Posts tagged "Ben Hansbrough"

Notre Dame Basketball Season Recap, Early Outlook for Next Year

When it was over, players were in tears. Heads down in their hands in the locker room. And it’s perfectly understandable following a loss as devastating as this.   “When you can invest to the point where you are numb, and there is nothing left, that’s what you want from a group, and certainly this... Read more »

Notre Dame vs. Florida State: Sunday United Center 3rd Round NCAA Battle

Tip time is 8:40 CT at the United Center on Chicago’s west side. The headliner of the two games should be a classic battle with two schools rich in football tradition and featuring iconic fight songs. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles have never met in college basketball. They’ve played some classic... Read more »

Notre Dame Grinds out Double Digit win Over Akron in NCAA Tournmaent

“It’s huge to win a game in this tournament, forget the seeds and the numbers, cause there’s a lot riding on it, and there’s a fine line of kids being loose and I think we felt a little pressure to deliver, and we played like that. And in the second half we calmed down. but... Read more »
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Notre Dame's March Madness Journey Begins vs. Akron

College basketball’s premiere event returns to Chicago for the first time since 2005 when Notre Dame takes on Akron tomorrow at the United Center. Tip is at 12:40, and if the practice session attendance is any indication, expect the Chicago crowd to be overwhelmingly in favor of the Fighting Irish tomorrow. Notre Dame enters as... Read more »

Notre Dame has a NCAA Tournament #1 Seed Resume

The losses among the major college basketball national powers piled up last week- BYU, Purdue, Duke. Opening the door for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to grab that final #1 seed. To quote ’80s one-hit wonder Spandau Ballet, “we know this. much is true.” Ohio State is the overall top seed; Kansas and Pittsburgh will... Read more »

Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough will Likely be Big East Player of the Year

If SIU is “Floor burn U,” than Notre Dame senior guard would be “Captain Floor Burn.” He’s even grindier than his brother Tyler in his playing style and tries about as hard as anyone in college basketball. Hansbrough didn’t make any preseason Big East all-conference teams, but Sunday he was the only player to be... Read more »
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Casting My USA Basketball Writers Association Ballot

A secret ballot? Nah, when it comes to college basketball, I’ll shout my opinions and evaluations from the mountain top. I’ve covered a lot of teams both in the Big Ten and the Big East this past season: Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and DePaul, so let’s begin. We start by choosing my District: V. of... Read more »

Notre Dame Senior Night Saw Historical Shooting Performance (Video)

Tim Abromaitis hit a career-high nine 3-pointers and he and Hansbrough scored 30 points each as the eighth-ranked Irish routed No. 19 Villanova 93-72 on Monday night. The victory ensured a double bye in the Big East tournament for Notre Dame and wrapped up a 17-0 season at home, the only Big East team to... Read more »

Notre Dame Sends Seniors Off with 93-72 Destruction of Villanova

#9 Notre Dame came out of the gates shooting red hot from behind the arc, and the initial surge set the evening’s tone. #14 Villanova was never able to catch their breath and catch up, as they spent pretty much the entire first twenty minutes with half as many points on the scoreboard as the... Read more »
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Notre Dame Acing Chemistry this College Basketball Season

Given what was expected of Notre Dame this year, versus what they’ve produced, it’s time to talk about Fighting Irish leader Mike Brey as possible conference coach of the year. He has two Big East coaching awards already (’07, ’08), but this could be the best coaching job he’s ever done. A so-called rebuilding year... Read more »