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2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team represented the University of Notre Dame in the sport of basketball during the 2012–13 college basketball season. The Fighting Irish competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big East Conference. They were led by head coach Mike Brey, and played their home games at the Edmund P. Joyce Center Notre Dame, Indiana.

2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
APNo. 25
2012–13 record25–10 (11–7 Big East)
Head coachMike Brey
Assistant coachAnthony Solomon
Assistant coachRod Balanis
Assistant coachMartin Ingelsby
CaptainEric Atkins
CaptainJack Cooley
CaptainScott Martin
Home arenaPurcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
Seasons
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
No. 15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
No. 20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
No. 16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
No. 23 Notre Dame 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
No. 2 Louisville†** 0 4   .000     0 5   .000
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties. **Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 6 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(35–5)(14–4)

Previous seasonEdit

The Fighting Irish finished the 2011–12 season 22–12, 13–5 in Big East play, finishing third place behind Champion Syracuse. There were several Irish to receive All-Big East honors. Junior Jack Cooley was named the Big East's Most Improved as well as was named 2nd Team All-Big East.

The Irish were defeated in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament by Louisville. They earned a #7 seed for the NCAA Tournament, where they were eliminated in the second round by Xavier.

Pre-seasonEdit

Following the end of the 2011–12 season, both Tim Abromaitis and Scott Martin applied to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. Abromaitis had been a redshirt during the 2008–09 season, but suffered a torn ACL on November 25, 2011, during practice. He played in just two games during the season, having sat out the first four due to a misunderstanding of the rules during his redshirt season (he had played in exhibition games before the official start of the '08-'09 season).[2]

Martin had transferred to Notre Dame after his freshman season at Purdue and sat out the 2008-2009 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but then suffered a torn ACL during a preseason practice in October 2009, causing him to miss a second full season. His petition for a sixth year was successful, but Abromaitis' was denied.[3]

In June 2012, Notre Dame officially announced a 10-year contract extension for head coach Mike Brey, the third-winningest coach in school history[4] and, with the retirement of Connecticut's Jim Calhoun, now the second-longest tenured coach in the Big East after Jim Boeheim.

Notre Dame recruited three players from the high school senior class of 2011–12, each of whom signed letters-of-intent in November 2011. The recruiting class was rated 16th in the nation by Rivals.com:[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Zach Auguste
PF
Marlborough, MA New Hampton School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 23, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 90
Cameron Biedscheid
SF
St. Louis, MO Cardinal Ritter 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 23, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 93
Austin Burgett
PF
Avon, IN Avon HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: 16
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Notre Dame 2012 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  • "2012 Notre Dame Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  • "2012 Player Commitments – Notre Dame". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21.

RosterEdit

2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Eric Atkins (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Jr Mount Saint Joseph Columbia, Maryland
F 1 Cameron Biedscheid 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Cardinal Ritter St. Louis, Missouri
F 2 Zach Auguste 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr New Hampton Marlborough, Massachusetts
G 4 Patrick Crowley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr St. Francis Los Gatos, California
C 11 Garrick Sherman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Sr Kenton / Michigan State Kenton, Ohio
F 14 Scott Martin (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) GS Valparaiso / Purdue Valparaiso, Indiana
F 15 Eric Katenda 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Fr Sunrise Academy (KS) Paris, France
F 20 Austin Burgett 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr Avon Avon, Indiana
G 22 Jerian Grant 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr DeMatha Bowie, Maryland
G/F 24 Pat Connaughton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) So St. John's Prep Arlington, Massachusetts
F 25 Tom Knight 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Dirigo Dixfield, Maine
G 32 Joey Brooks   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Strake Jesuit College Prep Houston, Texas
F 33 Mike Broghammer 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Sr Hopkins Orono, Minnesota
F 45 Jack Cooley (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Sr Glenbrook South Glenview, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-10-16

