Marquette is set to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Joyce Center on Notre Dame's campus in South Bend on Saturday. The game will be televised nationally on ABC at 2:30 CST and can also be heard in Milwaukee on ESPN radio 1510 in Milwaukee with Steve "The Homer" True and Jim McIlvaine courtside. Here are the key players for the Irish....
The University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN
Joyce Athletic Center Capacity:11,418
Record: 16-14 (6-10),
participated in the NIT
Marquette: Notre Dame is the most played opponent for Marquette. The two teams
have met 107 times with the Irish holding a 75-32 advantage. Last season Marquette defeated Notre
Mike Brey, in his 13th overall season has a record of 201-108 and in
his 7th year at Notre Dame has a 102-56 record.
Fact: Notre Dame has had perhaps
the biggest turnaround this year in the Big East, competing for a 2 seed in the
Big East Tournament after missing it last season, Notre Dame sophomore forward
Luke Zeller beat out Dominic James for Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2005.
Jackson: a 5'10" freshman guard from Saginaw, MI.
Averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 3.9 apg on 42.1% shooting from the field
(64-152) and 20.0% shooting from beyond the arc (9-45). Shoots only 60.8% from the line. Tied for the team lead in turnovers with
62, leads the team in assists (106) and steals (50).
#43 Russell Carter: a 6'4" senior guard from the
Paulsboro, NJ. Averaging 17.0 ppg
4.6 rpg, and 2.07 apg on 44.7% shooting from the field (160-358) and 41.4% from
beyond the arc (72-174). Shoots
72.8% from the line, is tied for lead in turnovers (62), is second on the team
with 46 steals.
Colin Falls: a
6'5" senior guard from Park
Ridge, IL. Averaging 14.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, and 2.14
apg on 44.4% shooting from the field (111-250) and 39.1% from beyond the arc
(77-197). Shoots 84.1% from the
#44 Luke Harangody: a 6'8" freshman forward
IN. Averaging 10.8 ppg, and 6.0 rpg on 48.0%
shooting from the field (110-229) and 0.0% from beyond the arc (0-1). Is an 80.9% free throw shooter, and has
only 32 turnovers on the season.
#31 Rob Kurz: a 6'9" junior forward from
Lower Gwynedd, PA. Averaging 13.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg on 50.3%
shooting from the field (98-195) and 44.2% from beyond the arc (19-43). Is an 80.1% free throw shooter, leads
the team in blocked shots with 42.
#33 Zach Hillesland: a 6'9" sophomore forward
from Toledo, OH.
Averaging 6.0 ppg and 4.7 rpg on 57.8% shooting from the field
(59-102). Is only a 61.4% free
throw shooter (43-70).