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

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Notre Dame vs. Marquette: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(24) Notre Dame 73
(25-8, 6-6 away)
(12) Marquette 65
(23-8, 16-2 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Notre Dame 29 44 73
Marquette 25 40 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Notre Dame P Connaughton 18 G Sherman 6 J Grant 6
Marquette J Wilson 16 D Gardner 6 J Anderson 2

Notre Dame turned the ball over only seven times and came out on top against Marquette 73-65 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 14. The Fighting Irish now have a record of 5-3 versus AP-ranked teams this season. The Fighting Irish got the win with 17 points and six rebounds (6 Ast 3 Stl) from Jerian Grant. Garrick Sherman had 16 points and added six rebounds. Jamil Wilson got a team-high 16 points and four rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Marquette (23-8) finished the regular season first in the Big East with a 14-4 conference record.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • The last time ND started the season 25-8 was 2007.
  • ND beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 16th time this season the Fighting Irish have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, ND played 56 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 26-30.
  • The Fighting Irish have won every game this season (14-0) after recording 73 or more total points.
  • Notre Dame has won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) after committing seven or fewer turnovers.
  • ND has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record zero or fewer blocks.
  • This season Notre Dame has won 89 percent of the time (8-1) when Jerian Grant has 17 points or more, 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Pat Connaughton plays 35 minutes or more, and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Garrick Sherman has six field goals made or more.
  • The top two scorers (Pat Connaughton and Jerian Grant) accounted for 47.9 percent of the points.
  • Pat Connaughton has led the team in scoring in three out of 33 games this season.
  • Pat Connaughton has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Jack Cooley.

Marquette Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Jamil Wilson and Junior Cadougan) accounted for 46.1 percent of the points.
  • Jamil Wilson has led the team in scoring seven times in 31 games this season.
  • Davante Gardner has led the team in rebounding nine times in 31 games this season.
  • Vander Blue has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Jamil Wilson has five straight double-digit point games.
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jerian Grant401766320
AGarrick Sherman241661021
APat Connaughton351820101
B+Jack Cooley24662211
BEric Atkins40824012
C+Tom Knight21840002
DZach Auguste11010100
-C. Biedscheid5000000
MARQ PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADavante Gardner191162002
BChris Otule14451000
BJamil Wilson331640102
BJuan Anderson15242100
B-Junior Cadougan331431003
B-Vander Blue361211000
C-Trent Lockett22262005
D+Todd Mayo14220001
-S. Taylor Jr.7210001
-Derrick Wilson7000000

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