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
- Another great photo from @usabasketball! Our own @busta_reimes (#13) & @ndwbb trainer Anne Marquez (back row-right). http://t.co/pyi4kQVv7M 1 hour ago
- Also, congrats to @SkyDigg4 on being named Western Conference Player of the Month!!! 🍀🍀💚💚💚💚 2 hours ago
- Congrats to @NatAchon on being named WNBA Rookie of the month! So proud of you Ace! 2 hours ago
- Love seeing our own @alipaige_14 as she represents the USA! First official team photo from @usabasketball. twitter.com/usabasketball/… 6 hours ago
- Day 1 of July recruiting for our coaching staff! Looking for some future Irish stars to help continue our tradition🍀 http://t.co/Hd5IrZ90qi 8 hours ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- SLAPPIN-DA-DRUMS If this doesn't say "Chillest Coach in America," we don't know what does... 🎵🏀🍀 http://t.co/kDLCVZUb66 1 hour ago
- Jerian is the king of Selfies... 🎓With Pat at Graduation ⚾️With @kporzee before throwing out 1st Pitch at @Mets game http://t.co/LcLNrIwQ97 1 day ago
- You want fireworks? DJ's (@D_Jay24) got 'em. (Great pass @JerianGrant) #DunksDuLac 💥🎉💥🎆💫✨ http://t.co/LRPY2HkmmC 2 days ago
- DJ keeps getting better, both on and off the court! #SC30Select twitter.com/franfraschilla… 3 days ago
- Just a little something to take you into the long 4th of July weekend... Thanks, DJ (@D_Jay24). #DunksDuLac vine.co/v/OXMKJwnZxgj 4 days ago