Jerian Grant led all scorers with 23 points to help Notre Dame beat Bryant 70-59 on Monday night. Pat Connaughton added 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory. Notre Dame will play North Dakota State on Wednesday. Before we get to the highlights from Notre Dame’s win though, we have a clip from [...]
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey suffered his 1st home loss in the month of November, losing to Indiana State 83-70 on Sunday. Eric Atkins led the Irish with 18 points. Jerian Grant had 17 and Pat Connaughton finished with 16.
Notre Dame easily moved to 1-0 on the season with a 74-62 win over Miami (OH). The Irish were led by Jerian Grant’s 26 point outburst on opening night. The Fighting Irish only led by 7 at the midway point, but stretched the lead throughout the 2nd half. Eric Atkins added 10 points and 6 [...]
The ACC Digital Network is ramping up for the 2013-14 college basketball season and their Countdown to Tipoff series of videos continued with a chat with Mike Brey about Notre Dame’s first season as a member of the ACC. Hear what Brey had to say about joining the ACC below.
A Notre Dame coaching staff and team that has struggled in the NCAA tournament in the past, continued to do so again Friday night
After Notre Dame’s 73-64 victory over #12 Marquette in Madison Square Garden last night, the Irish have set up another Big East Championship semi-final match up with the Louisville Cardinals – the third, and final, year in a row the two future ACC members will meet in the Big East semis. Led by sophomore guard [...]
The Notre Dame basketball team will be wearing some new jerseys for the Big East and NCAA Tournaments that are ahem… interesting. Part McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, part basketball uniform, these new jerseys are sure to raise of the ire of Notre Dame fans who have freaked out over far less bold jerseys from the football [...]
The Notre Dame basketball team has gotten seriously defensive in the last week. On Monday night the Irish set a school record for fewest points allowed in a Big East game with 42 in a win over Pitt. That record lasted all of six days with the Irish besting that by a point with a [...]
He sits there stoic in his mock turtleneck, hardly ever showing any emotion other than encouragement. He has paced the sideline for the Irish now for over 12 years, and is now tied(Lou Carnesecca) for 4th in all time wins in the Big East, and is the 3rd longest tenured coach in Notre Dame basketball history(Phelps, Keogan). The man we speak of is Irish basketball coach Mike Brey. A graduate of George Washington University, Brey started his college coaching career in 1987 as an assistant under legendary Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski. He stayed with the Duke program as an assistant until 1995, before being hired as the head coach of the Delaware Blue Hen. Under Brey, the Blue Hen flourished, going 99-52 in 6 years, while reaching the NCAA tournament twice.
Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season against ranked teams on Monday night with a 51-42 victory over the 20th ranked Pitt Panthers on the road. The Irish took down the Panthers despite starting the game on the wrong end of a 19-3 Pitt run. Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant paced [...]
In what was an incredibly exciting and draining week for Notre Dame basketball fans, the #21st ranked Irish snagged two more victories, with both coming in overtime.
Things looked pretty bleak for Notre Dame on Saturday night with less than a minute left in regulation at Purcell Pavilion in their showdown with #11 Louisville. With ESPN College Gameday on hand, the Irish trailed the Cardinals 56-48 as the clock read 0:50 after a Chane Behanan free throw. Down 8 points with 50 [...]
If you were a fan of Notre Dame basketball back in the 70’s and 80’s then you remember the epic battles that took place between the Blue Demons and the Fighting Irish at the A.C.C and the Rosemont Horizon.
In another crazy year of college basketball, where seemingly no team wants to emerge as the dominant one, the Irish are no different.
The Irish men’s squad headed into this week knowing they needed to play at a higher level both on offense and defense, unfortunately what they displayed was actually a step back from the week before. A week ago the Irish lost at home to a Connecticut team that is talented, but young, and still finding a way to play consistent basketball. They also lost to a very average St. Johns team on the road, in Madison Square Garden. There was a theme in both of those losses last week, which included an inconsistent offense, lack of hustle, and defensive breakdowns allowing easy scores for their opponent. One would think that those would be items Brey and staff would focus in on this week, and maybe they did, but it wasn’t apparent on the court.