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2016 Notre Dame alum

Irish Basketball Opens Season With a Win Over DePaul

In what was I’m pretty sure the only hotly anticipated Fighting Irish matchup on Saturday, the hoops team secured a big road win over DePaul to start the 2017-18 season on the right foot. Game Summary The first half started out slowly as the Irish dealt with an excited crowd at the first ever game [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|14 Comments

Irish Survive at Boston College, 84-76

Coming off of their most impressive win of the season against Florida State, the Notre Dame hoops team traveled to Boston for the first of their two annual matchups against the Eagles. It was supposed to be the beginning of a much easier stretch for the Irish, who have faced the most difficult conference strength [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|10 Comments

Irish End Losing Skid, Knock Off Wake Forest, 88-81

It’s no secret that the Notre Dame hoops team has been taking its lumps lately. Four consecutive losses took the Irish from a team with a top-15 ranking nationally to a team unsure if they could finish above .500 in the ACC. This drastic downturn left Tuesday’s home game against Wake Forest, perhaps an inconspicuous-looking [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|13 Comments

Irish Fall to Virginia Again, 71-54

A few days after knocking off Syracuse for the first time in ACC play, the Notre Dame hoops team had aspirations of finally shaking the Virginia monkey off their back. Unfortunately, the Irish came out with their most sluggish performance of the season, falling by an unflattering scoreline of 71-54. The contest was tense and [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Basketball|17 Comments

Notre Dame Basketball Versus Height: Examining a Common Narrative

Heading into tomorrow's Crossroads Classic match-up against Purdue, one of the prevailing pre-game questions has been one that is fairly familiar to Irish squads of the past couple of years: how can they handle a team with incredible length? It is no secret that Notre Dame's calling card for the past few years has been their devastating [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Notre Dame Staves Off Colorado, Advances to Legends Classic Championship

The 2016-17 Notre Dame basketball squad survived their first true test in the Legends Classic semifinal, withstanding a late Colorado charge to advance to the tournament's championship tomorrow night.   The Irish started the contest furiously, feeding leading scorer Bonzie Colson early to grab a quick lead. Matt Farrell looked extremely confident running the Irish [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Basketball|24 Comments

Irish Hoops in the NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League features a combination of exciting young talent with fringe players trying to work their way onto the end of an NBA bench. While the quality of play tends to leave something to be desired, it can be an intriguing spectacle for college hoops fans to catch up on some of their favorite [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|18S Reads, Basketball|10 Comments