Irish Player Capsules

A review of Notre Dame's seven-man rotation heading into tonight's matchup vs. Cincinnati.

Notre Dame Starters and Key Reserves

  • Forward: 6'8" 235-pound senior Tim Abromaitis: Has put up 50 points over his last three matchups vs. Cincinnati in a three-game, 14-month span…Has hit 15 of 30 field goal attempts including a 6 for 15 effort from long range in those contests…Hit 14 of 37 three-point offerings on the road this season as opposed to a blistering 29 of 54 in nine home contests…Ranks second on the squad in scoring (15.2), rebounding (6.2), minutes played (34.1), and 3-point FG (41.9%)...Earned third-team all-conference honors at Tuesday's banquet…Posted 20 or more points in four of his last seven games including a season-high 30-points in the home finale vs. Villanova…Has hit 17 of his last 34 three-point attempts over the last four contests…His driving layup with the score tied at 65 with 2:14 remaining in UConn proved to be the final field goal of the contest, a 70-67 Irish win to conclude the regular season.

  • Forward: 6'8" 218-pound senior Carleton Scott: Finished fifth in the conference in rebounding, sixth in blocked shots, and connected on 23 of his 24 league free throw attempts…Averaged 9.4 boards per game after returning to the starting lineup from a January 1 hamstring injury while recording four double-doubles in the season's second half, scoring in double-digits eight of his last 11… The 3-point shot has accounted for at least 50 percent of his field goal attempts in all but four of 14 Big East games this season and in all but two of 12 non-conference contests... No blocks and just three boards in 38 minutes vs. Connecticut in the regular season finale after collecting a team-high 48 boards in his previous five games contests and swatting at least two in his previous eight…In a statistical oddity, Scott did not connect on more than five field goals in a Big East game this season (He did so on just three occasions in non-conference play, including a 6-9 effort with a season-high 23 points vs. Gonzaga in mid-December)…The Irish are 28-4 all-time with Scott in the starting lineup.

  • Forward: 6'8" 232-pound senior Tyrone Nash: A far cry from the player that submitted a 0-point, 0-rebound, 5-foul stink bomb in a loss at Cincinnati last season…Scored 13 with 5 boards in January win vs. the Bearcats earlier this season, hitting 7 of 9 free throws in the contest…Ranks fourth on the squad in scoring, third in rebounds, third in assists, and third in field goal percentage…His 82 assists this season is the highest for a forward at Notre Dame since David Graves dished out 102 in 37 games during the 2000 season…Put up 40 points and 33 boards in his final four contests…Ripped down 18 offensive boards over his last five contests…Hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 1:32 vs. Connecticut to seal the three-point season-finale win in Storrs…Set the program record with 94 career wins in that contest.

  • Guard/Forward: 6'8" 219-pound senior Scott Martin: Fourth on the team in scoring (9.5) and rebounding (4.9) while playing more than 30 minutes per contest… Played better outside of South Bend for the bulk of the season, notching conference season highs in seven categories over nine league road games in seven different categories: points (15 at. DePaul), rebounds (11 at Marquette), assists (6 at Syracuse), blocked shots (3 at South Florida), field goal attempts (15 at Marquette), three-point attempts (6 at Marquette, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia) and three-point field goals made (3 at Pittsburgh)…Knocked down a crucial jump shot to knot the score at 65 in last Saturday's 70-67 road upset over UConn…Has collected at least six boards in five of his last seven outings…Hit 19 of 23 free throws in a four-game span but has since hit just one of a head-shaking five attempts in his last seven contests failing to attempt a foul shot in five consecutive games. Martin hasn't hit a free throw since a February 9 win over Louisville during which he split a pair.

  • Guard: 6'3" 203-pound senior Ben Hansbrough: Hit just one of eight field goal attempts in the team's first matchup and is 8 of 25 from the field (3 of 14 from long range) in three career games vs. the Bearcats…Has 19 assists and just four turnovers over those same three contests…Knocked down a season-high 11 free throws vs. Cincinnati in an 8-point Irish win in late-January and attempted at least seven free throws in seven league games this season …Has averaged 26 ppg. over his last four contests while scoring 20 or more points in 10 of 18 Big East contests this season…Committed more turnovers than assists on just four occasions this season (Irish were 2-2 in those contests)…Ranked among the league's top 10 in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, three-point percentage, three-point field goals made, and steals this season.

Key Reserves:

  • Guard: 6'2" 173-pound freshman Eric Atkins: Finished first in the Big East in assist-to-turnover ratio as a true freshmen though his last four outings have yielded just five assists and five turnovers…Attempted more shots vs. UConn in the regular season finale (six) than he had in his previous four contests combined (four)…Posted double figures in three of his six starts this season in place of then-injured Carleton Scott…Hit a pair of pressure free throws to seal a 94-93 win vs. Providence on February 19… Had an impressive four-game stretch with 22 assists vs. three turnovers in matchups against Rutgers, Louisville, South Florida and West Virginia…Has hit 26 of his last 33 foul shots (13 games).

  • Center/Forward: 6'9" 248-pound sophomore Jack Cooley: Second on the squad in offensive rebounds despite averaging just 10.3 minutes per contest, collecting one every seven game minutes; 44 of his 91 caroms were from the offensive glass…Finished third on the Irish in blocked shots and connected on 49 of his 76 field goal attempts this season including a stretch of 15 consecutive…Played 10 or more minutes in nine league games this season (Irish were 7-2 in those games with four of the contests played without starting forward Carleton Scott). Top Stories