ND’s men’s basketball team won its 34th consecutive home game in a row on Saturday with a nail biting victory over rival Marquette.
Five Irish scored in double figures – Luke Harangody (18), Tory Jackson (14), Kyle McAlarney (12), Luke Zeller (11), and Zach Hillesland (10) – and Haranfody added 11 boards for his 5th straight double-double.
Here’s some highlights from Brey’s post game presser:
On ND’s play at the end of the game:
We played smart. We did a good job not giving up the three-point shot on their last few possessions. Our fans certainly helped us.”
On the success of Notre Dame’s bench players…
Luke Zeller is in such a rhythm right now. Ryan Ayers stepped up again with 9 points today.”
On the upcoming game at UConn:
“We need some rest. This one was a heck of an emotional and physical investment. We need to get our legs back under us before we go to Storrs (Connecticut) and face as hot of a team as us right now. I think they’re better than when we played them in the second game of the (conference) season, but I also think we’re better. I know that they want to get their hands on us.”
On the play of Tory Jackson:
“He was really good. He’s one of the big reasons we are in such a rhythm. When your point guard is playing as well as he is, that certainly helps the rest of the team out.”