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    2017-2018 Notre Dame Basketball Thread


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    By Associated Press Dec 5, 2017, 9:03 PM CST
    Ball State shocks No. 9 Notre Dame


    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) ó Tayler Persons hit 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.7 seconds remaining and Ball State shocked No. 9 Notre Dame 80-77 on Tuesday night at Purcell Pavilion.

    Persons scored 24 points, Tahjai Teague added 13 and Sean Sellers had 11 as Ball State knocked off a nationally ranked opponent for the first time since downing No. 4 UCLA 91-73 more than 16 years ago.

    Notre Dame (7-2) lost a nonconference home game for the first time since falling to North Dakota State four years ago.

    The Cardinals (5-4) led by a high of 67-58 with 6:45 to go, but the Irish charged all the way back to a 77-77 tie on Matt Farrellís 3-pointer with 20 seconds to go.

    Persons then drained his 3-pointer off the dribble for the victory.

    Ball State had lost each of nine previous meetings to its in-state rival, the most recent being almost 32 years ago by a 119-78 count. The closest the Cardinals had come against the Irish was 14 points, and NDís average margin of victory was 29.

    Bonzie Colson had 26 points for the Irish. Farrell added 14 points and eight assists, while Martinas Geben finished with 12 points.

    BIG PICTURE

    Ball State: The Cardinals won their fourth straight game, all four coming against in-state opponents. Ball Stateís early season schedule has included road or neutral-site contests against Oklahoma, Oregon and Dayton.

    Notre Dame: The Irish continued to struggle on the heels of winning the Maui Invitational, dropping their second loss in three games. They were whipped 81-63 at Michigan State, then downed St. Francis Brooklyn 71-53 in a rugged contest Sunday that saw coach Mike Brey ejected for the first time in his 23-year head coaching career.

    UP NEXT

    Ball State completes its swing of five straight in-state opponents, and plays the first of six straight home games, when Valparaiso visits Muncie on Saturday.

    In a homecoming for Brey, Notre Dame visits Delaware on Saturday. Brey began his head coaching career with the Blue Hens, going 99-52 over five seasons, before landing at ND in 2000.

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    Fire Brian Kelly....

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    After upsetting ND in OT Saturday, the Hoosiers got blown out last night by Fort Wayne (not a typo). Even Tom Crean wasn’t this bad.

    ND hosts Dartmouth next. Note to Coach Brey: don’t play Austin Torres again....ever.

    https://www.onefootdown.com/2017/12/...y-matt-farrell

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    I'm amazed at how the interest level in ND men's basketball peaks on Twitter when they lose a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggafini19 View Post
    I'm amazed at how the interest level in ND men's basketball peaks when they lose a game.
    I think it peaked after they knocked off Wichita St in the Maui Classic. Early season momentum can lead to irrational expectations. Now, they have come down to earth a bit. Hopefully by conference tourney time, they will have put it all together. Looks like rebounding is still a challenge. I’d rather be ND than IU fan right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDodger View Post
    I think it peaked after they knocked off Wichita St in the Maui Classic. Early season momentum can lead to irrational expectations. Now, they have come down to earth a bit. Hopefully by conference tourney time, they will have put it all together. Looks like rebounding is still a challenge. I’d rather be ND than IU fan right now.
    It really seems like people only care to talk about this program when they lose. At least so far this season. Maui is a distant memory, likely not helped that they've lost two games to two other schools from the same state. Big picture, there is a lot of college basketball left to go.

    From what I gather about Indiana, that could get worse before it gets better, and they're not a fan base with a tremendous amount of patience or tempered expectations. Brad Stevens likely isn't walking through the big candy cane door any day soon, either.

    The IU game was disappointing to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggafini19 View Post
    It really seems like people only care to talk about this program when they lose. At least so far this season. Maui is a distant memory, likely not helped that they've lost two games to two other schools from the same state. Big picture, there is a lot of college basketball left to go.

    From what I gather about Indiana, that could get worse before it gets better, and they're not a fan base with a tremendous amount of patience or tempered expectations. Brad Stevens likely isn't walking through the big candy cane door any day soon, either.

    The IU game was disappointing to say the least.
    After the Maui Classic, ND was ranked#5. That’s pretty lofty...but it’s early, too. Problem is that fans don’t factor in that their team will ebb & flow before (hopefully) putting it all together in time for the tourney.

    Same with football IMO. I guarantee you a large # of fans that were dejected after the 1-2 finish to the season will have their hopes rekindled during the month before the bowl. They will assume all are now healthy & rested and that Wimbush will have fixed everything while the coaches will have cooked up the perfect gameplan. I wish it were that easy but this ain’t the NFL.

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    Making the NCAA Tournament just got a lot tougher.


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    I just saw that...no Torres...please...anybody but Torres...

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    By Travis Hines Jan 4, 2018, 7:48 PM CST
    Notre Dame will be without Matt Farrell (ankle) vs. Syracuse


    Losing Bonzie Colson for two months is bad enough. A team losing its best player, an All-American and national player of the year contender, is already facing an uphill battle. To lose your second-best player to injury, too, well, that’s just cruel.

    It’s also reality for Notre Dame.

    The Fighting Irish will be without guard Matt Farrell on Saturday at Syracuse due to an ankle injury, coach Mike Brey said on his radio show, according to Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune.


    Farrell rolled his ankle in the first half of the Irish’s 88-58 win over North Carolina State on Wednesday, and did not appear in the second half.

    “He’s got some swelling,” Brey said after the game. “It’s one of those that I don’t think is going to be ready. I would hope that he’d be healthy to play Wednesday in Atlanta (against Georgia Tech).”

    Farrell is averaging 15.9 points and 5.1 assists this season, and was likely to be the one to carry an increased workload with Colson out due to a broken foot.

    “That group is so confident and upbeat,” Brey said. “Bonzie’s been down a day and we’re practicing and then Matty goes down and then T.J. Gibbs, you just see him and Rex (Pflueger) go, ‘OK, we’re running this now.’

    “That’s the culture of the program.”

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