Sunday, March 13, 2005

Pop Goes the Weasel | by Pat

Notre Dame's ride on the NCAA Tournament bubble popped this evening as the Irish were passed over for UAB and Northern Iowa. So now the NIT-bound Fighting Irish will take on Holy Cross at the JACC this Tuesday at 7pm on ESPN2. Holy Cross has only lost twice in 2005, but the Patriot League isn't exactly a loaded conference. They did take Boston College to overtime early in the season so they won't be a small conference pushover. It will be interesting to see if the Irish team is able to get up for the game and put away a team with lesser talent.

As a side note, Chris Thomas is 3 three-pointers short of passing Matt Carroll's record of 301 made three-pointers made in a career. And yes, he already does have the record for most three-pointers attempted, but it is still a major achievement, especially for someone who also holds the all-time assist record. But if Chris Thomas does break Matt Carroll's career record, it may not last for long. Sophomore Colin Falls already has 126 career three-pointers and is currently 11 three-pointers away from breaking Matt Carroll's single season made three-pointers record of 99. Perhaps Falls will be able to claim the record as his own before he leaves ND.