Meet the Opponent: Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(25-8, 11-7 Big East)
· The full name of the University is actually “Notre Dame du Lac”
· Both of Notre Dame’s national titles were won before the tournament was established (’27,’36)
Joe Montana, Condoleeza Rice, Jerome Bettis, Regis Philbin, Joe Theismann.
1. Feb. 9th- 5 Overtime battle won by the Irish.
2. March. 9th- 73-57 Win for Louisville on Senior Night
The Fighting Irish are lead by Jerian Grant, a junior guard that averages 13.4 PPG and 5.7 APG. Down low, Senior Jack Cooley controls the paint with 13 PPG and 10.4 RPG, also adding 41 blocks on the year. This Fighting Irish team is 5thin the country in assists per game, so look for the ball to be spread out on offense. On defense, the Irish pressure shooters into forcing shots they don’t want to take and are known to be physical down low, especially in conference games. Look for mostly man defense to be played against Louisville.