For the second year in a row, Notre Dame’s basketball turned out to be a huge disappointment. Despite having All-American Luke Harangody and a decent supporting cast, the Irish bowed out of the NCAA tournament in the opening round in a 51-50 loss to Old Dominion.The loss was all the more disappointing because Notre Dame was a popular pick to make a bit of a run as Harangody got healthier.
Notre Dame finished the season 23-12, which isn’t terrible but a first round exit in the tournament in the season after they ended up in the N.I.T. is awful. Talk about a bitter disappointment for Harangody. Last season the Irish looked poised for a big year and after starting 10-2, they finished the regular season 17-13. This year, they started 12-2 and finished the regular season 21-10.
The Big East is a brutal conference, so it’s not surprising that Notre Dame took a serious tumble after great starts two years in a row. The problem is, they won’t have Harangody anymore, so how are they ever going to win games in the future?
I mean, if they weren’t going to win this year or last year, when are they going to win? I’m not a Notre Dame fan, but I’m one of the many people who put faith in them to at least perform at a level even relatively close to their potential. Naturally they screwed me over, because Notre Dame sucks at life.
Before you ask, no, I’m not bitter. Hell, I’m not even mad – I’m disappointed. And as anyone who has ever had parents will tell you, that’s much, much worse.