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Irish Insights

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    Three more Notre Dame players were named to watch lists.
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    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.

Irish trail at half

At least things can't get much worse for Notre Dame as the Irish enter the half trailing Seton Hall 27-24 in Purcell Pavilion.

The Irish had their worst offensive half at home all year, shooting 32 percent. The 24 points is the fifth lowest halftime total for Notre Dame this season.

And unlike when the Irish only had 23 at half against Pittsburgh in a 56-51 win Jan. 24, this wasn't by design.

Notre Dame had no flow on offense in the first half, hit 8 of 25 shots and committed seven turnovers.

Fortunately for the Irish, Seton Hall wasn't much better, going 10 for 30.

The Irish did show some life in the final minute as Ben Hansbrough hit a three-pointer with 46.8 seconds left and Tim Abromaitis heaved a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Abromaitis has 12 points, going 3 for 6 on three-pointers, and Hansbrough has seven.

Jeff Robinson is leading Seton Hall's offense with 10 points, and Jordan Theodore has seven.