Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
2013–14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
Notre Dame Fighting Irish athletic logo
University University of Notre Dame
Conference ACC
Location Notre Dame, IN
Head coach Mike Brey (13th year)
Arena Purcell Pavilion
at the Edmund P. Joyce Center
(Capacity: 9,149)
Nickname Fighting Irish
Colors

Navy Blue and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1927, 1936
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1978
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1953, 1954, 1958, 1978, 1979
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1987, 2003
NCAA Tournament appearances
1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Conference regular season champions
2001 (West)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. The program competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. On September 12, 2012, Notre Dame announced they would be moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference; they joined the conference on July 1, 2013. The school holds two national championships in basketball. They were named the 1927 (with a record of 19-1) and 1936 (with a record of 22-2-1) national champions by the Helms Foundation.[1] They have also played in the NCAA Tournament 31 times, good for 9th all time,[2] and reached the Final Four in 1978. They play their home games in the Purcell Pavilion at the Edmund P. Joyce Center. They are also the first Big East team to go undefeated at home two straight seasons.[3] Jeff Sagarin and ESPN listed the program 12th in the college basketball all-time rankings in the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia.[4] The Fighting Irish are currently coached by Mike Brey.

Early-season tournaments[edit]

[5][6]

Dates Name Venue(s) Location(s) Result Record
Jan. 1-2, 1948 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 27-28, 1948 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 29-30, 1949 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 22-23, 1950 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 28-29, 1951 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 19-20, 1952 Michigan State Classic Jenison Fieldhouse East Lansing, MI
1-1
Dec. 26-29, 1956 ECAC Holiday Festival Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Runner-up
2-1
Dec. 22-23, 1957 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Champion
2-0
Dec. 19-20, 1958 Bluegrass Festival Louisville, KY
3rd
1-1
Dec. 22-23, 1959 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 27-28, 1966 Rainbow Classic Hawaiʻi International Center Honolulu, HI
4th
0-2
Dec. 19-20, 1958 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 22-23, 1959 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 27-28, 1960 Hoosier Classic Butler Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
1-1
Dec. 29-30, 1969 Sugar Bowl Tournament New Orleans, LA
Runner-up
1-1
Nov. 21, 1986 Coca-Cola NIT Classic Joyce Center Notre Dame, IN
First Round
0-1
Nov. 15-23, 1990 Dodge/NIT Classic Joyce Center & Madison Square Garden Notre Dame, IN & New York, NY
4th
2-2
Dec. 28-29, 1992 Sugar Bowl Tournament New Orleans, LA
Champion
2-0
Dec. 21-23, 1993 Maui Classic Lahaina Civic Center Lahaina, HI
6th
1-2
Dec. 27-28, 1994 Far West Classic Portland Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
1-1
Nov. 26-28, 1998 Great Alaska Shootout Sullivan Arena Anchorage, AK
1-2
Nov. 16-26, 1999 NIT Season Tip-Off Value City Arena, Joyce Center, & Madison Square Garden Columbus, OH; Notre Dame, IN; & New York, NY
4th
2-2
Nov. 23-25, 2001 Hawaii Pacific Thanksgiving Classic Blaisdell Center Honolulu, HI
Champion
3-0
Nov. 17-26, 2002 Guardians Classic Joyce Center & Municipal Auditorium Notre Dame, IN & Kansas City, MO
Champion
4-0
Dec. 7-8, 2002 BB&T Classic MCI Center Washington, DC
Champion
2-0
Nov. 13-14, 2006 NIT Season Tip-Off Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
3rd
1-1
Nov. 16-19, 2007 Paradise Jam Tournament Sports and Fitness Center St. Thomas, USVI
4th
1-2
Nov. 24-26, 2008 EA Sports Maui Invitational Lahaina Civic Center Lahaina, HI
Runner-Up
2-1
Nov. 22-28, 2009 Chicago Invitational Challenge Joyce Center & UIC Pavilion Notre Dame, IN & Chicago, IL
3rd
3-1
Nov. 25-28, 2010 Old Spice Classic ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Bay Lake, FL
Champion
3-0
Nov. 13-17 & 21-22, 2011 Progressive CBE Classic Purcell Pavilion & Sprint Center Notre Dame, IN & Kansas City, MO
4th
2-2
Nov. 10-12 & 16-17, 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Purcell Pavilion & Barclays Center Notre Dame, IN & Brooklyn, NY
3rd
3-1
Dec. 7-21 & 21-22, 2013 BlackRock Gotham Classic Purcell Pavilion & Madison Square Garden Notre Dame, IN & New York, NY
Runner-up
2-2

