December 2, 2008 // Notre Dame Basketball

Hoops 7th in Both Polls

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The Men’s Basketball team improved to 7th in both the AP and Coach’s Polls this week after a strong showing at last week’s Maui Invitational.  Notre Dame beat then #7 ranked Texas before losing to #1 ranked UNC.  In the loss to the Tar Heels, however, the Irish were without a 100% healthy Luke Harangody who played but wasn’t himself.

The Big East is more than well represented in this week’s poll.  For the first time ever, the Big East has 8 teams in the AP Top 25 – #2 Connecticut, #3 Pittsburgh, #7 Notre Dame, #11 Louisville, #16 Syracuse, #17 Villanova, #20 Georgetown and #25 Marquette. This means that just under 1/3 of the top 25 basketball teams in the country are members of the 16 team Big East Conference.

This isn’t just the a first for the Big East either.  It’s a first for any conference.  Ever.

The Big East Tournament might be more entertaining than the actual NCAA Tournament this year.

Anyway, congrats to the hoops team for moving up a notch in both polls and look for them to be action again tonight against South Dakota in a tune game before Saturday’s showdown with Ohio State.

Comments to this Article

  • dan commented on December 2nd, 2008 at 8:32 am

    maybe mike brey could help coach the football team


  • bleednd82 commented on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Dont know about the Zags moving ahead of us in the polls to 5th. We went 3-1 with a loss to #1 team with our best player sick. We beat IU, Texas, Furman. Ok I know Furman and IU stink but Texas was ranked ahead of ND.



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