Jan 10, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT
For both Notre Dame fans and Fighting Irish Digital Media, most of the past several weeks were spent focused on football and the BCS championship game.
With the season over, it’s time to turn attention from the gridiron to the hardwood.
After all, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team has now won 12 straight games, including its first two BIG EAST contests – a 93-74 victory against Seton Hall on Saturday and a 66-60 win at Cincinnati, just before the title game on Monday.
The streak is Notre Dame’s longest since the 2006-07 season, and the 14-1 start is the best in the Mike Brey era.
In each of the past five victories, the Irish have shot at least 50% from the field, marking the first time they have achieved that feat since a streak of ten straight games during the 1988-89 season. They went 8-2 during that stretch from Jan. 3 – Feb. 2, 1989.
On Saturday, the Fighting Irish host Connecticut (2 pm ET on Big East Network). The Irish defeated the Huskies in Hartford last season, but will look to avenge their Jan. 2012 home loss. That 67-53 defeat on Jan. 14 was the last game Notre Dame lost at Purcell Pavilion.
Before focusing on UConn, here’s a look back at the past two Irish victories.
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Women’s Basketball on YouTube
- Great feature on Ali Patberg and how important Lindsay Allen's leadership will be in helping the freshmen transition twitter.com/SBTribune/stat… 4 hours ago
- ICYMI ... Coach McGraw shared her thoughts on the team and this season with members of the media yesterday. watchnd.tv/#!/videos/ZhOD… 6 hours ago
- Check out what our Hall of Fame coach @MuffetMcGraw had to say at our Media Day earlier this afternoon: watchnd.tv/#!/videos/ZhOD… 18 hours ago
- Check us out tonight on snapchat at NDWBB! http://t.co/HhUdiqLVvr 18 hours ago
- RT @NDsidMasters: Notes, quotes & photos from @ndwbb Media Day -- still to come, video courtesy of @NDFIM: und.com/sports/w-baskb… http://t.… 20 hours ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- See Jerian Grant. See @JerianGrant dunk. Go @nyknicks Go. vine.co/v/eEmxTWjOI1P 4 hours ago
- 116,000 Followers. 4 years on Twitter. Thanks to all who have shared in the Titles, Dunks & Fun! Our 1st Tweet: http://t.co/ApkJXkvxgp 17 hours ago
- 🏀FAMILY TIES All-American & Grad @JerianGrant & the @nyknicks take on his brother Jerami (@Sixers) in @NBA action. http://t.co/UVh0IZMG1b 1 day ago
- A 2000 Reunion. Skip:Trainer H. Swanagan:PF->Dir. of🏀Ops Lcdr Hiltz:PF->Naval Aviator M. Ingelsby:PG->Asst. Coach http://t.co/JJmNIJuDIH 2 days ago
- Have a great birthday, @JerianGrant. We know you know how to party at the hoop🎉🎊🎉 vine.co/v/Od5rX7TWDxg 3 days ago
- Baseball. Baseball Heading To Dominican Republic For Fall Break
- M. Ice Hockey. NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame Drop the Puck on Third Season of Notre Dame Hockey on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
- M. Golf. Men's Golf in Eighth After Two Rounds at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate
- M. Basketball. Men’s Basketball Single Game Tickets On Sale Beginning Thursday Evening
- W. Basketball. Notre Dame Women's Basketball Media Day Quotes