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  1. Home Sweet Home

    Feb 19, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

    Mike Franz, the official 2013-14 men’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at Holy Cross College. Over the course of the year Mike will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Mike (and the…

  2. Let The Madness Begin: Irish Headed to Dayton

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:24 PM EST

    And so the field of 68 is set. The Notre Dame men’s basketball team drew the #7 seed in the West Region, and will be headed to nearby Dayton, Ohio to meet #10 seed Iowa State on Friday (tip-off time approximately 9:45 pm ET). After finishing the regular season and BIG EAST tournament with a…

  3. On To The Next: Irish Beat Marquette To Advance to BIG EAST Semifinals

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:54 AM EST

    As excited as Notre Dame might be to begin playing in the ACC, the Irish aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the BIG EAST yet. Trailing 17-4 early against Marquette, it had the makings of a long night in the World’s Most Famous Arena. The shots weren’t falling (the team started 2-for-16 from the…

  4. Game Day in NYC: Notre Dame vs. Marquette

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EST

    The 24th-ranked Notre Dame men’s basketball team returns to Madison Square Garden tonight against #12 Marquette in a BIG EAST quarterfinal matchup. On Wednesday, the Irish defeated Rutgers, 69-61. If you missed that one, Fighting Irish Digital Media has got you covered with highlights and the latest Irish Connection going inside the victory. With Notre…

  5. Survive and Advance: Irish Beat Rutgers in BIG EAST Second Round

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:19 AM EST

    Notre Dame’s final appearance in the BIG EAST tournament got off to a great start on Wednesday night, as the #6 seed Irish held off a Rutgers rally to secure a 69-61 victory at Madison Square Garden. The Irish were led by Pat Connaughton, who came through with one of the best performances of his…

  6. Irish Visit 9/11 Memorial

    Mar 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    One of the great benefits of the BIG EAST tournament being held in New York is that it often allows for some unique experiences that you won’t find elsewhere. From walking around Times Square to the games themselves in the World’s Most Famous Arena, visits to the Big Apple are special for everyone involved. On…

  7. Irish Guard Pat Connaughton Balances The Workload of a Two-Sport Athlete

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:56 AM EST

    Snow may still be falling in South Bend, but as we head into March, thoughts of the not-too-far-off green grass and sunshine have started to pick up steam. For many, the coming of spring serves as a reminder that baseball season is right around the corner. One person who can certainly appreciate the excitement of…

  8. Irish Rally Past Panthers

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    A 1-for-19 start? Eight first-half turnovers? More than 15 minutes to break double digits? Playing in front of the raucous “Oakland Zoo”? It looked like a recipe for disaster, and a sure-thing loss for the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team. That was, at least, until the 7:08 mark of the first half. Frustrated and…

  9. New Kids on the Block: Zach Auguste

    Feb 13, 2013, 2:36 PM EST

    Notre Dame welcomed three talented and promising freshmen to the squad this year. These three players look to build on the success of recent Irish squads and leave a mark of their own. Irish UNDerground blogger Lauren Chval sat down to get to know the second of the trio, forward Zach Auguste.  * Why did…

  10. Lesson Learned: One Student’s Experience Leaving Early on Saturday Night

    Feb 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EST

    With 54 seconds remaining in regulation, Pat Connaughton missed a three-pointer, Chane Behanan came down with the rebound, and Tom Knight committed his fifth and final foul, sending the Louisville forward to the free throw line for an opportunity to put his team up by nine with under a minute remaining. Game over. Or at…

  11. Inside The Box Score: A Look Back at the 5 OT Thriller

    Feb 10, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

    If you watched last night’s epic battle between Notre Dame and Louisville, you’re probably still trying to wrap your head around what happened at Purcell Pavilion. This game was over. Notre Dame was about to do the unthinkable – lose at home for the third time this season. But then, the Irish did the improbable,…

  12. Biedscheid’s Big Game Lifts Irish To Big Conference Win

    Jan 31, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    During the early part of the Irish season, freshman Cam Biedscheid scored in double digits four times and looked poised to make a big impact off the bench during BIG EAST play. But through the first part of the conference schedule, the St. Louis native struggled to find his rhythm, going a combined 3-for-23 from…

  13. Responding to Adversity

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

    It’s often said that the true measure of a man is how he answers in times of adversity. So I suppose collectively, you could say the same thing about the true measure of a team. The Irish had dropped three of their last four. They lost veteran forward Scott Martin indefinitely to a knee injury.…

  14. Irish in Tampa: Prepping For The Bulls

    Jan 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    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…

  15. Irish Fight Past Scarlet Knights

    Jan 20, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

    It took some last-second defense and a veteran play by Scott Martin, but the #20 Notre Dame men’s basketball team held on for a 69-66 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night at Purcell Pavilion. Leading by as many as 13 points in the second half, the Irish fought off the Scarlet Knights’ comeback to improve…

  16. Connaughton Leads Irish to Eighth Straight Victory

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:41 PM EST

    Two days after #22 Notre Dame defeated Purdue at the Crossroads Classic, the Fighting Irish returned home to face IPFW at Purcell Pavilion. They overcame nine first half turnovers and a tough Mastodon defense to win 74-62, improving to 10-1 on the year. Pat Connaughton had his best game of the season, scoring 18 points…

  17. Media Day Wrap-up

    Oct 19, 2012, 3:18 PM EST

    We just hit the halfway point of football season, so it’s hard to imagine, but college hoops are right around the corner. Last Thursday, the Notre Dame basketball team held its annual media day at the Purcell Pavilion. Men’s head coach Mike Brey spoke with the media in the auditorium. Aftewards Fighting Irish Digital Media…

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