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Fighting Irish have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 33 times. Their combined record is 31–37.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1953 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Eastern Kentucky
Penn
Indiana
W 77–57
W 69–57
L 66–79
1954 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Loyola (LA)
Indiana
Penn State
W 80–70
W 65–64
L 63–71
1957 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Miami (OH)
Michigan State
Pittsburgh
W 89–77
L 83–85
W 86–85
1958 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Tennessee Tech
Indiana
Kentucky
W 94–61
W 94–87
L 56–89
1960 First Round Ohio L 66–74
1963 First Round Bowling Green L 72–77
1965 First Round Houston L 98–99
1969 First Round Miami (OH) L 60–63
1970 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Ohio
Kentucky
Iowa
W 112–82
L 99–109
L 106–121
1971 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
TCU
Drake
Houston
W 102–94
L 72–79OT
L 106–119
1974 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Austin Peay
Michigan
Vanderbilt
W 108–66
L 68–77
W 118–88
1975 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Kansas
Maryland
Cincinnati
W 77–71
L 71–83
L 87–95
1976 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Cincinnati
Michigan
W 79–78
L 76–80
1977 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Hofstra
North Carolina
W 90–83
L 77–79
1978 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Houston
Utah
DePaul
Duke
Arkansas
W 100–77
W 69–56
W 84–64
L 86–90
L 69–71
1979 #1 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#8 Tennessee
#5 Toledo
#2 Michigan State
W 73–67
W 79–71
L 68–80
1980 #4 Second Round #5 Missouri L 84–87OT
1981 #2 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#10 James Madison
#6 BYU
W 54–45
L 50–51
1985 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Oregon State
#2 North Carolina
W 79–70
L 58–60
1986 #3 First Round #14 Arkansas–Little Rock L 83–90
1987 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Middle Tennessee
TCU
North Carolina
W 84–71
W 58–57
L 68–74
1988 #10 First Round #7 SMU L 75–83
1989 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Vanderbilt
#1 Georgetown
W 81–65
L 74–81
1990 #10 First Round #7 Virginia L 67–75
2001 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Xavier
#3 Ole Miss
W 83–71
L 56–59
2002 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 Charlotte
#1 Duke
W 82–63
L 77–84
2003 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Milwaukee
#4 Illinois
#1 Arizona
W 70–69
W 68–60
L 71–88
2007 #6 First Round #11 Winthrop L 64–74
2008 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 George Mason
#4 Washington State
W 68–50
L 41–61
2010 #6 First Round #11 Old Dominion L 50–51
2011 #2 Second Round
Third Round
#15 Akron
#10 Florida State
W 69–56
L 57–71
2012 #7 Second Round #10 Xavier L 63–67
2013 #7 Second Round #10 Iowa State L 58–76

NCAA Tournament Seeding History

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '79 '80 '81 '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '01 '02 '03 '07 '08 '10 '11 '12 '13
Seeds → 1 4 2 7 3 5 10 9 10 6 8 5 6 5 6 2 7 7

Single-Game scoring performances:[7]

Rank Player Year Game Points
1. Austin Carr 1970 Notre Dame vs. Ohio 61
4. Austin Carr 1970 Notre Dame vs. Kentucky 52
5. Austin Carr 1971 Notre Dame vs. Texas Christian 52
9. Austin Carr 1971 Notre Dame vs. Houston 47
12. Austin Carr 1970 Notre Dame vs. Iowa 45

NIT results[edit]

The Fighting Irish have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 11 times. Their combined record is 26–11.

Year Round Opponent Result
1968 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Army
Long Island
Dayton
Saint Peter's
W 62–58
W 62–60
L 74–76
W 81–78
1973 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
USC
Louisville
North Carolina
Virginia Tech
W 69–65
W 79–71
W 78–71
L 91–92
1983 First Round Northwestern L 57–71
1984 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Old Dominion
Boston College
Pittsburgh
Southwestern Louisiana
Michigan
W 67–62
W 66–52
W 72–64
W 65–59
L 63–83
1992 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Western Michigan
Kansas State
Manhattan
Utah
Virginia
W 63–56
W 64–48
W 74–58
W 58–55
L 76–81OT
1997 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Oral Roberts
TCU
Michigan
W 74–58
W 82–72
L 66–67
2000 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Michigan
Xavier
BYU
Penn State
Wake Forest
W 75–65
W 76–64
W 64–52
W 73–52
L 61–71
2004 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Purdue
Saint Louis
Oregon
W 71–59
W 77–66
L 61–65
2005 First Round Holy Cross L 73–78
2006 First Round
Second Round
Vanderbilt
Michigan
W 79–69
L 84–87
2009 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
UAB
New Mexico
Kentucky
Penn State
W 70–64
W 70–68
W 77–67
L 59–67

NIT MVP

1973 - John Shumate

Traditions[edit]

Tradition Number National Rank
All-time NCAA Tournament bids 32 T-9th
All-time NCAA Tournament wins 30 T-26th
All-time wins 1723 9th
All-time winning percentage 64.6% 13th

Source:[2]

Accomplishments[edit]

National Championships[8][edit]

Upsets of #1's and unbeatens[edit]

