2016–17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Fighting Irish, led by 17th-year head coach Mike Brey, played their home games at Edmund P. Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana as fourth-year members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 26–10, 12–6 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They defeated Virginia and Florida State to advance to the championship game of the ACC tournament where they lost to Duke. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the West Region. There they defeated No. 12 seed Princeton in the First Round before losing in the Second Round where they lost to No. 4 seed West Virginia.

2016–17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Legends Classic champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 14
2016–17 record26–10 (12–6 ACC)
Head coachMike Brey (17th season)
Assistant coachRod Balanis
Assistant coachRyan Ayers
Assistant coachRyan Humphrey
Home arenaEdmund P. Joyce Center
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Fighting Irish finished the 2015–16 season 24–12, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They defeated Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to North Carolina. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Michigan, Stephen F. Austin, and Wisconsin to advance to the Elite Eight. There they lost to fellow ACC member North Carolina.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Demetrius Jackson 11 G 6'1" 201 Junior Mishawaka, IN Declare for 2016 NBA draft
Austin Burgett 20 F 6'9" 232 Senior Avon, IN Graduated
Zach Auguste 30 F 6'10" 245 Senior Marlborough, MA Graduated

2016 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Temple Gibbs
SG
Scotch Plains, NJ Seton Hall Prep 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 4, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
John Mooney
#36 PF
Altamonte Springs, FL Lake Brantley High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Sep 7, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Nikola Djogo
SG
Stoney Creek, ON Athlete Institute Basketball Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 14, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 15   Rivals: 20  ESPN: 17
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Notre Dame 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  • "2016 Notre Dame Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  • "2016 Player Commitments – Notre Dame". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.

