#32 Brittany Mallory
Overview: Nicknamed ‘Britt’, ‘Chip’ or ‘Mom’… the quintessential glue player who[apos]s value as a ‘coach on the floor’ could not be understated … excellent leader who served as a team captain on Notre Dame[apos]s 2011 and 2012 NCAA national finalist teams … earned fifth year of eligibility after successfully petitioning for medical hardship following knee injury early in 2008-09 season … was incredibly tough, missing just three games in four full seasons … school[apos]s career leader in games played (151), while also ranking fifth on the school[apos]s all-time steals (272) and three-point attempts (466) lists, sixth in career three-point field goals made (153) and tied for ninth in steals per game (1.80) … smart, feisty wing who made important contributions as part of the Fighting Irish rotation on both ends of the floor … boasted a balanced offensive skill set, mixing dangerous perimeter shooting with solid ability to finish inside with contact … good student of the game who was an ideal fit for Notre Dame[apos]s offensive package due to her strong court sense, talent at reading defenses and moving well off the ball, and her strong possession game (1.38 career assist/turnover ratio) … one of team[apos]s top defenders with an instinctive knowledge of positioning and rotational responsibilities … also had quick hands and nose for the ball that made her a constant nuisance for opponents at the defensive end (averaged nearly two steals a night during her final three seasons) … relished the challenge of playing when stakes were highest, the best example being her twin three-pointers in overtime of the 2012 NCAA Final Four win over Connecticut.
FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR SEASON (2011-12): Team tri-captain … started all 39 games, averaging 5.8 points and 2.1 steals per game (latter figure was second-best on team, eighth in BIG EAST) … had career-high 81 steals, tying for ninth-best single-season total in school history … had .357 three-point percentage in BIG EAST play, ranking 11th in the conference … scored in double figures eight times … had five steals in opener vs. Akron … tied Purcell Pavilion record by going 4-for-4 from the three-point line (12 points) against Hartford … scored six points while adding four rebounds and three steals in Junkanoo Jam final vs. No. 7/6 Duke … matched her career high with six steals at Creighton … perfect from the field in BIG EAST opener against Marquette (including 3-for-3 from three-point land) for 11 points … recorded four steals at No. 12/14 Purdue … handed out three assists while scoring seven points against Central Florida … also had four steals against Longwood … 11 points, four steals and three assists at Mercer … posted nine points against No. 2 Connecticut with three rebounds and a pair of steals while going 40 minutes in overtime win … locked down No. 18/17 Georgetown[apos]s Sugar Rodgers with a defensive effort that held the BIG EAST[apos]s leading scorer to 13 points on 3-for-18 shooting … chalked up 11 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3FG) and four assists in victory over Pittsburgh … career-high two blocks vs. No. 7/9 Tennessee … posted nine points (seven in the opening six minutes) and four assists with a pair of steals at No. 13/14 Rutgers … blitzed No. 23 DePaul with season-high 14 points (matching a season-best with four 3FG) along with four assists and four steals in 27 minutes against the Blue Demons … team-high five steals at Syracuse while also setting program record for career games played … finished with 13 points (3-5 3-pt FG) and pulled down five rebounds in victory at No. 16 Louisville … chipped in with seven points during Senior Day victory over South Florida … did a little of everything in win at No. 4 Connecticut with six points, team-high four assists (no turnovers) and three rebounds … tallied 10 points and three rebounds in BIG EAST semifinal victory over No. 25 West Virginia … had solid all-around effort in NCAA Championship first-round win over Liberty with seven points, game-high six assists (no turnovers) and four rebounds … locked down St. Bonaventure[apos]s leading scorer Jessica Jenkins, holding her scoreless (0-6 FG) in NCAA Raleigh Regional semifinal win over No. 21/25 Bonnies … scored seven of 11 points in overtime (including two three-pointers, the second wtih 1:30 remaining and Notre Dame up by one point) to help lead Irish to NCAA Final Four win over No. 3 Connecticut (played career-high 41 minutes) … collected season-best six rebounds in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 Baylor.
