Sunday, March 8, 2015
The Fighting Irish, coming off a 5 OT loss on Friday night -- beat UMASS last night 5 - 3 -- and they just finished off the Minutemen tonight in grand style 7 - 0!
The win, gives Notre Dame the series win 2 -1 -- and advances the IRISH to the next round of the Hockey East Tournament against UMass-Lowell next Friday night.
LINK: GAME STATS
Posted by Jim Small at 9:56 PM
Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd and Brianna Turner were named to the ACC Tournament First Team and Taya Reimer and Madison Cable were named to the Second Team...
How Lindsay Allen didn't get named to one of those two teams -- I'll never know.
Jewell received the ACC Tournament's Most Outstanding Player award -- see photo above.
Posted by Jim Small at 3:14 PM
Muffet's Fighting Irish beat the Florida State Seminoles 71 - 58 to win BACK TO BACK ACC Tournament Championships -- in their first two years in this conference.
STAT OF THE DAY: Florida State was the only team in all of college basketball (Men & Women) to outrebound every opponent this season -- until today! The Fighting Irish outrebounded the Seminoles 40 - 27!
The IRISH are now 31 - 2 and a lock to get a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and I'm guessing the #2 seed overall, behind UCONN.
Jewell Loyd was named the ACC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Now, it's time to rest -- wait for next week's announcement on the NCAA Tournament.
LINK: LOYD LAYUP
Posted by Jim Small at 3:00 PM
It was senior night at Purcell Pavilion yesterday as Pat Connaughton and Jerian Grant suited up for the last time in a home jersey for the Fighting Irish...
Notre Dame beat Clemson 81 - 67 -- giving the Irish a 26 - 5 regular season record and the MOST WINS IN THE REGULAR SEASON IN SCHOOL HISTORY!
Here's a few game highlights and Coach Brey after the game:
LINK: GAME HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE
Posted by Jim Small at 10:00 AM
The #2 ranked Fighting Irish take on the #7 ranked Seminoles of Florida State today at 1 PM ET on ESPN for the ACC Tournament Championship trophy.
These two teams played back on January 2nd -- with the IRISH winning a close one 74 - 68 -- this is going to be a difficult test for Muffet's gang...
Here's the Florida State coach and players talking about today's game with ND:
LINK: FLORIDA STATE
Posted by Jim Small at 9:45 AM