You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Irish Insights

  • Video: Notre Dame-Navy preview
      Journal Gazette Notre Dame beat reporter Chris Goff previews the Irish's game against Navy.
  • Irish S Collinsworth ruled out vs. Navy
    Despite making what coach Brian Kelly described as "good progress," Notre Dame starting safety Austin Collinsworth was ruled out of Saturday night's game against Navy.
  • Robinson sees a little of Spurs in Irish
    SOUTH BEND -- The NBA season kicked off yesterday, and Corey Robinson knows that better than anyone because his father, David Robinson, was a star for one of the league's most successful and esteemed franchises, the San Antonio Spurs.
Advertisement

Irish lead at half

NEW ORLEANS - Notre Dame holds a 28-22 lead over Old Dominion in the team's first-round NCAA tournament game in New Orleans Arena.Irish senior guard Ben Hansbrough leads the offense with 10 points, and Carleton Scott and Tim Abromaitis each have seven.

The Irish took control of the game with a 10-0 run about five minutes into the game to grab a 15-6 lead.

But Notre Dame has let Old Dominion hang around by giving up offensive rebounds.

The Monarchs pulled within 15-13 with 8:46 to play, grabbing three offensive rebounds while scoring seven straight points. The Monarchs have six offensive rebounds.

The Irish do not appear to be in any danger, even with Luke Harangody held scoreless and picking up two fouls in the first half, but they need to keep the Monarchs off the offensive glass in the second half to ensure victory.

As for the crowd, it is what you would expect for an afternoon first-round game.

The arena is probably about a third full, and there really isn't any clear fan advantage for either team.

The few fans in the building made some noise at the start, but they have been quiet most of the way.

Advertisement