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Reading the Panic Meter – ND Basketball

Despite starting their season two months later and facing a much easier schedule, the Irish basketball squad, unlike the football team, is no longer undefeated. With their loss last week to Radford and less than impressive wins over three other opponents, fans of the program are rightly concerned. One of the captains decided to transfer?!?! [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:25:49+00:00November 20th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|13 Comments

Preseason Basketball Preview: The Team

With the regular season starting tonight against Illinois-Chicago, here is part two of the 18 Stripes basketball season preview. In case you missed it, here's part one which focuses on individual players. Additionally, the Irish played an exhibition against Central State last week. Here's a quick recap of a somewhat sloppy affair, and a look [...]

By |2018-11-06T09:51:03+00:00November 6th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Takeaways from Irish Hoops Exhibition

The Irish defeated the Central State Marauders 76-54 at Purcell Pavilion on Thursday night in their only stateside exhibition. While the game was sloppy at times, especially in the first half, the contest provided a first look at a number of new faces for ND. Although the team will look different come conference play, we [...]

By |2018-11-02T09:06:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Preseason Basketball Preview: The Players

With the football team sitting at 8-0, you could be forgiven for not realizing that Fighting Irish Basketball is about to begin. The season kicks off with an exhibition between the Irish and Central State tonight (7:00 ET - ESPN3). Even though it's just a scrimmage against a D-II school, there's worse ways to use [...]

By |2018-11-01T12:30:10+00:00November 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Irish Hockey Win East Regional to Reach Frozen Four

After back-to-back nail-biters, the Notre Dame Hockey team punched their tickets to the Frozen Four. The Irish knocked off the Michigan Tech Huskies in overtime 3-2 in the tournament's opening game. The following night, the Irish beat Providence 2-1 to win the region and earn a trip to St. Paul. The rest tournament was a [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:23+00:00March 29th, 2018|18S Reads|7 Comments

Irish beat Buckeyes in OT Thriller to Claim Big Ten Hockey Title

In their first season in the conference, the #3 Irish hockey team completed the Big Ten Tournament and regular season sweep after beating #4 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. Cam Morrison scored nine minutes into the overtime period on a pass from Jake Evans to clinch the title for ND. The win earns  [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:24+00:00March 18th, 2018|18S Reads|4 Comments

Irish Don’t Defend or Rebound, Lose to Ball State

If you were looking for a how-to guide for losing to a motivated mid-major, the Irish provided it on Tuesday night. The Irish lost 80-77 at home to the Ball State Cardinals, and were lucky it was that close. The big story will be the ending when Tayler Parsons hit a contested three with 1.7 [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:44+00:00December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Basketball Season Kick-Off Round Table – Part 3

This is the final part of our 18Stripes basketball round table. Part one was focused on hot topics from the offseason and the stellar Irish recruiting class. In part two, we covered the Irish roster from top to bottom. The last portion will take a look at the schedule and overall outlook for the season. [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:47+00:00November 11th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Irish Wrap Up Exhibition Season

Mike Brey's Irish basketball squad finished up their exhibition season with two easy wins over Bethel and Cardinal Stritch. On Friday night, despite help from new assistant coach LaPhonso Ellis, the Irish beat crosstown Bethel 88-59. They followed it up with a 90-46 blowout of Cardinal Stritch on Tuesday. These two wins were in addition [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:48+00:00November 9th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Irish Hoops Preseason Update

With the eyes of most college hoops focused on headlines with words like "FBI Investigations" and "NCAA Commission," the Irish basketball squad kicked off preseason practice. After an open practice for season ticket holders last Wednesday night, Mike Brey's squad finished up their tenth practice of the preseason. Fans visiting for the USC game had [...]

By |2017-10-24T07:31:24+00:00October 24th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|6 Comments

Join the 18 Stripes Bracket Challenge

Since everyone needs one more bracket pool to join, we are happy to fill the void. Join the 18 Stripes bracket challenge group on ESPN to compete against the Irish sports writers, and your fellow readers. Even if you haven't watched non-ND basketball game all season and choose based on the cooler mascot, you're encouraged [...]

By |2017-03-14T21:44:45+00:00March 14th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

18 Stripes Films: Breaking Down the 5 Out Offense

From the second half of the UNC game onward, the Irish have found their stride on offense. In the last few games, Mike Brey has favored a lineup featuring Bonzie Colson has the lone big man. Since the change in the starting lineup, ND's offense has been humming. The Irish offense scored over 80 points against [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:27+00:00February 21st, 2017|Basketball, Film Room|7 Comments

30 Seconds of Defense with Rex Pflueger

Mike Brey's Notre Dame program has always hung its hat on highly efficient offenses. This year appears to be no different. The Irish are currently the 8th most efficient offense in the nation per KenPom. Where the Irish have struggled is on the defensive end. Due to combination of the lack of athleticism, a lack [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:41+00:00December 4th, 2016|Basketball, Film Room|5 Comments

Irish Storm Past Iowa 92-78 Behind Bonzie’s 24 and 17

Facing Iowa for what feels like the tenth straight season, the Irish used a strong second half to knock off the Hawkeyes 92-78. Although it got ugly at times, it's tough to complain too much about a double-digit win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. As will be the case quite a few times this season, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:41+00:00November 30th, 2016|Basketball|23 Comments