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Men’s Hoops: Notre Dame vs. Boston College

Between the injuries and losses piling up and less than artful offense in the wake of it, this season has been a slog. It started as a promising victory lap for the best 4-year run in Notre Dame history but came off the rails quickly in conference play. It shifted from exciting potential to the [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Basketball|6 Comments

ND Hoops – Where Do We Go From Here?

If you've been under a rock or just completely rely on 18 Stripes for your basketball coverage, we've got some bad news for you. After treading water and even looking occasionally strong through for a few games without senior captains Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell, things took a nose dive over the last week. North [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Basketball|23 Comments

Shorthanded Irish Can’t Overcome Shooting Woes

When it became clear that Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell were each going to be out for an extended period of time, most Irish fans prepared for the worst. We prepared to blow the 12-point halftime lead against North Carolina State, but instead the Irish pushed the final margin to 30. We again braced ourselves [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Basketball|5 Comments

#394: Brey, Irish Notch Record Breaking Win vs. Wolfpack

A few days ago, Wednesday night's tilt against NC State was notable really only for Mike Brey's first chance to break Digger Phelps' record for most wins as Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach. By the end of the night, there was a celebration to be had, but other story lines are demanding attention too. https://twitter.com/FightingIrish/status/948766036551122944 [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|18S Reads|10 Comments

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Preview: #5 Notre Dame vs. #3 Michigan State

With football season winding down to another ignominious end, it’s time to turn our focus to the hardwood! Notre Dame Men’s Basketball returned to South Bend as Maui Invitational Champions, but won’t have long to wait for the next test. For the 2017 edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the #5 Irish drew the main [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Basketball|23 Comments

Bracket Reactions and More

The Irish had to wait until the very end of the 30-minute CBS bracket reveal to finally find their destination. The Selection Committee decided to reward Florida, Butler, Purdue and West Virginia for their regular season work, placing all four of them ahead of the Irish and shipping the Irish to a #5-seed in the [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Basketball|21 Comments

Irish Head Towards Tourney with Momentum

The 2017 NCAA Tournament is just around the corner, with the annual selection show set to air Sunday at 6pm. With their run to Saturday night in Brooklyn, the Irish injected some intrigue into a seeding process that was lacking much excitement for most of the year. Notre Dame was never in serious doubt of [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Basketball|22 Comments

Strong First Half Powers Irish to Win in Raleigh

Despite a nervous final few minutes, the Irish sailed to their 10th league victory on Saturday against the N.C. State Wolfpack. V.J. Beachem led the Irish with what felt like an easy, even boring, 27 points on 10/16 shooting, including 7/12 from deep. The Irish led throughout and used a 12-4 run over the last [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Basketball|6 Comments

Looking Ahead To March for Irish Basketball

Now that we’ve all recovered from watching Notre Dame escape a way-more-nerve-wracking-than-it-should-be game against annoying Boston College, we’ve got a minute to step back and look at the big picture. Before our attention turns to NC State, let’s take a quick national look and see how the Irish shape up. We'll see if we can’t [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Basketball|8 Comments

Irish Fall Short In Postponed Game Against Tarheels

Due to a water main break near UNC’s campus, Notre Dame had to wait through a 19-hour postponement and relocation fifty miles up the road from Chapel Hill to Greensboro, but Sunday afternoon the Irish finally took the floor against the Tarheels. Any good memories the Irish had left over from their 2015 ACC Tournament [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Basketball|8 Comments