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
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 coaches
Captains
Home arenaPurcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 8 Georgetown144 .778  257  .781
No. 15 Marquette144 .778  269  .743
No. 20 Pittsburgh126 .667  249  .727
No. 16 Syracuse117 .611  3010  .750
No. 23 Notre Dame117 .611  2510  .714
Villanova108 .556  2014  .588
Connecticut*108 .556  2010  .667
Cincinnati99 .500  2212  .647
Providence99 .500  1915  .559
St. John's810 .444  1716  .515
Rutgers513 .278  1516  .484
Seton Hall315 .167  1518  .455
South Florida315 .167  1219  .387
DePaul216 .111  1121  .344
No. 2 Louisville†**04 .000  05  .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 season

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-season

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:   247Sports: N/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:   247Sports: N/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:   247Sports: N/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.

    Roster

    2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
    PlayersCoaches
    Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
    G 0 Eric Atkins (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)182 lb (83 kg) JrMount Saint Joseph Columbia, Maryland
    F 1 Cameron Biedscheid 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)186 lb (84 kg) FrCardinal Ritter St. Louis, Missouri
    F 2 Zach Auguste 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)230 lb (104 kg) FrNew Hampton Marlborough, Massachusetts
    G 4 Patrick Crowley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)195 lb (88 kg) JrSt. Francis Los Gatos, California
    C 11 Garrick Sherman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)246 lb (112 kg) SrKenton / Michigan State Kenton, Ohio
    F 14 Scott Martin (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)222 lb (101 kg) GSValparaiso / Purdue Valparaiso, Indiana
    F 15 Eric Katenda 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)222 lb (101 kg) FrSunrise Academy (KS) Paris, France
    F 20 Austin Burgett 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)214 lb (97 kg) FrAvon Avon, Indiana
    G 22 Jerian Grant 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)195 lb (88 kg) JrDeMatha Bowie, Maryland
    G/F 24 Pat Connaughton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)206 lb (93 kg) SoSt. John's Prep Arlington, Massachusetts
    F 25 Tom Knight 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)250 lb (113 kg) SrDirigo Dixfield, Maine
    G 32 Joey Brooks  6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)220 lb (100 kg) SrStrake Jesuit College Prep Houston, Texas
    F 33 Mike Broghammer 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)265 lb (120 kg) SrHopkins Orono, Minnesota
    F 45 Jack Cooley (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)248 lb (112 kg) SrGlenbrook 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 results

    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].

    Rankings

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    Coaches 23 21 (RV) (RV) 25 24 22 20 19 16 20 23 (RV) (RV) 21 25 20

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    References

    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. 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
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