Fighting Irish



NCAAB Notre Dame Fighting Irish

General Information

Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: South Bend, IN

Stadium: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 1
  • NCAA Tournaments: 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022

Past Conferences:

  • Big East
  • Independent

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Standings & Analysis

Check out all the updated Notre Dame Fighting Irish standings, recent college football news and NCAAB betting tips, here at Point Spreads.

All-Time Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats & Records

Points Scored

⦁ Austin Carr: 2,560
⦁ Luke Harangody: 2,476
⦁ Adrian Dantley: 2,223


⦁ Tom Hawkins: 1,318
⦁ Luke Harangody: 1,222
⦁ Walt Sahm: 1,146


⦁ Chris Thomas: 833
⦁ Tory Jackson: 694
⦁ Jerian Grant: 690


⦁ Mike Brey: 472
⦁ Digger Phelps: 393
⦁ George Keogan: 327

Overview of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a mixed season during the 2021-2022 campaign, finishing with a 12-15 record overall and a 7-11 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Despite their struggles, the Fighting Irish remained competitive and fought hard in every game, leaving everything on the court. However, their final standing in the conference was disappointing, as they finished in the bottom half of the ACC standings.

One of the highlights of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s season was their thrilling victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. The Fighting Irish came back from a 24-point deficit to stun the Wildcats 66-62 in a game that will be remembered for years to come. The win helped boost Notre Dame’s morale and their standing in the national rankings, as they moved up a few spots after the upset victory.

Despite the excitement of the Kentucky win, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish struggled to maintain consistency throughout the season. They suffered a number of tough losses, including a 101-59 defeat at the hands of the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Fighting Irish knew that they needed to improve their play in order to climb up the standings and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament, but they were unable to do so.

In the end, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished the season with a 12-15 record and a 7-11 record in ACC play. While they did not meet their expectations in terms of their final standing, the Fighting Irish can be proud of the way they fought throughout the season. They showed resilience, determination, and heart in every game, and they will look to build upon their experiences next season in order to improve their Notre Dame Fighting Irish Standings.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball History

Befitting a basketball team at a football school, the Fighting Irish have so often been bridesmaids but never brides during their basketball history. The Notre Dame program owns the record for most NCAA Tournaments (36) without a championship game appearance. Very good, but never great.

Some of the early very good teams came in 1953 and 1954 when the Irish made back-to-back regional finals in the NCAA Tournament. Those squads played for John Jordan, who took Notre Dame to four more tourneys before being replaced before the 1964-65 season.

Another collection of very good teams emerged under Johnny Dee, who recruited guard Austin Carr. A 6-4 prolific scorer, Carr helped take the Irish to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 1968-70, averaging 34.6 points in his career, including 46 in an upset of unbeaten and defending champion UCLA in 1971. That turned out to be the Bruins’ lone loss in a span of 108 games, as they would win 88 straight games after the loss in South Bend before another setback at the hands of Notre Dame in 1974.

That 1974 Fighting Irish squad, featuring freshman star Adrian Dantley and another future NBA standout in John Shumate, was the first of eight straight Digger Phelps-coached teams to make the NCAA Tournament. It was ranked No. 1 in the country at one point.

Notre Dame made its only Final Four appearance in 1977-78, featuring a loaded frontcourt with future NBA stars Bill Laimbeer, Kelly Tripucka and Orlando Wooldridge. Their run came to an end against Duke in the national semifinals, but there were big things expected for the following season. That team was ranked No. 1 nationally for several weeks and never dipped outside the top five, but it was knocked off in the NCAA Tournament by Magic Johnson and Michigan State.

Phelps Guides Them to the Big Dance

Phelps guided six more teams to the Big Dance – all in succession from 1985 through 1990 – but never again got past the Sweet 16. The program hit some down years and ended its independent status by joining the Big East in 1995, only to go 9-18 in its first year in the league.

After the 1999-2000 team lost in the NIT championship game, Mike Brey was named head coach and quickly built the team back into a March regular. His first three teams made it to the NCAA Tournament and he had a winning record in the Big East in 11 of 13 seasons before the program transitioned to the ACC before the 2013-14 campaign.

In 2014-15, Notre Dame put forth a team that can at least make a claim as the best in program history. Led by All-ACC first-teamer Jerian Grant, the Irish opened 15-1, went 14-4 in the ACC and bulled their way to the conference tourney crown, defeating Duke in the semifinals and North Carolina in the championship.

NCAAB odds liked Notre Dame’s chances that March but things ended with a two-point loss to top-seeded Kentucky in the Elite Eight. The 32 wins that year are high for the program.

Brey’s crew went 28-46 in the ACC over four years before rising back toward the top last season. Behind star freshman Blake Wesley, who would be one-and-done before being selected in the first round by San Antonio, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team stats put them atop the ACC in 3-point shooting (39.6%). They shook off a 4-5 start and won 15 games to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAAB FAQs

What is the highest win total in program history?

The 1908-09 team managed to have 40 games at a time when most teams just played a handful of local opponents. They won 33 of them, still the program standard, although the 2014-15 team came close with 32 victories.

What was the worst season in program history?

As it pertains to conference play, no team has done worse than the 2018-19 edition, which finished 3-15 in ACC play. That team did go 11-4 against non-conference foes, but its 19 losses overall are the most since the program joined conference play in the mid-1990s.

Who is the greatest player in program history?

Honorable mention goes to Adrian Dantley, Troy Murphy and perhaps a few others, but the numbers don’t lie when it comes to what Austin Carr did on the hardwood in South Bend. Although he never won a national scoring title, thanks primarily to the presence of Pete Maravich, Carr averaged 34.6 points in his three years with the Fighting Irish. He scored 38.0 as a senior, including 41.7 in his three NCAA Tournament games.

The 1970-71 Naismith Award winner and AP Player of the Year went No. 1 overall in the NBA draft and enjoyed a solid 10-year career, making one All-Star game and averaging over 20 points per game three times.

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