Thursday, February 10, 2011
My friends at the University of Notre Dame treated me to "center court" seats -- five rows behind Digger, Coach Knight and Reece Davis -- as we watched one of the more exciting home basketball games for Notre Dame in some time. ND's OT win over Louisville -- scoring the first 14 points in overtime -- put the 7th ranked Irish at 20-4 on the season and 9-3 in the Big East. What got lost in the excitement of the win was the fact that NOTRE DAME MADE HISTORY LAST NIGHT. In ND's 100 plus year history of college basketball -- this is the earliest date ever -- that the Irish have won 20 games in a season. Think about that...
Here's a link to some highlights from the game, overtime and an interview with Coach Brey after the game. I've also added a link to the ESPN.COM story and South Bend Tribune story on the game and a link to the current Big East standings. GO IRISH!
As an added "treat" -- I was given the great honor of spending nearly three hours after the game with Digger, Coach Knight and Reece Davis at Parisi's Ristorante Italiano in South Bend. What an enjoyable session of "storytelling" and great food!
LINK: GAME HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: OVERTIME HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: COACH BREY POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
LINK: PAT FORDE -- ESPN.COM -- NOTRE DAME STORY
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE: GAME STORY
LINK: BIG EAST STANDINGS
Posted by Jim Small at 10:27 AM