NOTES: Marquette posted back-to-back 14-4 seasons in the Big East Conference. ... With a deep rotation, the Golden Eagles feature six players who contribute at least 6.4 points a game. ... Marquette junior forward Davante Gardner earned the conference's Sixth Man Award. ... Notre Dame wore its Adidas lime green uniforms with camouflage shorts and matching sneakers. ... Notre Dame only shot 41.5 percent overall in Wednesday's second-round meeting with Rutgers, but it connected on 10 of 17 from 3-point range. On Thursday, the Irish shot 40 percent overall, including 7-for-20 from long distance. ... Thursday was the first time Marquette and Notre Dame met in the conference tournament since the sixth-seeded Golden Eagles beat the third-seeded Irish 89-79 in the 2008 quarterfinals.
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