Date Opponent Score Streak before ND loss
February 2, 1948 #1 Kentucky 64-55 11[9]
March 1, 1948 NYU 64-59
March 12, 1954 #1 Indiana* 65-64
January 23, 1971 #1 UCLA** 89-82 19[10]
January 19, 1974 #1 UCLA** 71-70 88
March 5, 1977 #1 San Francisco 93-82 29
February 26, 1978 #1 Marquette 65-59 5[11]
February 27, 1980 #1 DePaul 76-74 (2OT) 26[12]
December 27, 1980 #1 Kentucky*** 67-61 7[13]
February 22, 1981 #1 Virginia 57-56 28[14]
February 1, 1987 #1 North Carolina 60-58 16[15]
February 8, 2005 #4 Boston College 68-65 20[16]
January 21, 2012 #1 Syracuse 67-58 20[17]

The wins include several wins over the defending NCAA Tournament Champion. Both wins over UCLA were in seasons immediately following UCLA claiming the NCAA Championship with the 1971 win coming over a team that would be the eventual tournament champion. The 1954 win in the NCAA tournament over Indiana prevented IU from back-to-back national titles after claiming the 1953 NCAA Tournament Title. The 1978 win over Marquette was another instance of the Irish defeating the defending national champion. The 1948 win over Kentucky saw the Irish defeat the eventual Tournament champion who would go on to win both the 1948 and 1949 titles.

Also of note is that the 2005 win over Boston College and the 2012 win over Syracuse saw 20-0 teams traveling to South Bend and leaving with their first loss of the season. Boston College, in its final year as a member of the Big East, set the record for most consecutive wins by a Big East team to start a season. The 2012 Syracuse team began the game against the Irish with the goal of breaking Boston College's record. As in 2005, the Irish defeated Syracuse and cemented their place as the streak stopper.

* - Occurred in NCAA Tournament.

** - UCLA's 88 game win streak started immediately after the 1971 loss to Notre Dame. The Irish bookended the streak, an NCAA men's basketball record.

*** - Kentucky was #2 in the AP poll and #1 in the UPI

Coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1898 Frank E. Hering 1 1-2 .333
1899 J. Fred Powers 1 2-0 1.000
1907-12 Bertram G. Maris 5 78–20 .794
1912-13 Frank E. Hering 1 13–2 .867
1913-18 Jesse Harper 5 44-20 .686
1918-20 Charles Dorais 2 17–23 .233
1920-23 Walter Halas 3 25-39 .391
1923-43 George Keogan 20 327–97–1 .771
1943-44, 46-47, 50-51 Edward "Moose" Krause 6 98–48 .671
1944-45 Clem Crowe 1 15–5 .750
1945-46 Elmer Ripley 1 17–4 .809
1951–64 John Jordan 13 199–131 .603
1964–71 John F. Dee, Jr. 7 116–80 .592
1971-91 Digger Phelps 20 393–197 .666
1991–99 John MacLeod 8 106–124 .461
1999–2000 Matt Doherty 1 22–15 .595
2000–present Mike Brey 14 300-158 .655
Totals 16 coaches 107 seasons 1741–948–1 .647

Coaching awards[edit]

National Coach of the Year[18][19][20][21]

Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award[22]

Big East Coach of the Year[23]

National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District V Coach of the Year[24]

Players[edit]

National Players of the Year[18]

National Freshman of the Year[18]

Consensus All-Americans[18]

Notre Dame leads all schools with 3 of the 18 total 3 time Consensus All-American selections.

John Wooden All-Americans[25]

Big East Player of the Year[23]

Big East Rookie of the Year[23]

Big East Most Improved Player

For a complete list of yearly all-Americans, see: 2007-08 Notre Dame Men's Basketball Media Guide pages 176-179 (PDF copy available at 2007-08 Men's Basketball Guide)

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame[edit]

Fighting Irish in the NBA[edit]

Tournament Titles[edit]

Season Tournament Results
2002-03 BB&T Classic W vs. Maryland 79-67
W vs. Texas 98-92
2010-11 Old Spice Classic W vs. Georgia 89-83
W vs. California 57-44
W vs. Wisconsin 58-51

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "All-time NCAA win-loss records". ncaa.org. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Irish become first Big East team to go undefeated at home two straight seasons". espn.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  4. ^ The ESPN/Sagarin All-Time Rankings
  5. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nd/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/1011-NDMBBNotesOldSpice.pdf
  6. ^ Old Spice Classic#2010 tournament bracket
  7. ^ "Single-Game Scoring Performances". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
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  17. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/45614/cuse-latest-no-1-loser-at-joyce
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  19. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14788241/national-awards-jimmer-clear-choice-as-top-player
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  21. ^ http://www.und.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/033012aaa.html
  22. ^ "Mike Brey Named Recipient of Inaugural Skip Prosser Man Of The Year Award". und.cstv.com. 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  23. ^ a b c "Notre Dame Big East History & Records". big east.org. Retrieved 2008-04-01. [dead link]
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  27. ^ "Adrian Dantley To Be Enshrined Into Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame On Friday". und.cstv.com. 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 

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