SENIOR SEASON (2010-11): Team co-captain … appeared in 37 games (starting 35 times) while averaging 7.1 points and team-high 2.1 steals per game with career-high .402 three-point percentage … also had .468 three-point percentage in BIG EAST regular season play (led conference) … notched nine points and five steals in season opener against New Hampshire … delivered seven points and game-high five steals vs. Morehead State … suffered sprained ankle early in second half of double-OT loss to No. 15 UCLA … subsequently did not play in loss at No. 9/10 Kentucky … in her first start in nearly two weeks, posted eight points and six boards at No. 2/3 Baylor … dished out a game-high seven assists to match a career-best against Creighton … torched Valparaiso with 12 points, four assists and five steals in 23 minutes … bested previous season-high by scoring 13 points in the win over Marquette, highlighted by 3-of-4 shooting from long distance, and also added game-high four steals … netted two of three attempts from downtown vs. No. 2 Connecticut … had 11 points vs. Louisville, including three shots outside the arc (plus trey at the buzzer to close the first half) …poured in 14 points vs. No. 16/17 Georgetown, including three three-pointers and two steals … posted five assists and three steals against No. RV/23 St. John[apos]s … dropped in six points with three assists in victory over No. RV/25 Syracuse … added 13 points (4-6 FG), three assists and season-high five steals against Seton Hall … made presence known in win over Rutgers as first Notre Dame player since 2005 (Megan Duffy) to record double-double in points/assists, posting career-high 10 assists while scoring 10 points (2-2 3FG) … also nabbed four boards and two steals … played 100th career game at No. 2 Connecticut, ending up with six points (2-3 3FG) and two steals — made biggest impact at defensive end, holding UConn[apos]s Maya Moore scoreless for first 14:31 of game and just 12 points for contest … had nine points on perfect shooting night (4-4 FG, 1-1 3FG) in win at No. 19/18 West Virginia … closed out regular season with 10 points at No. 12/11 DePaul, along with four assists and game-high four steals, including theft with 30 seconds to play that led to Devereaux Peters[apos] go-ahead layup … had nine points, three rebounds and three assists in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over Louisville … tallied nine points and three rebounds in BIG EAST semifinal victory over No. 9/13 DePaul; also forced critical DePaul turnover with 10.8 seconds left and Fighting Irish leading by two points, then converted two free throws with 2.5 seconds left to seal win … logged five rebounds and team-high four assists (one turnover) in 36 minutes of BIG EAST final against top-ranked Connecticut … snagged five rebounds and key late-game steal in NCAA opener at Utah — also held Utah[apos]s leading scorer, Iwalani Rodrigues (21 points) scoreless in final 10 minutes (0-1 FG) after shifting defensive assignment down the stretch … dished out six assists (one turnover) in 35 minutes, helping fuel NCAA second-round win over Temple … erupted for season-high 20 points in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/20 Oklahoma, burying career-high 6-of-10 three-pointers to tie school record for triples in NCAA tournament game … scored 10 points and added three assists and two steals in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 4 Tennessee … tallied eight points against No. 1 Connecticut in NCAA Final Four victory.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10): Saw action in all 35 games, starting twice … was one of BIG EAST[apos]s best ‘sixth man’ players, averaging 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … led team with 1.41 assist/turnover ratio, ranked third in steals (61; 1.74 spg.) and fourth in assists (2.26 apg.) … also had four ‘5-5-5’ games (first of her career) … saw first official action since December 2008 ACL injury with 19 minutes off bench in season opener vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, stuffing stat sheet with 10 points, six rebounds and career-high six steals … tallied 15 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3FG, 6-8 FT) vs. No. 23/24 San Diego State at Paradise Jam; made 5-of-6 FT in final 43 seconds to secure victory … played 26 minutes off bench vs. No. 20/17 Oklahoma at Paradise Jam and responded with 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists … could make solid argument for her inclusion on Paradise Jam Island Division All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.7 ppg., 4.0 rpg., with .500 FG% (11-22) … erupted for career-high 22 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3FG) in 20 minutes vs. Valparaiso, also notching her first career ‘point-a-minute’ game … packed stat sheet vs. Charlotte with eight points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals … led Irish with 16 points, four rebounds and five steals in 18 minutes at UCF … good all-around effort vs. No. 18/16 Vanderbilt with eight points, five rebounds and team-high five assists; hit two 3FG in 10 seconds midway through first half to erase early eight-point deficit … tallied five points and four rebounds in win over No. 16/11 West Virginia, hitting pair of FT with 8:51 left to give Irish lead and cap 13-point second-half comeback … returned to double figures with 11 points and four assists at Syracuse, including clutch three-pointer (5:59 left) and three free throws (fouled on 3FG attempt with 3:36 to go) … grabbed career-high eight rebounds (all in the first half) at Cincinnati … earned first start of season at No. 22/23 St. John[apos]s and responded with 17 points and five rebounds in 36 minutes … started at No. 14/12 Georgetown, logging nine points and two steals in 29 minutes.
SOPHOMORE (MEDICAL HARDSHIP) SEASON (2008-09): Appeared in seven games (including the first three starts of her career), averaging 8.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game … also had 2.22 assist/turnover ratio … delivered 11 points (5-10 FG) and career-high six assists vs. Evansville … had nearly perfect shooting day at Boston College (5-5 FG, 3-3 3FG, 1-2 FT), finishing with 14 points in 15 minutes … poured in 19 points against Georgia Southern while also posting her third consecutive double-figure scoring game (longest streak of her young career) … made first career start at Eastern Michigan, finishing with three points in 15 minutes (left early with thigh injury) … started against No. 17/20 Purdue and played (then) career-high 30 minutes, chalking up three points and five rebounds … remained in starting lineup at Michigan, logging five points and five rebounds in 34 minutes before suffering left knee injury 56 seconds into overtime; injury later diagnosed as season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) … played in less than 30 percent of team[apos]s games, and thus did not lose a year of athletic eligibility … underwent successful corrective surgery in January 2009.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08): Played in 33 games, averaging 6.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game; also led team with 34 three-point field goals, the fourth-highest total by a freshman in school history …during conference play, ranked 15th in BIG EAST with .382 three-point percentage … made college debut in season opener vs. Miami (Ohio), picking up six points, seven rebounds and two steals in season-high 28 minutes … had three steals in homecoming game at No. 3 Maryland … tallied eight points at Central Michigan, including pair of three-pointers 36 seconds apart that sparked backbreaking 20-0 Irish run late in first half … posted first career double-figure scoring game with 13 points and three steals in 14 minutes against Boston College … scored in double digits for second consecutive outing with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists in win over Canisius … notched seven points against Michigan … came off bench to toss in 12 points at Bowling Green, including 10 in less than five minutes during an 18-6 Irish run late in the first half … tallied season-high four assists and three steals at Purdue…scored 10 points and swiped season-best four steals in victory over Valparaiso … collected nine points and three steals at IUPUI … dropped in seven points with three rebounds and two steals vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) … did not play at Richmond after experiencing flu-like symptoms … had key role in second-half comeback at No. 16 West Virginia, scoring all nine of her points on season-high three three-pointers, including two treys in final five minutes as Irish rallied from 22 points back to within one point twice down stretch … played at Georgetown in front of nearly 80 family and friends from nearby Baltimore, scored season-high 15 points … scored five points against No. rv/25 DePaul, including two crucial free throws with seven seconds left to pull Irish within one; also forced turnover moments later that gave Irish a look at game-winning shot … tallied six points with two assists and two steals vs. Providence … collected seven points at Cincinnati … chalked up nine points and four rebounds in victory over Marquette … added nine points and four rebounds at No. 21/23 Syracuse … had seven points at DePaul and came up with key deflection in final seconds as Blue Demons positioned for game-tying or winning shot … fired in 14 points and tied season-best with seven rebounds in victory over South Florida … credited with game-high three steals in regular-season finale at St. John[apos]s … scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in 11 minutes during NCAA second-round win over No. 14/13 Oklahoma.
High School: Collected 17.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.1 three-pointers per game during four-year career at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. … ranked 96th in nation by Blue Star Basketball … three-time all-state selection (2005, 2006, 2007) … four-time IAAM A Conference All-Star choice (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) … four-time Baltimore Sun all-metro and all-county pick (first team final three seasons) … second in school history with 1,825 career points … averaged 17.3 ppg., 6.1 rpg., 2.5 spg. with .470 field goal percentage and .390 three-point mark as senior, leading team to first IAAM A Conference title game since 1999 … team posted 83-23 (.790) record during her career … also was standout prep lacrosse midfielder … 2006 high school All-Tewaaraton Team … two-time honorable mention All-America (U.S. Lacrosse), IAAM A Conference All-Star and all-metro/all-county selection (2005, 2006) … led team to IAAM A Conference championship game in 2006.
Personal Data: Daughter of Wendy and Bob Mallory, Jr. … younger of two children … fourth Maryland resident to play for Fighting Irish and first since Sherri Orlosky (Columbia/Atholton HS) graduated in 1994 … earned her bachelor[apos]s degree in management-entrepreneurship from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business in May 2011 … named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team while pursuing graduate studies in 2012 … earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame[apos]s Rosenthal Leadership Institute in 2007-08 … wore No. 22 at Notre Dame, joining a select group of former Fighting Irish player to sport that number, including Orlosky, Comalita Haysbert (a fellow Baltimore native) and NCAA career three-point percentage champion Alicia Ratay … joined Notre Dame women[apos]s lacrosse team in April 2012 following completion of her basketball eligibility, playing in six games and scoring one goal while helping Fighting Irish earn NCAA Championship berth.
2008: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.2012: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Mallory[apos]s Career Statistics
Mallory In the BIG EAST Conference
|2008-09||Did Not Play (Injured)|