Looks like Notre Dame is in serious trouble this season. Their co-captain Tim Abromaitis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice this morning and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season. His loss will be felt not just in South Bend, but throughout the Big East and college basketball worlds. Abro played in two games and was averaging … [Read more...] about Big East, Notre Dame Loses Top Player for Year in Tim Abromaitis
Everywhere you look, college football and college basketball news stories are filled with scandal and skullduggery. It’s enough to make one think there are no good guys left among the coaches, and no “students,” in the term “student-athlete.” Tim Abromaitis of Notre Dame is an exceptional exception. His team finished the season ranked #4 in the final poll, earned a #2 seed … [Read more...] about Notre Dame’s Tim Abromaitis will complete MBA Ahead of Basketball
Notre Dame was extremely lucky to escape the Dunkin Donuts Center with a win over Providence. And it took Ben Hansbrough's career-high 32 points and Tim Abromaitis' season-high 28 to get it done. That's because 6-5 senior swingman Marshon Brooks scored a Providence and Big East-record 52 points. Besides leading the conference and his team in scoring and rebounding, Brooks … [Read more...] about Marshon Brooks Breaks Big East Scoring Record, But Notre Dame Still Beats Providence
It seems like the #7 Fighting Irish might be the least hyped top ten team of all time. Of course, when you pay attention to some Mike Brey quotes and NBA Draftniks' work, perhaps that's changing. Ben Hansbrough for Big East player of the year? His name certainly has to be in the discussion, but obviously the favorite UConn's Kemba Walker, and you'd have to place Pittburgh's … [Read more...] about Hansbrough Big East Player of the Year? Abromaitis in NBA Mock Drafts?
So how important were Notre Dame’s basketball victories over #8 Georgetown and #9 Connecticut in the last week? Well it hasn’t happened in a half-century. The last time Notre Dame defeated AP top 10 teams in back-to-back home games came in 1960-61. They defeated #7 DePaul 61-58, then #7 St. John’s 64-63. Which is especially impressive when you consider they finished 12-14 that … [Read more...] about UConn’s Jim Calhoun very Impressed by Notre Dame
"My theme is a lot of interchangeable parts," Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach Mike Brey said of his team this season. And it's true, while last year's team leaned heavily on Luke Harangody in the post and Tory Jackson at the point, this unit often sports a very unconventional line-up. The Irish have ascended to the #15 national ranking in college basketball by sometime … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Hoops Uses Unconventional Formula for Success
There may be a "Ewing Theory" at work in South Bend. Despite losing Luke Harangody, the first player in Notre Dame basketball history to be a three-time first-team All-Big East selection, and the first player in program history to lead the conference in both scoring and rebounding in consecutive seasons, the Fighting Irish are getting better. They lost a marquee college … [Read more...] about #15 Notre Dame Hoops Winning Because of Experience
The Big East is once again stacked this year. Eight of the top 39 teams in my “99 in 99” college basketball preview rankings call the conference home. Notre Dame comes in at #39 despite losing four-year starters Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson. Click here if you missed teams #40-#99. You can also check out Paul M. Banks’ story from the Irish’s media day. By: David Kay … [Read more...] about 99 in 99: #39 Notre Dame Fighting Irish