Southern Indiana is the latest non-conference opponent for Notre Dame

SOUTH SLIDING Three quick thoughts and other news and notes and anecdotes from Wednesday’s men’s college basketball game between Southern Indiana and Notre Dame, won by the Irish 82-70 by 4,433 at the Purcell Pavilion…

∎ It’s often hard to tell when he’s not salty, but Notre Dame assistant head coach Anthony Solomon wasn’t in the best of spirits after the first two games.

Too much leakage on the defensive end for his liking. Solomon returned for his third stint as Irish assistant last year and was tasked with pushing the Irish to do better in that regard. They were good enough to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2017. In the first two games of this year, it was as if Notre Dame had forgotten the principles the guy they call “Slo” preached last season.