new irish eyes

Went down to South Bend where the Irish scored a big win over Georgetown to open Big East play. The conference is so stacked though it seems like you have to face a top ten team every other game to get through that gantlet.

One of the Irish’s stars is Ben Hansbrough, the younger version of his brother and former Tar Heel Tyler Hansbrough. He bears quite a close resemblance and plays with just as much emotion, so much so that I found myself looking for him for a reaction between baskets several times in the final minutes of a close game. Just like Tyler, his facial expressions can tell the whole story sometimes.

(Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

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