DePaul vs. Notre Dame: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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DePaul vs. Notre Dame: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
DePaul 78
(10-14, 4-5 away)
(21) Notre Dame 82
(20-5, 16-2 home)
Venue: Joyce Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
DePaul 32 34 78
Notre Dame 43 23 82
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul C Melvin 23 C Melvin 4 W Clahar 7
Notre Dame J Grant 21 J Cooley 10 J Grant 9

DePaul lost at home against No. 21 Notre Dame 82-78 in overtime on Wednesday, Feb. 13. With the loss, the Blue Demons remain winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-2 for the season. The Blue Demons got 20 points and six assists (4 Reb 3 Stl) from Brandon Young. Cleveland Melvin had a game-high 23 points and added four rebounds. For the Fighting Irish, Jerian Grant got a team-high 21 points and nine assists. This makes three losses in a row for the Blue Demons. DePaul (10-14, 1-10 Big East) gets Rutgers (13-10, 4-8 Big East) at home on Saturday, Feb. 16.

DePaul Game Notes

  • DePaul started 10-14 during the 2007 and 2005 seasons (since 1996).
  • DePaul beat the spread by seven points. That makes the 11th time this season the Blue Demons have beaten the spread.
  • DePaul has played in three overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Blue Demons have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 1-10.
  • The Blue Demons have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, DePaul is 18-34 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, DePaul played 42 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 1-41.
  • When the opposition records 82 or more total points this season, DePaul has lost 100 percent of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 45.5 percent or better this season, DePaul has lost 100 percent of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition records 44 or more rebounds this season, DePaul has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • DePaul set season lows for free throws made (four) and turnovers (seven).
  • DePaul has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past nine games.
  • The top two scorers (Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young) accounted for 55.1 percent of the points.
  • Cleveland Melvin has led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 17 times in 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Cleveland Melvin's career.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Brandon Young's career.
  • Brandon Young has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Donnavan Kirk had career highs with 16 points and seven field goals made.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Jamee Crockett.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • The Fighting Irish won this one, but have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Notre Dame is 28-18 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley) accounted for 45.1 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jack Cooley and Tom Knight) accounted for 40.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jerian Grant has led the team in scoring nine times in 25 games this season.
  • Jack Cooley has led the team in rebounding 21 times in 25 games this season.
  • This marks the sixth 20-point game of Jerian Grant's career.
  • Jerian Grant has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Jack Cooley recorded the 33rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jack Cooley has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Jack Cooley recorded a double-double. It was his 17th this season and 30th of his career.
DEP PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Brandon Young402046301
AC. Melvin402342110
ADonnavan Kirk391640020
BWorrel Clahar34527011
B-Jamee Crockett271042213
CC. McKinney25233100
-D. Robertson Jr.7010000
-Edwind McGhee5001000
-D. McDonald4000000
-Peter Ryckbosch4210001
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jerian Grant422159102
AEric Atkins421359003
AJack Cooley3716100011
B+Garrick Sherman14741101
B-Tom Knight29581021
B-Zach Auguste10640002
CC. Biedscheid21711102
CPat Connaughton30740002

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