Saturday gave us one of the wildest finishes in the history of one of the fiercest rivalries in college basketball. Army was down 54-29 with just under 12 minutes left in their visit to Navy. As head coach Jimmy Allen put it, “we were getting our butts spanked.” Navy had run away after leading by nine at the half, and Army had no answers. That’s when Allen made a move that, throughout his career, he’s been steadfastly opposed to. “I called timeout, and one of my assistants says, ‘Maybe we should just try zone for a couple possessions,'” Allen said. “We never practice playing zone. We’ve spent maybe five minutes in practice on it and played maybe10 possessions of zone all year. We had taken 13
RALEIGH, N.C. — The last time Notre Dame was in the state of North Carolina, the Fighting Irish were heading home with four straight losses. This time they’re leaving with momentum and a solid chance to secure a double-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. V.J. Beachem scored 27 points and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 81-72 on Saturday, giving the Fighting Irish their fourth straight win to keep them in a crowded race for the top-four finish and the bye that comes with it next month in Brooklyn. Compare that to two weeks earlier, when the Irish lost 83-76 to North Carolina in Greensboro for their fourth straight loss.
Originally posted on Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics | Last updated 2/18/17 Head coach Janet Carl and senior Tara Liebert preview the Bearcats' 2017 spring season.