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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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School Name: University of Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Arena: Purcell Pavilion
Capacity: 11,418
Conference: Big 10
Head coach: Mike Brey

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. The program competes in the Big East Conference of NCAA Division I. 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 30 times, good for 9th all time,[2] and reached the Final Four in 1978. They play their home games in the Purcell Pavilion. 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

[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
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 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 Maui, 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 Maui, 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 Orlando, FL
Champion
3-0

Post season

NCAA tournament

The Fighting Irish have appeared in 31 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 31-36.[7]

Year Result
1953 Elite Eight
1954 Elite Eight
1957 Regional Third Place
1958 Elite Eight
1960 First Round
1963 First Round
1965 First Round
1969 First Round
1970 Regional Fourth Place
1971 Regional Fourth Place
1974 Regional Third Place
1975 Regional Fourth Place
1976 Sweet Sixteen
1977 Sweet Sixteen
1978 Fourth Place
1979 Elite Eight
1980 Second Round
1981 Sweet Sixteen
1985 Second Round
1986 First Round
1987 Sweet Sixteen
1988 First Round
1989 Second Round
1990 First Round
2001 Second Round
2002 Second Round
2003 Sweet Sixteen
2007 First Round
2008 Second Round
2010 First Round
2011 Round of 32

NCAA Tournament Seeding History

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11
Seeds → 1 4 2 - - - 7 3 5 10 9 10 - - - - - - - - - - 6 8 5 - - - 6 5 - 6 2

Single-Game scoring performances:[8]

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

Year Result
2009 NIT Final Four
2000 NIT Runner-Up
1992 NIT Runner-Up
1984 NIT Runner-Up
1973 NIT Runner-Up

NIT MVP

1973 - John Shumate

Traditions

Tradition Number National Rank
All-time NCAA Tournament bids 29 T-9th
All-time NCAA Tournament wins 30 T-26th
All-time wins 1629 11th
All-time winning percentage 64.6% 13th

Source: [2]

Notable History

Upsets of #1's and unbeatens

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

Coaches

All-time coaching records

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 10 188-101 .651
Totals 17 coaches 103 seasons 1629–891–1 .646

Coaching awards

National Coach of the Year[12][13][14]

  • Digger Phelps - 1974 (UPI), 1987 (Basketball Weekly)
  • Mike Brey - 2011 (CBS Sports.com, Sports Illustrated)

Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award[15]

  • Mike Brey - 2008

Big East Coach of the Year[16]

  • John MacLeod - 1997
  • Mike Brey - 2007, 2008, 2011

Players

National Players of the Year[12]

  • Austin Carr - 1971 - AP, UPI, Helms(shared)
  • Adrian Dantley - 1976 - U.S. Basketball Writers Association
  • John Moir - 1936 - Helms

National Freshman of the Year[12]

  • Chris Thomas - 2002 - Basketball Times, Basketball News

Consensus All-Americans[12]

  • Austin Carr - 1971
  • Adrian Dantley - 1975
  • Leo Klier - 1944, 1946
  • Edward "Moose" Krause - 1932, 1933, 1934
  • John Moir - 1936, 1937, 1938
  • Troy Murphy - 2000, 2001
  • Paul Nowak - 1936, 1937, 1938
  • Kevin O'Shea - 1948
  • Rob Rensberger - 1943
  • John Shumate - 1974

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

John Wooden All-Americans[17]

  • Luke Harangody - 2008
  • Troy Murphy - 2000, 2001

Big East Player of the Year[16]

  • 1997 - Pat Garrity
  • 2000 - Troy Murphy
  • 2001 - Troy Murphy
  • 2008 - Luke Harangody
  • 2011 - Ben Hansbrough

Big East Rookie of the Year[16]

  • 1999 - Troy Murphy
  • 2002 - Chris Thomas

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

Fighting Irish in the NBA

  • Matt Carroll
  • Russell Carter (D-League)
  • Troy Murphy
  • Chris Quinn
  • Kyle McAlarney (D-League)
  • Ryan Ayers (D-League)
  • Luke Harangody

References

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  15. "Mike Brey Named Recipient of Inaugural Skip Prosser Man Of The Year Award". und.cstv.com. 2008-04-04. http://und.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/040508aaa.html. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
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