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Notre Dame hands out men's basketball award

The Notre Dame men's basketball team celebrated its 2009-10 season Wednesday night by handing out some awards.

Luke Harangody picked up the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP award for the second year in a row, and Tim Abromaitis walked away with the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award.

Abromaitis also shared the Most Improved Player award with Carleton Scott, and Tory Jackson also received two awards, taking the Captains' award and Outstanding Playermaker award.

Tyrone Nash was named the Best Defensive Player, and Ben Hansbrough and Jonathan Peoples received the Team Irish award.

Notre Dame went 23-12 this season. It was the fourth consecutive year the Irish finished with 20 wins or more. Coach Mike Brey also collected his 300th career victory and 200th win with the Irish during the season.

Notre Dame reached the NCAA tournament for the sixth time in 10 seasons under Brey, losing 51-50 in the first round to Old Dominion.

Seniors Tim Andrew, Harangody, Jackson and Peoples graduate as the winningest class in school history at 93-43.

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