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Hate the Game, Not the Players – ND Drops Fifth Straight

Inequity. That was the first word that came to mind Saturday as I watched Notre Dame drop their fifth straight ACC contest. Each of the five losses have had their own special brand of heartbreak. The 80-75 home defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech stung because it simply felt unfair. Unlike the UNC game [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|17 Comments

18Stripes Film Breakdown – Winning Plays Versus Syracuse

I know there's a ton of recency bias in this statement, but Saturday's win in Syracuse had to be one of the top-5 most satisfying in the Brey era. Alstein did a great recap here, but I wanted to take a second to walk you through a few critical plays that tipped the scales in [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball, Film Room|17 Comments

Without Bonzie Colson, Where Do the Irish Go?

While still basking in the glow of a January 1st bowl game victory, Irish fans were dealt a heavy blow Tuesday. The Fighting Irish basketball program announced senior All-Everything Bonzie Colson suffered a broken foot in practice. The timeline for Colson's return was set at 8 weeks following surgery on Thursday, January 4th. Senior All-American [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|36 Comments

Family Affairs – Notre Dame Defeats Delaware 92-68

It was "Old Home Day" for the Notre Dame basketball program on Saturday. Irish Head Coach Mike Brey returned to where he got his college head coaching start. University of Delaware head coach, and former ND captain/assistant, Martin Inglesby welcomed his alma mater to the Bob Carpenter Center. The Irish started the difficult week ranked [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Notre Dame Falls to MSU 81-63

Notre Dame basketball had a chance to sniff the upper echelon of the college game. The Fighting Irish had a week to celebrate their triumph in the Pacific. Success in Maui delivered a number five ranking to Mike Brey's doorstep. The schedule, however, gave Notre Dame little time to bask in the glow of their [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 Comments

MAUI CHAMPS – Irish Down Shockers 67-66 in a Thriller

The University of Notre Dame basketball team is your 2017 Maui Jim Invitational Champion. The Irish edged the Wichita State Shockers 67-66 in a thrilling title match up that stretched late in to Thanksgiving morning on the east coast. I was up until about 3AM and have a Turkey Trot to get to this morning, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|11 Comments

Notre Dame Basketball Advances to Maui Final

Mike Brey had an inkling this team could be good. From the close of their disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to West Virginia, the Fighting Irish head coach hinted this edition could be special. Wednesday evening, in a tropical paradise, they'll get a chance to prove their coach right. Tuesday's merciless, relentless annihilation of a power [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Notre Dame Basketball Advances to the Maui Semifinals

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team had the luxury of easing into competition at this year’s Maui Invitational. Drawing the host school, Division II Chaminade, Brey and his squad cruised to an 83-56 victory late Monday evening on the east coast. The hosts gave the Irish a run, using some timely (and fortunate) shooting [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 Comments

Basketball Season Kick-Off Round Table – Part 2

This is the second in our series of season kick-off round tables for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball season. In Part 1, we covered hot topics from the off-season. In Part 2, we run down the Irish roster and look at how the piece parts might fit together for Mike Brey and his staff. [...]

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

Basketball Season Kick-Off Round Table – Part 1

The 2017-18 Notre Dame Men's Basketball Team tips off their second exhibition game Friday evening at 7PM Eastern. It will be the first opportunity for Irish fans unable to make it to the JACC to see the Irish play. The game will be streamed on ACC Extra, which is typically available on the ESPN streaming [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Basketball|6 Comments

Feds Indict Ten In NCAA Basketball Corruption Case

College basketball fans might want to mark down September 26th 2017 as a day that will go down in infamy. Ten individuals, including 4 active assistant coaches were indicted on federal corruption charges Tuesday. Accused of perpetuating a system that funneled blue-chip basketball recruits to certain programs, agents, and footwear companies, these 10 men likely [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Basketball|48 Comments

The Four-Year Man: Looking Back at Steve Vasturia’s Career

Mike Brey has had a hell of a run in the ACC so far. The Irish have won 43 regular-season ACC games, 37 of those over the last 3 years. Notre Dame owns 6 ACC post-season victories in our short history, again, all over the last three years. In those same three seasons, Brey's team [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Basketball|15 Comments

Matt Ryan to Transfer

Player movement is part of big-time college basketball. Already this off-season, both Virginia and Duke have seen players leave programs with eligibility remaining. Irish fans will recall both Alex Dragicevich and Cameron Biedscheid departing early. Tuesday evening, the Notre Dame Men's Basketball twitter account posted a statement from Coach Mike Brey indicating that current sophomore, Matt [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Basketball|53 Comments

An Irish Wake After St. Patrick’s Day – ND 71, WV 83

Scheduling the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for a noon tip the day after St. Patrick's day is a bit of cruel irony. Irish fans clearing their heads after a few Friday pints were hopeful the luck would carry in to Saturday. Sadly, it didn't and Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers ended Notre Dame's season with [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Basketball|18 Comments

Survive and Advance – Irish Defeat Tigers 60-58

There's a saying in golf that goes: "There are no pictures on the scorecard." Whatever it takes to get the ball in the hole. Mark down your score and move to the next hole. Mike Brey and his Fighting Irish earned exactly zero point zero style points as they opened the NCAA Tournament Thursday. If [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|18S Reads|16 Comments