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
- RT @SkyDigg4: Surgery went great! Thanks so much for all the prayers and kinds words! All smiles over here 😁😁😁 http://t.co/GGcAnq1k5Y 8 hours ago
- Another great photo from @usabasketball! Our own @busta_reimes (#13) & @ndwbb trainer Anne Marquez (back row-right). http://t.co/pyi4kQVv7M 1 day ago
- Also, congrats to @SkyDigg4 on being named Western Conference Player of the Month!!! 🍀🍀💚💚💚💚 1 day ago
- Congrats to @NatAchon on being named WNBA Rookie of the month! So proud of you Ace! 1 day ago
- Love seeing our own @alipaige_14 as she represents the USA! First official team photo from @usabasketball. twitter.com/usabasketball/… 1 day ago
Men’s Basketball on YouTube
- Name:Jerian #:13 Team:Knicks Last alum to wear #13 in NBA? Mr. Shoot To Get Hot, Shoot To Stay Hot (Matt Carroll) http://t.co/ecZETHAcig 1 hour ago
- RT @FightingIrish: Not a bad 2 weeks for 🍀: ⚽️Boxx Wins World Cup Title ⚾️Pollock Named MLB All-Star 🏀Grant/Connaughton NBA Draft Picks ht… 5 hours ago
- LUCKY #13 After being selected in the 1st Round of the NBA Draft, Jerian will wear #13 for the @nyknicks. #NDinNBA http://t.co/y1ZxSnMmdd 6 hours ago
- COOL-EY AS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOW Jack Cooley(@utahjazz) w/13PTS & 13REBS in @NBASummerLeague opener #NDinNBA http://t.co/jgm9mtKpWe 10 hours ago
- SLAPPIN-DA-DRUMS If this doesn't say "Chillest Coach in America," we don't know what does... 🎵🏀🍀 http://t.co/kDLCVZUb66 1 day ago