Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Seniors Ben Hansbrough and Ty Nash -- went out in style last night. The duo, playing their last home game in an IRISH uniform -- led #7 Notre Dame to a 47-27 halftime lead over #19 Villanova -- playing what might be the best twenty minutes of basketball in the history of this program. For the night, the Irish set a school record -- making twenty (20) three-pointers in their 93 - 72 win.
The win clinched an undefeated home record for Notre Dame -- the third time in the last five seasons!
Hansbrough scored 30 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and 5 steals. Nash had a "double-double"scoring 11 and grabbing 11 boards. And senior "walk-on" Tim Kopko -- got into the act making an acrobatic shot late in the game (to the great delight of the ND students) -- a fitting end for these three seniors!!!
Oh by the way, Tim Abromaitis also scored 30 points, going 9 for 13 from beyond the three-point arc. A big night for Notre Dame Basketball!!! Here's a link to UND.COM's game highlights along with a link to Coach Brey's post game conference. And, a third link to the South Bend Tribune game story:
LINK: GAME HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: COACH BREY POST GAME PRESSER
LINK: BIG WIN FOR THE IRISH!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:00 AM