Sunday, March 6, 2011
The #7 Fighting Irish play their first game tonight in the 2011 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament against Louisville. ESPNU will televise the game -- LIVE -- beginning at 8 PM EST. Here's the link to the game notes for tonight's contest. Go IRISH!
LINK: BIG EAST TOURNAMENT PLAY -- BEGINS TONIGHT!
Posted by Jim Small at 1:16 PM
This is the first time the Big East Tournament will have every team play. The fun begins on Tuesday with four games at Madison Square Garden. The Irish will play Thursday night @ 7 PM EST against one of these teams; Villanova, Cincinnati or USF. Here's a link to the tournament bracket:
LINK: 2011 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT -- BRACKET
Posted by Jim Small at 1:07 PM
LINK: DO THE IRISH DESERVE A #1 SEED?
LINK: NOTRE DAME #1 SEED IN WEST REGION
Posted by Jim Small at 12:46 PM
With eight minutes to go -- I was wondering out loud -- "What was Brey thinking when he put Hansbrough back into the game with eight minutes left, four fouls and the Irish up by eight???
Then ten seconds later -- Hansbrough makes a stupid foul and he's on the bench for the balance of the game. UCONN goes on 13-0 run putting the Irish down five and, if you were at my house -- you would have heard my yelling at the TV sure this game was over...
Yet, somehow the Irish were able to ride out UCONN's flury -- and two big free-throw misses by Scott Martin -- and still win the game 70 - 67 in front of a dismayed John Saunders (ESPN) who did his best to show his hate for ND all game long...
It was the first win for a Mike Brey team at UCONN -- it locked up a #2 seed in the upcoming Big East Tournament -- and probably a #2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. WAY TO GO IRISH!!!
Here's a few links to the media's reaction to the big win today!:
LINK: NEW YORK TIMES
LINK: NEWS TIMES -- CT
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 12:19 AM