About Paddy

2016 Notre Dame alum. The 2014-15 Notre Dame men's basketball team was my favorite team of all time and I highly doubt that ever changes.

Checking in on the Irish Hoops Newcomers

Through eight games, the Notre Dame hoops team has bounced frustratingly between spells of offensive incompetence and spurts of exciting, high-level basketball. Such is the struggle with a team dependent on young talent, a challenge that Mike Brey has not recently faced in his tenure at ND. To make sense of these disparate performances that [...]

By |2018-12-06T18:29:44-05:00December 6th, 2018|Basketball|6 Comments

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 |2018-05-09T22:25:47-04:00November 12th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|14 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 |2018-05-09T22:26:29-04:00February 7th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|13 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 |2018-05-09T22:26:39-04:00December 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 |2018-05-09T22:26:46-04:00November 22nd, 2016|Basketball|24 Comments