2017 recruiting classEdit

RosterEdit

2016–17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Rex Pflueger 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Mater Dei Dana Point, California
F 1 Austin Torres 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Sr Penn Granger, Indiana
G 2 T. J. Gibbs 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Seton Hall Prep Scotch Plains, New Jersey
C 3 V. J. Beachem 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr New Haven Fort Wayne, Indiana
F 4 Matt Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) So Iona Preparatory Cortlandt Manor, New York
G 5 Matt Farrell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Jr Point Pleasant Beach Point Pleasant, New Jersey
F 12 Elijah Burns 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Blair Academy Troy, New York
F 21 Matt Gregory (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Jr Cathedral Avon, Indiana
F 23 Martinas Geben 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr St. Maria Goretti Vilnius, Lithuania
F 30 Patrick Mazza (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Sr Glenbard West Glen Ellyn, IL
G 32 Steve Vasturia 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr St. Joseph's Prep Medford, New Jersey
F 33 John Mooney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Lake Brantley Orlando, Florida
F 35 Bonzie Colson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr St. Andrew's School New Bedford, Massachusetts
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Mercy W 119–58 
Edmund P. Joyce Center (6,071)
South Bend, IN
Nov 7, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Catholic W 103–48 
Edmund P. Joyce Center (5,494)
South Bend, IN
Non-conference regular season
Nov 12, 2016*
12:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Bryant
Legends Classic
W 89–64  1–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,064)
South Bend, IN
Nov 16, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Seattle
Legends Classic
W 92–49  2–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (6,598)
South Bend, IN
Nov 18, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Loyola (MD) W 83–48  3–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,894)
South Bend, IN
Nov 21, 2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Colorado
Legends Classic semifinals
W 89–83  4–0
Barclays Center (6,780)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 22, 2016*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Northwestern
Legends Classic finals
W 70–66  5–0
Barclays Center (5,711)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 26, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Chicago State W 91–60  6–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (6,804)
South Bend, IN
Nov 29, 2016*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
Iowa
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 92–78  7–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,660)
South Bend, IN
Dec 4, 2016*
5:00 PM, ACCN Extra
No. 23 North Carolina A&T W 107–53  8–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,801)
South Bend, IN
Dec 6, 2016*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Fort Wayne W 87–72  9–0
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,204)
South Bend, IN
Dec 10, 2016*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 23 vs. No. 1 Villanova
Never Forget Tribute Classic
L 66–74  9–1
Prudential Center (18,722)
Newark, NJ
Dec 17, 2016*
2:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 vs. No. 15 Purdue
Crossroads Classic
L 81–86  9–2
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 19, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
No. 25 Colgate W 77–62  10–2
Edmund P. Joyce Center (6,817)
South Bend, IN
Dec 28, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
No. 24 Saint Peter's W 63–55  11–2
Edmund P. Joyce Center (6,731)
South Bend, IN
ACC Regular season
Dec 31, 2016
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 24 at Pittsburgh W 78–77 OT  12–2
(1–0)
Petersen Events Center (10,131)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 4, 2017
9:00 PM, ACCN
No. 23 No. 9 Louisville W 77–70  13–2
(2–0)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,420)
South Bend, IN
Jan 7, 2017
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Clemson W 75–70  14–2
(3–0)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,311)
South Bend, IN
Jan 12, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 at Miami (FL) W 67–62  15–2
(4–0)
BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 14, 2017
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 20 at Virginia Tech W 76–71  16–2
(5–0)
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
Jan 18, 2017
7:00 PM, ACCRSN
No. 15 at No. 10 Florida State L 80–83  16–3
(5–1)
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (10,535)
Tallahassee, FL
Jan 21, 2017
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 Syracuse W 84–66  17–3
(6–1)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Jan 24, 2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 14 No. 12 Virginia L 54–71  17–4
(6–2)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Jan 28, 2017
12:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 at Georgia Tech L 60–62  17–5
(6–3)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 30, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 No. 21 Duke L 74–84  17–6
(6–4)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Feb 5, 2017
1:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 20 vs. No. 12 North Carolina L 76–83  17–7
(6–5)
Greensboro Coliseum (17,051)
Greensboro, NC
Feb 7, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Wake Forest W 88–81  18–7
(7–5)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,851)
South Bend, IN
Feb 11, 2017
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 Florida State W 84–72  19–7
(8–5)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Feb 14, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 25 at Boston College W 84–76  20–7
(9–5)
Conte Forum (4,321)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 18, 2017
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 25 at NC State W 81–72  21–7
(10–5)
PNC Arena (16,602)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 26, 2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 Georgia Tech W 64–60  22–7
(11–5)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Mar 1, 2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 19 Boston College W 82–66  23–7
(12–5)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,028)
South Bend, IN
Mar 4, 2017
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 19 at No. 8 Louisville L 64–71  23–8
(12–6)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, KY
ACC Tournament
Mar 9, 2017
9:00 PM, ESPN
(3) No. 22 vs. (6) No. 21 Virginia
Quarterfinals
W 71–58  24–8
Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
Mar 10, 2017
9:00 PM, ESPN
(3) No. 22 vs. (2) No. 16 Florida State
Semifinals
W 77–73  25–8
Barclays Center (18,109)
Brooklyn, NY
Mar 11, 2017
9:00 PM, ESPN
(3) No. 22 vs. (5) No. 14 Duke
Championship game
L 69–75  25–9
Barclays Center (18,109)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2017*
12:15 PM, CBS
(5 W) No. 14 vs. (12 W) Princeton
First round
W 60–58  26–9
KeyBank Center (17,806)
Buffalo, NY
Mar 18, 2017*
12:10 PM, CBS
(5 W) No. 14 vs. (4 W) No. 13 West Virginia
Second round
L 71–83  26–10
KeyBank Center (19,261)
Buffalo, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West.
All times are in Eastern Time.
Source:[1]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR 23 21 25 24 23 20 15 14 20 RV 25 21 19 22 14 Not released 
Coaches NR NR NR NR 22 21 24 24 21 20 15 12 18 24 20 17 13 16 14 20

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit