Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Add Two More Wins

The Irish added wins over Michigan State and Penn this week, while moving up to #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls. They will face a frequent opponent at home against DePaul this Sunday after a break in the action this week. This Week's Games This past Wednesday the Irish finally played their second [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|3 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 | December 10th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|2 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 | December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Season Off to a Fast Start

We're back with the first of this season's weekly recaps! Despite concerns about the depleted Irish women's basketball roster this season, the team has gotten off to a hot start. The #3 Irish have a 7-1 record that includes wins over four ranked opponents and a close loss to #1 UConn. They've accomplished this despite [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

Notre Dame Falls to MSU 81-63

Notre Dame basketball had a chance to sniff the upper echelon of the college game. The Fighting Irish had a week to celebrate their triumph in the Pacific. Success in Maui delivered a number five ranking to Mike Brey's doorstep. The schedule, however, gave Notre Dame little time to bask in the glow of their [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 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

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 | November 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 | November 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 | November 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 Comments

PF Chris Doherty Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame earned its second win of the season Monday night against Mount St. Mary's but scored a win for its future as well. Class of 2018 big man Chris Doherty committed to the Irish to cap off a remarkable recruiting class for head coach Mike Brey. Chris Doherty (@cpd_chris) has committed to the University [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Basketball|7 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 | November 12th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|14 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 | November 11th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

New Season Brings New Faces for Women’s Basketball

It's a great time to be a Notre Dame fan. Not only are we in the midst of a much better football season than many of us expected, but now we get to add the fun of basketball into the mix. The women's basketball team will begin their season this Saturday afternoon against the Mount [...]

By | November 9th, 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 | November 9th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Basketball Season Kick-Off Round Table – Part 2

This is the second in our series of season kick-off round tables for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball season. In Part 1, we covered hot topics from the off-season. In Part 2, we run down the Irish roster and look at how the piece parts might fit together for Mike Brey and his staff. [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Basketball|8 Comments