T.J. Gibbs is confident he'll get back in a groove

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Notre Dame Men's basketball team lost its first game of the season last night to Radford 63-60.

But no one is taking the loss harder than Irish captain T.J. Gibbs Jr.

Gibbs had a chance to send the game into overtime with a game-tying three pointer but air balled and he was nothing short of disappointed.

"He just takes it so hard," Irish head coach Mike Brey said. "He and Rex [Pflueger], they put so much pressure on themselves and you love that about them but I mean they are just going to have to bounce back tomorrow and see if we can get a good practice going."

But perhaps the main reason behind Gibbs's frustration is the funk he's been in the first three games of the season. He has shot just 30 percent from the field but he is confident he will piece it together.

"The tables are going to have to turn sometime," Gibbs said. "I have confidence in myself. I know my team has confidence in me and I'm going to keep shooting the same shots. I know that one day I'm going to find my rhythm. I just have to keep doing what I do."

Gibbs and Notre Dame's next opponent is the College of William and Mary. Tip off is Saturday at noon at Purcell Pavilion.