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Notre Dame Defeats Illinois 76-74 in ACC/BigTen Challenge

I promised myself I wouldn't do it. One of the fun things about writing about sports is projecting and predicting. We try to extrapolate future successes and failures out of single data points. We look for the patterns and indicators of future triumphs and tragedies. I'm not actually sure why we do it. Perhaps it [...]

By |2018-11-28T08:48:27-05:00November 28th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|12 Comments

Avalanche of Bad Breaks Lands Notre Dame in the NIT

It wasn't supposed to be like this. This was the Golden Era of Irish Basketball. The run of success that started in 2015 would continue. Last year, the Irish were a mis-timed rolled ankle from hanging another ACC banner and deep NCAA run. This year, they returned the rightful ACC player of the year and [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:25-04:00March 13th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|15 Comments

Previewing the Irish in the ACC Tournament

Saturday marked the end of Notre Dame's fifth ACC regular season. In a hard-fought battle, Mike Brey's squad attempted to claw to 9-9 in the league. Sadly, the Irish fell short and top-ranked Virginia prevailed 62-57. In only his second game back from injury, Bonzie Colson put up another heroic performance. In the end, Notre [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:26-04:00March 5th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|15 Comments

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 |2018-05-09T22:25:35-04:00January 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:37-04:00January 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:38-04:00January 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:40-04:00December 10th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|2 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:45-04:00November 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:45-04:00November 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:45-04:00November 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:49-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Basketball|6 Comments