Fighting Irish Thomas went two for two Thursday, for not only did FIT candidate Mike Huckabee score a huge victory over Mitt Romney in Iowa, but Mike Brey's Irish basketball team defeated West Virginia 69-56 in South Bend.
Luke Harangody led the Irish with a career high 29 points (as well as a team high 16 boards) to help secure Notre Dame's (11-2) 29th straight home win. West Virginia, perhaps still hung over from its stunning Fiesta Bowl football triumph, made on 22 of 69 shots (5 of 25 from 3-point land) while the Irish (24-50) connected on nearly 50 percent. "We felt like this was a statement win," added Irish guard Tory Jackson, who chipped in with 12 points, including two key 3-pointers in the 2nd half to help the Irish pull away.
The Irish go for 30 home wins in a row Saturday against UConn, and rumor has it that Fighting Irish Thomas, as well as "Wayward Son" John may be in attendance. Stay tuned!