  • Brooks will redshirt in order to preserve a year of eligibility, which will be spent at another school after he graduates from Notre Dame.[6]
  • Katenda, as he arrived at Notre Dame at the beginning of the 2012 Spring Semester, will not be eligible to play until the end of the 2012 Fall Semester.[6]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 29, 2012*
7:00 pm
Quincy W 111–52 
Purcell Pavilion (7,017)
South Bend, IN
November 2, 2012*
9:00 pm
Cardinal Stritch W 70–56 
Purcell Pavilion (8,162)
South Bend, IN
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 10, 2012*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Evansville W 58–49  1–0
Purcell Pavilion (8,224)
South Bend, IN
November 12, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 20 Monmouth W 84–57  2–0
Purcell Pavilion (7,427)
South Bend, IN
November 16, 2012*
9:00 pm, TruTV
No. 20 vs. Saint Joseph's
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 70–79 OT 2–1
Barclays Center (6,433)
Brooklyn, NY
November 17, 2012*
7:00 PM, TruTV
No. 20 vs. BYU
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 78–68  3–1
Barclays Center (5,502)
Brooklyn, NY
November 21, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
George Washington W 65–48  4–1
Purcell Pavilion (8,133)
South Bend, IN
November 24, 2012*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Saint Francis (PA) W 69–52  5–1
Purcell Pavilion (6,174)
South Bend, IN
November 26, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Chicago State W 92–65  6–1
Purcell Pavilion (7,523)
South Bend, IN
November 29, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 8 Kentucky
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 64–50  7–1
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
December 8, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 22 Brown W 84–57  8–1
Purcell Pavilion (8,360)
South Bend, IN
December 15, 2012*
5:05 pm, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. Purdue
Close the Gap Crossroads Classic
W 81–68  9–1
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (19,192)
Indianapolis, IN
December 17, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 22 IPFW W 74–62  10–1
Purcell Pavilion (6,755)
South Bend, IN
December 19, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 22 Kennesaw State W 85–57  11–1
Purcell Pavilion (6,772)
South Bend, IN
December 21, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 22 Niagara W 89–67  12–1
Purcell Pavilion (8,043)
South Bend, IN
Big East Regular Season
January 5, 2013
12:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 21 Seton Hall W 93–74  13–1 (1–0)
Purcell Pavilion (8,523)
South Bend, IN
January 7, 2013
6:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 at No. 21 Cincinnati W 66–60  14–1 (2–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,293)
Cincinnati, OH
January 12, 2013
2:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 17 Connecticut L 58–65  14–2 (2–1)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
January 15, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 at St. John's L 63–67  14–3 (2–2)
Madison Square Garden (7,434)
New York, NY
January 19, 2013
8:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 20 Rutgers W 69–66  15–3 (3–2)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
January 21, 2013
7:30 pm, ESPN
No. 24 Georgetown L 47–63  15–4 (3–3)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
January 26, 2013
12:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 24 at South Florida W 73–65  16–4 (4–3)
USF Sun Dome (6,373)
Tampa, FL
January 30, 2013
6:00 pm, ESPN2
Villanova W 65–60  17–4 (5–3)
Purcell Pavilion (8,075)
South Bend, IN
February 2, 2013
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at DePaul W 79–71 OT 18–4 (6–3)
Allstate Arena (11,354)
Chicago, IL
February 4, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 9 Syracuse L 47–63  18–5 (6–4)
Carrier Dome (23,982)
Syracuse, NY
February 9, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 No. 11 Louisville
ESPN College GameDay
W 104–101 5OT 19–5 (7–4)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
February 13, 2013
7:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 21 DePaul W 82–78 OT 20–5 (8–4)
Purcell Pavilion (8,554)
South Bend, IN
February 16, 2013
12:00 pm, Big East Network/ESPN3
No. 21 at Providence L 54–71  20–6 (8–5)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,428)
Providence, RI
February 18, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 20 Pittsburgh W 51–42  21–6 (9–5)
Petersen Events Center (12,556)
Pittsburgh, PA
February 24, 2013
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 25 Cincinnati W 62–41  22–6 (10–5)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
March 2, 2013
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 21 at No. 22 Marquette L 64–72  22–7 (10–6)
Bradley Center (19,093)
Milwaukee, WI
March 5, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 St. John's W 66–40  23–7 (11–6)
Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
March 9, 2013
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 24 at No. 8 Louisville L 57–73  23–8 (11–7)
KFC Yum! Center (22,815)
Louisville, KY
2013 Big East Tournament
March 13, 2013
9:45 PM, ESPN2
No. 24 vs. Rutgers
Second Round
W 69–61  24–8
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 14, 2013
9:43 PM, ESPN
No. 24 vs. No. 12 Marquette
Quarterfinals
W 73–65  25–8
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 15, 2013
9:50 PM, ESPN
No. 24 vs. No. 4 Louisville
Semifinals
L 57–69  25–9
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 22, 2013
9:59 PM, CBS
No. 23 (7) vs. (10) Iowa State
Second Round
L 58–76  25–10
University of Dayton Arena (12,495)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region[7].

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings – 2012–13." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Fortuna, Matt. "Tim Abromaitis not given 6th year". espn.com. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Scott Martin Granted Sixth Year By NCAA". und.com. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Mike Brey Signs Contract Extension Through 2021-22 Season". und.com. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Three Players Set To Join Notre Dame Men's Basketball Program". und.com. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b Noei, Tom. "Early exit used by Notre Dame to get better". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  7. ^ "2012-13 Notre Dame Men's Basketball Schedule". und.com. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  8. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings