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Sunday, December 31, 2006

On to Notre Dame....

We need another strong performance on perimeter defense to beat the Irish. They are largely a one-trick pony and will probably be without one of their strongest horses.

Notre Dame's McAlarney suspended after arrest

Notre Dame (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today; No. 19 AP) suspended starting guard Kyle McAlarney indefinitely after he was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. McAlarney, who had been averaging 10.3 points a game, did not play Saturday in Notre Dame's 95-66 victory over Stony Brook. "He made a grave mistake, he knows it, we've discussed it, he's handled it like a man, he will take his medicine like a man," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after the game.

McAlarney is a fantastic shooter as the IPB can attest to and his loss will be huge for the Irish. As I posted earlier, he was a major target for JTIII and I've been pissed that we missed out on him. Against Maryland, McAlarney shot 4-6 from three; against Alabama he was 4-6; and in his last game against Rider he was 7-9. We will be very luck if he does not suit up against the Hoyas.

1 comment:

IPB said...

Agreed...we will be incredibly fortunate if this guy is forced to sit out the Georgetown game.

Against Marlyand, there were three ND players who shot lights out from beyond the arc. This kid was one of them.

Part of me would like to play ND at full strength, however, so that we can really start gauging how good our team is.