Jan 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT
After arriving in Tampa last night, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team went to work on Friday afternoon in preparation for tomorrow’s BIG EAST conference game against South Florida (noon ET on Big East Network – also available on ESPN3, as well as ABC57 in the South Bend area).
As is tradition when on the road, team chaplain Father Pete McCormick said Mass at the team hotel. The Irish grabbed food and broke down the scouting report and some game film, before heading to the USF campus for a shootaround at the recently renovated Sun Dome.
Personally, it didn’t take long to be impressed by the 10,000+ seat venue, which underwent a $35.6 million renovation that was completed in 2012. I guess we’ll have to see tomorrow during the game, but the seats are steep and close to the court. It just seems like one of those arenas that gets loud.
The team practiced for about 75 minutes before heading back to the hotel for dinner.
Getting away from the snow and cold for a couple days, many of the players spent the early afternoon enjoying the sunshine, with a few even hopping on jetskis for a little while.
The Irish (15-4 overall, 3-3 BIG EAST) look to bounce back from Monday’s loss versus Georgetown and pick up an important conference road win against the Bulls (10-8, 1-5).
If you can’t watch it, follow along on Twitter (@ndmbb) or listen live on UND.com. For now, here are a few photos, as well as a quick video featuring Irish assistant coach Martin Ingelsby previewing the game with Fighting Irish Digital Media’s Jack Nolan.
About In The Paint
Women’s Basketball on YouTube
- Tough loss but another impressive performance by @kaymac_2123 who ends with 27 pts! Way to play Kmac! 🍀🙌 28 minutes ago
- Wow! @kaymac_2123 is putting on a show tonight! 3pt play and has cut their deficit to 5!! #proREADY 37 minutes ago
- Check out @kaymac_2123 and @SAStars on NBA TV! @kaymac_2123 has 13 pts at halftime! #IrishinWNBA 1 hour ago
- Wearing the red, white, and blue very nicely @_Breezy_Briii 🇺🇸🍀🇺🇸🍀🇺🇸❤️ http://t.co/t4ab3xVnUL 7 hours ago
- Fascinating 30-min interview with @ndwbb coach @MuffetMcGraw (taped earlier this summer at St. Norbert College): youtu.be/4i9Ml3arGlE 7 hours ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- Shooting the ball well & creating space is a key to our success in Italy - We have a ton of great shooters! pic.twitter.com/NILwepU1Ql 1 day ago
- Guys practiced well in today's morning practice - working on moving the ball quicker and find open shots in lane: pic.twitter.com/jXK6OZvstK 1 day ago
- Getting some work in before we leave for Italy next week! #NDMBBItaly http://t.co/hl9KbB99Et 2 days ago
- Did you miss @NDMikeBrey's 1st pitch at the @Silver_Hawks game last night? We have you covered! CLICK: youtu.be/J4akkGeyd5w 2 days ago
- Now that we are with @UnderArmour, we have all new apparel! Have you seen our new practice uni's? #TeamUA http://t.co/pLw6bfOk0f 2 days ago
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