SG Robby Carmody Commits to Notre Dame

Mike Brey has done it again. The Irish hoops program gained another commitment on Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh-area combo guard Robby Carmody. The 6'4", 200 pound Carmody joins Prentiss Hubb in Notre Dame's 2018 recruiting class and transfer Juwan Durham as big additions to the Irish roster this offseason. God, Country, Notre Dame. — [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Basketball|3 Comments

PF Juwan Durham To Transfer to Notre Dame

The big offseason for Irish head coach Mike Brey continues. Just a couple of weeks after Brey picked up his first commit for the 2018 class, on Saturday he received the commitment of transfer big man Juwan Durham. Durham will transfer to South Bend from UConn, where he spent his freshman year this last season. Durham [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Basketball|3 Comments

CG Prentiss Hubb Commits to Notre Dame

Not many people want to be connected to Washington, D.C. these days, but Irish head coach Mike Brey is making that connection work in a big way. After pulling 2017 guard D.J. Harvey out of DeMatha, Brey picked up his first 2018 recruit on Wednesday night in Prentiss Hubb. Let's make it official!🍀🏀#GoIrish @NDmbb [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

The Four-Year Man: Looking Back at Steve Vasturia’s Career

Mike Brey has had a hell of a run in the ACC so far. The Irish have won 43 regular-season ACC games, 37 of those over the last 3 years. Notre Dame owns 6 ACC post-season victories in our short history, again, all over the last three years. In those same three seasons, Brey's team [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Basketball|15 Comments

Matt Ryan to Transfer

Player movement is part of big-time college basketball. Already this off-season, both Virginia and Duke have seen players leave programs with eligibility remaining. Irish fans will recall both Alex Dragicevich and Cameron Biedscheid departing early. Tuesday evening, the Notre Dame Men's Basketball twitter account posted a statement from Coach Mike Brey indicating that current sophomore, Matt [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Basketball|53 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Notre Dame’s Season Ends in Elite Eight

It was a rough end to the weekend for the Irish women's basketball team. Notre Dame collected an impressive Sweet Sixteen win over Ohio State on Friday. However, on Sunday, for the second year in a row Stanford ended Notre Dame's season in Lexington's Rupp Arena. Friday: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Friday's game against [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Advance to Eighth Straight Sweet Sixteen

Notre Dame hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Irish picked up wins over Robert Morris and Purdue while advancing to their eighth straight Sweet Sixteen, but may have lost star junior Brianna Turner to a knee injury in the process. Friday: Notre Dame vs. Robert Morris The top-seeded Irish [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Basketball|2 Comments

An Irish Wake After St. Patrick’s Day – ND 71, WV 83

Scheduling the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for a noon tip the day after St. Patrick's day is a bit of cruel irony. Irish fans clearing their heads after a few Friday pints were hopeful the luck would carry in to Saturday. Sadly, it didn't and Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers ended Notre Dame's season with [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Basketball|18 Comments

2017 NCAA Tournament Opponent Preview – West Virginia Mountaineers

Survive and advance, indeed. If Notre Dame is going to make their way to a third straight Elite 8, they are certainly going to have to play better than they did on Thursday. Next up, the West Virginia Mountaineers. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. 4 West Virginia Mountaineers West Region - KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY  [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Basketball|5 Comments

2017 NCAA Tournament Opponent Preview – Princeton Tigers

Notre Dame is coming off of two great NCAA Tournament runs in a row and is the only team in the country who has been to the last two Elite 8s. The 5-seeded Irish are fired up and looking to add to those 6 tournament wins. First up, the Ivy League Champion Princeton Tigers. 5 Notre Dame Fighting [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Basketball|29 Comments

NCAA Tournament Roundtable – Part 2

In Part 1 of our 18Stripes roundtable, we examined the tournament overall. In part two, we tackle how we think our beloved Irish will fare in the big dance. Will Mike Brey's squad make an early exit or finally reach the promised land? Who will be the guy who breaks out? Who is most important [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Basketball|10 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 | March 14th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

NCAA Tournament Roundtable – Part 1

Selection Sunday is behind us, and the best 3 weekends in sports are about to be upon us. To get you warmed up for all the upsets and buzzer-beaters, the 18Stripes basketball readers weighed in on various NCAA tournament topics. You know what they say about opinions: everybody has one. Share yours in the comments. [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Basketball|9 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