Notre Dame fans react to Irish loss to Texas Tech
SOUTH BEND, Ind., --The Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team faced off against Texas Tech in a “winnable” game. The game was back and forth throughout the night until the Red Raiders’ Kevin Mccullar slammed it home and slammed the door on the Irish season.
Notre Dame lost the game 59-53.
Although, it’s a somber morning for Notre Dame fans as the Irish ended their fight in the tournament last night.
Some fans argue that this game had missed opportunities but are hopeful for the future.
Fans like Parker Finnigan and Mike Franz, believe that this game should have been a win.
“We need to be able to drive more… we need to utilize the juniors and seniors more,” Finnigan said. “They actually had this game within their reach. It was just wasn’t to be. It’s kind of a shame had we done a lot of free-throw shooting in bed play at the very end, we could’ve easily won,” said Franz.
In true Midwestern fashion, these fans were disappointed by the loss but thankful for the opportunity.
Head coach, Mike Brey said the team had their chance, and he's proud of what they pulled off this year in the tourney. Fans are looking forward to what Brey and his team have in store for next year.
“Hopefully they get back to the tournament next year with some freshmen coming in depending on who all can come back,” said Franz.
“With Wesley being a freshman, I hope he comes back. I hope a couple players come back and it’s gonna be fun,” said Finnigan.
With the Notre Dame men’s team out, fans are still rooting for the Irish as the women get ready to hit the hardwood again Monday night.
“The ND girls are still looking pretty good. They have the chance to win the whole thing,” said Finnigan.
Purdue is the only school still representing the Hoosier state in the men’s tournament which has many Irish faithfuls now supporting the Boilermakers.