MAUI, HI – After opening their 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament with a win over Division II’s Chaminade, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took on the LSU Tigers, demolishing them 92-53 in the semi-finals.
The winner of this game would go on to play the sixth-ranked Wichita State Shockers in the finals, who punched their ticket earlier Tuesday with a win over the Marquette Golden Eagles, 80-66.
This was only the second-ever meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Tigers, with LSU claiming a victory back in 1990 in front of a then-record breaking crowd of over 68,000, led by NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal.
Notre Dame made sure this game had a different result, and boy did it ever.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday afternoon, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks continued their six-game road swing with game against the Georgetown Hoyas.
The Hawks have had an extra day of rest, as their game against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies from Wednesday was cancelled due to power failures inside the Reilly Center. That game was rescheduled for November 20th at 7:00pm EST.
Georgetown and Maryland Eastern Shore last met in the 2015-16 season, with the Hoyas picking up a 68-49 victory over the Hawks inside Capital One Arena.
On Saturday, the Hawks were looking to get back on track after suffering a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Maryland Terrapins in their previous game. Logan McIntosh was still out of the lineup for the Hawks against the Hoyas, leaving the Hawks short-handed once again.
Eastern Shore was simply overwhelmed by the Hoyas from the outset of the game. Georgetown opened the day on a 10-0 run, holding the Hawks scoreless for over three minutes in the process. They had runs of eight and nine points in the first half, and took a 21-point lead into the locker room.
SOUTH BEND, In. — Coming off a 14 point road win against the Big East’s DePaul Blue Demons, the 13th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish return to South Bend to welcome the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers to the Purcell Pavilion for their home opener.
This will be the third meeting between the Irish and the Mountaineers, with Notre Dame leading the all-time series 2-0. Notre Dame won by 14 points against Mount St. Mary’s in 2004 and by 26 in 2014.
Tonights match will be one of the regional match-ups of the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head coaching era for Patrick Ewing with the Georgetown Hoyas officially got underway on Sunday afternoon inside Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Ewing returned to his alma mater this off-season to become the latest head coach of the Hoyas. In his regular season head coaching debut, Georgetown welcomed the Jacksonville Dolphins to town to kick off the 2017-18 season.
Jacksonville was coming off a season-opening loss at the hands of the UAB Blazers on Friday, 96-67, and were looking to get in the win column.
Chicago, IL – For the first time in Head Coach Mike Brey‘s tenure at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish opened their basketball season on the road against the DePaul Blue Demons, beating their former Big East opponent, 72-58.
This was the 107th meeting between these two former Big East foes, with Notre Dame leading the all time series, 62-44.
Today’s game was a big one for DePaul, not just because they got an opportunity to take on #14 Notre Dame, but because they were opening their new 10,000 seat arena. In a big step for their basketball program, the new Wintrust Arena will be the new home for DePaul basketball, bringing them closer to the city of Chicago.
South Bend, IN – Christmas has come early for college basketball fans, as this weekend marks the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season.
After a long off-season, which included some good times and bad, college basketball fans are coming out of hibernation and ready to watch some madness happen.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish open up their season on the road against the DePaul Blue Demons, at the newly constructed Wintrust Arena, a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena that will be the new home of Blue Demon’s basketball and the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).