Photo: Gloria Wright P-S
The blue uniforms made their debut today as the Orange (wearing blue) fell to the Irish 94-87. Let's get the obligatories out of the way:
Daryl Gross propoganda machine
P-S photo gallery
Kyle McAlrney's 30 points led the Irish while he set a Notre Dame Inc. record nine 3-pointers. I received a great text message from Friend of Idtiots BabyBoss during Kyle's run:
"Another career high against the Cuse!"
Cuse's NCAA hopes are slimmer than a hungry Calista Flockhart. The only shot now may be to run the table in the Big East Tournament, and let's be honest....winning 4 games in 4 days with 7 guys....let's just say not likely.
Some quick thoughts on a Sunday night:
Arinze: continues to grow as a banger, these are the efforts we need night in and night out
Donte: I'm really scratching my head on this performance. When the jumper isn't falling (which has been more frequent than not of late), what else does he bring to the table? Hustle? Hitting the glass? Help me here people.
Paul: 22 and 12, been doing his Mike Rowe imitation as of late. Lots of dirty work.
The Zone: I know we only go seven deep, but any thoughts of mixing up the defense?
We'll see what the last three games bring.
Some non-cuse thoughts:
Tennessee won the State Championship Saturday night. You may have heard something about this #1 vs. #2 game from the ESPN hype machine. During the entire game, never did I think "I'm watching the two best teams in the country play." Conference USA's pride the Memphis Tigers are prime for an NCAA tournament upset couretsy of a mid-major team disciplined in the halfcourt game.
Linda Tripp, I mean Bruce Pearl's Vol's will be #1 this week. Their shot selection on Saturday night looked like something from Rucker Park. There are a handful of teams I really believe are more deserving of a number one ranking, Syracuse not one of them.
Of course I'm an idtiot so put your money on a Memphis-Tenn rematch in the title game.