Basketball: Notre Dame sinks Maine, 97-72

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 18: Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish calls a play against the Old Dominion Monarchs during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men

Brey is 34-0 at Purcell Pavillion in November. Some of the teams were even Division I. (Source:

It sucks being a displaced fan sometimes.  Tonight was one of them.

I tried- unsuccesfully, of course– to find a live stream of tonight’s game with Maine. Amazing how many sites that said they had a live stream, only to find, 10 link-clicks later, I need to sign up for some bogus account.

Alas, I had to comb ESPN for a box score, and wait for tweet updates of the game. Not nearly as fun as watching the game, as you might imagine.

Here’s what I found out about the game:

  • Notre Dame  sunk 12 three-pointers in the 97-72 victory over visiting Maine.
  • Under Mike Brey, the Irish are now 34-0 at the Purcell Pavillion in November.
  • Scott  Martin returned and started after missing Friday’s game with back spasms. He scored 15 points.
  • Tim Abromaitis was hot as a pistol (Jason McElwain voice) in the first half. He scored 17 first-half points, making all five of his shots. He made three threes (four for the game) and was 4-4 on free throws.
  • Abromaitis was 4-for-24 on threes before tonight. He finished tonight 4-5 on 3’s for 26 points.
  • Ben Hansbrough scored 11 points on 2 of 7 shooting. Tyrone Nash posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. I have loved this guy since I saw him tip in a game-winner in high school when he visited Springfield for the HoopHall Classic.

And I somehow came across this video:

I’m sorry I made you watch that video, although it’s cool to see a former player coaching now. I just found it funny that Mike Brey said he’s a big fan of the American East. My cousin played in the American East. Aside from Vermont for a couple years, the American East is boring basketball.  No one should be a fan.

Next Game: 7 pm, Thanksgiving, in Orlando, Florida for the Old Spice Classic.
Notre Dame is now 4-0, but the real test will start at the Old Spice Classic and continue in Lexington against Kentucky before the Irish head home in time to host Gonzaga.

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