Notre Dame vs. St John's: Recap and Stats

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Notre Dame vs. St John's: Recap and Stats
Notre Dame 63
(14-3, 2-2 away)
St John's 67
(10-7, 8-4 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Notre Dame 31 32 63
St John's 32 35 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Notre Dame E Atkins 16 J Cooley 10 E Atkins 6
St John's D Harrison 19 J Sampson 6 P Greene IV 2

On Tuesday, January 15th, No. 20 Notre Dame lost in a stunner to St. John's 67-63 in conference play. The Fighting Irish got a season-high 21 points (6 Stl 4 Ast) from Eric Atkins on 78% shooting in minutes. Tom Knight scored six points and added three rebounds. For the Red Storm, Sir`Dominic Pointer finished with eight points and two rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, January 19th when Notre Dame (14-3, 2-2 Big East) welcomes Rutgers (11-4, 2-2 Big East).

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • Notre Dame started 14-3 during the 2010, 2009, and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Fighting Irish have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Notre Dame has lost 18 close games.
  • The Fighting Irish have lost 75% of the time this season (1-3) after having a field goal percentage of 46.2% or worse.
  • When the opposition records 26 or more field goals made this season, Notre Dame has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • ND set season lows for assists, three-pointers, and three-point percentage.
  • Notre Dame has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Eric Atkins recorded a team season high in steals with 6.
  • Eric Atkins accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Scott Martin and Jack Cooley) accounted for 40.6% of the rebounds.
  • Eric Atkins has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 17 games this season.
  • Scott Martin has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 17 games this season.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of Eric Atkins's career.
  • Eric Atkins has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Eric Atkins had a career high with 6 steals.
  • Jerian Grant has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Cameron Biedscheid.
  • Jack Cooley has 12 straight double-digit point games.

St. John's Game Notes

  • The Red Storm won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, St. John's has lost 16 close games.
  • The top two scorers (JaKarr Sampson and Phil Greene IV) accounted for 44.7% of the points.
  • JaKarr Sampson has led the team in scoring 5 times in 17 games this season.
  • JaKarr Sampson has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Sir`Dominic Pointer.
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Eric Atkins402114601
BTom Knight17630040
BJack Cooley181051003
B-Jerian Grant371424006
C+Pat Connaughton30752002
CC. Biedscheid24540010
CScott Martin29081000
C-Garrick Sherman5020100
SJU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+S. Pointer13821000
B+JaKarr Sampson311741112
B+D. Harrison37853132
B+Amir Garrett231130231
BPhil Greene IV361342001
C+Jamal Branch31831001
C+Christian Jones8221101
CChris Obekpa10030021
-Felix Balamou7000000
-M. Bourgault4001000

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