March 13, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior guard Scott Martin (Valparaiso, Ind.) was named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament, the league announced on Saturday night (March 12) following the conclusion of the tournament’s title game. The selection marks the fourth time in program history that an Irish player has been selected to the squad.
In Notre Dame’s two contests, Martin averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while averaging 38.0 minutes per game as the Irish advanced to the semifinals of the tournament for the second consecutive year and fourth time overall. He scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in the quarterfinal win (89-51) over Cincinnati that marked the second-highest margin of victory ever in a BIG EAST tournament game and the largest margin of victory for a Notre Dame team in a BIG EAST contest. In the Irish’s semifinal overtime loss (83-77) to Louisville, Martin tallied a career-high 21 points (the first 20-plus point performance of his career), grabbed eight rebounds, dished off three assists and made two steals while playing 44 minutes of the contest.
Martin joins former Irish players Chris Thomas (2002), Russell Carter (2007) and Tory Jackson (2010) as the only Notre Dame players to be selected to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team since joining the conference in 1995-96.
Joining Martin on the 2011 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team were Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut), Preston Knowles (Louisville), Peyton Siva (Louisville) and Rick Jackson (Syracuse). Connecticut’s Kemba Walker was selected as the recipient of the Dave Gavitt Trophy, which is presented to the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, after leading the Huskies to the conference crown.