame made a season-high 24 free throws (on 33 attempts) … the previous high was 22 versus BYU
  • The Irish had a 38-33 rebound advantage … Notre Dame is 8-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent
  • Notre Dame had 19 assists on its 26 made field goals
  • Notre Dame led 39-31 at halftime … the Irish are 8-0 this season when leading at the intermission
  • Eric Atkins (Jr./G), Pat Connaughton (So./G), Jack Cooley (Sr./F), Jerian Grant (Jr./G) and Scott Martin (GS/G) started today’s contest … the Irish are 8-1 this season with that starting lineup and 19-5 over the past two campaigns
  • A three-pointer from Scott Martin in the first half upped Notre Dame’s streak of consecutive games with a made three-pointer to 452

Eric Atkins (Jr./G)

  • Scored a season-high 17 points … has scored in double-figures in five straight games, which is a career-best streak … has seven double-figure scoring efforts this season and 35 in his career
  • Had seven assists and just two turnovers … he has 40 assists and three turnovers in the last five games

Pat Connaughton (So./G-F)

  • Scored a season-high 16 points … has scored in double-figures four times this season and 13 times in his career

Jack Cooley (Sr./F)

  • Scored in double-figures (team-high 18 points) for the ninth time this season and for the 32nd time in his career … it was his fifth straight double-figure scoring effort

Jerian Grant (Jr./G)

  • Had nine points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals

Garrick Sherman (Sr./C)

  • Scored in double-figures (11 points) for the fifth time this season … was a perfect 5-5 from the field … has reached double-figures in points in four of the last five games in which he has played