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SG Robby Carmody Commits to Notre Dame

Mike Brey has done it again. The Irish hoops program gained another commitment on Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh-area combo guard Robby Carmody. The 6'4", 200 pound Carmody joins Prentiss Hubb in Notre Dame's 2018 recruiting class and transfer Juwan Durham as big additions to the Irish roster this offseason. God, Country, Notre Dame. pic.twitter.com/J3EthOpUJ9 — [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Basketball|3 Comments

PF Juwan Durham To Transfer to Notre Dame

The big offseason for Irish head coach Mike Brey continues. Just a couple of weeks after Brey picked up his first commit for the 2018 class, on Saturday he received the commitment of transfer big man Juwan Durham. Durham will transfer to South Bend from UConn, where he spent his freshman year this last season. Durham [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Basketball|3 Comments

CG Prentiss Hubb Commits to Notre Dame

Not many people want to be connected to Washington, D.C. these days, but Irish head coach Mike Brey is making that connection work in a big way. After pulling 2017 guard D.J. Harvey out of DeMatha, Brey picked up his first 2018 recruit on Wednesday night in Prentiss Hubb. Let's make it official!🍀🏀#GoIrish @NDmbb pic.twitter.com/FTw9Ta3tlF [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

2017 NCAA Tournament Opponent Preview – West Virginia Mountaineers

Survive and advance, indeed. If Notre Dame is going to make their way to a third straight Elite 8, they are certainly going to have to play better than they did on Thursday. Next up, the West Virginia Mountaineers. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. 4 West Virginia Mountaineers West Region - KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY  [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

2017 NCAA Tournament Opponent Preview – Princeton Tigers

Notre Dame is coming off of two great NCAA Tournament runs in a row and is the only team in the country who has been to the last two Elite 8s. The 5-seeded Irish are fired up and looking to add to those 6 tournament wins. First up, the Ivy League Champion Princeton Tigers. 5 Notre Dame Fighting [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Basketball|29 Comments

ACC Finals Preview – Notre Dame vs. Duke

5 Duke Blue Devils vs. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 9PM, ESPN The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Duke Blue Devils both beat the odds to advance to Saturday's ACC Tournament final. KenPom gave them the 5th and 6th best odds, respectively, to make it to this point. Now they will [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Basketball|13 Comments

Irish Fall to Louisville but Clinch 3 Seed in ACC Tournament

The Irish controlled their own destiny to earn another ACC Tournament double-bye. If Notre Dame had gone into Louisville and beaten the Cardinals, they would have locked up the 2 seed in Brooklyn. They couldn't hold up their end of the bargain, however, as they fell in a frustrating one to Louisville, 71-64. Notre Dame [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|18S Reads|6 Comments

Irish Hold Off Georgia Tech, 64-60

With a week off and some chaos at the top of the ACC standings, Irish fans were no doubt hoping for a strong performance on Sunday night. While it wasn't exactly Notre Dame's strongest effort of the season, the Irish were able to hold on and get the 4-point win over Georgia Tech. This was [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Basketball|12 Comments

Irish In Control Over FSU, 84-72

Just when it looked like this season was going to slip away from Notre Dame, it certainly seems like the Irish are back. They capped off the great week with a comfortable win Saturday night over Florida State, 84-72. The Irish had lost 5 of their last 7 entering Saturday, but they started to look [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|18S Reads|11 Comments

Orange Juiced by 6-1 Irish in South Bend, 84-66

What a bounce-back performance by the Irish on Saturday afternoon. For the first time since both programs moved to the ACC, Notre Dame beat the Syracuse Orange. The victory an 18-point trouncing as the Irish brought it in all phases of the game while the Orange looked like a team heading for the NIT. Notre [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Basketball|23 Comments

ACC-Leading Irish Take Down Hokies in Blacksburg

Raise your hand if you had the Irish as 5-0 to start the ACC season. Anyone? Bueller? Well, that's exactly what they are following Saturday's 76-71 win over Virginia Tech. Notre Dame is now in sole possession of first place in the ACC standings, which exactly no one predicted. A few weeks ago, JoeSchu broke [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Basketball|25 Comments

Irish Off to 3-0 ACC Start with Win over Clemson

The cardiac kids did it again. It was seldom pretty on Saturday afternoon, but ACC wins are always a beautiful thing. Notre Dame took down the Clemson Tigers in yet another intense back-and-forth affair. It wasn't over until Matt Farrell knocked down an audacious NBA-distance 3 with 8 seconds remaining to give the Irish their 5-point [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Basketball|8 Comments

Irish Hold Off Louisville, Move to 2-0 in ACC Play

You couldn't have dreamed a better start to ACC season for the Irish than this. Notre Dame is 2-0 after defending their home court on Wednesday night against the Louisville Cardinals. Much like Saturday's thriller in Pittsburgh, this was just a great college basketball game. Notre Dame led for all but about two minutes of [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Basketball|12 Comments

Irish Open ACC Play with Road Win Over Pitt

Wow. That was a heart-stopper. Notre Dame looked like they were going to lose today's ACC season opener about a dozen times. But they never quit, and led by Steve Vasturia in overtime, the Irish went into the Oakland Zoo and stole a game from the Pittsburgh Panthers. Oddly enough, it was Notre Dame's first win [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Basketball|11 Comments

Another Crossroads Classic Collapse

I don't really have much of a post-game recap in me after this one. Notre Dame is the best first half team in the country and, unfortunately, one of the worst in the second half of games. The Crossroads Classic was a major opportunity to pick up a resume-making non-conference win. Instead, the Irish blew it. [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Basketball|7 Comments