Sports Men's Basketball: Princeton Falls to Notre Dame

  • Sports Men's Basketball: Princeton Falls to Notre Dame

Sports Men's Basketball: Princeton Falls to Notre Dame

Notre Dame led for almost the entire game but didn't close out the victory until the final seconds.

Photo Caption #1: Notre Dame Austin Torres, right, defends Princeton guard Myles Stephens, left, during the first half of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y.

"Big lights, big games, big crowds from different schools - it's another environment", he said. 1 on 0 is the best number, and we are generally pretty good at those. "At the end we started to get back to our old ways" Cook noted. It should be, especially against a team like Princeton, which plays an offense Notre Dame has seen. "I think they're 8 for 31". Steve Vasturia had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Musketeers move on in the West region, marking the third straight year they have advanced to the second round.

"They don't let us pick", said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins.

"[We have to] knock down more shots, continue to be aggressive", Vasturia said. "You were kind of talking about guys who were really, really good with the ball, and not that he's not good with the ball, but he can play off the ball as well as he can play on the ball, which I think those other guys kind of grew up with the ball in their hands and really play with the ball in their hands".

"We've had great games with West Virginia".

Beachem went 1-for-9 Thursday and missed a couple of good looks in the second half on drives to the basket. This created an early mismatch for the Tigers, who looked out-of-character in the beginning of the game having to deal with a combination of Bonzie Colson down low and Matt Farrell on the perimeter. The Wildcats boast senior shooting guard Josh Hart (18.9 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game), sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson (14.8 points per game, 4.2 assists per game) and senior small forward Kris Jenkins (13.4 points per game) who beat North Carolina for the title last season with his buzzer-beating 3-pointer. His decision to take the jump shot was curious.

Gonzaga 66, South Dakota State 46: Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away from South Dakota State in Salt Lake City and avoid the first 1 vs. 16 upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

"I feel we can get them on the glass and outrebound them, like we did [to Bucknell] the other day", Macon added. That said, Notre Dame still did the most important thing they had to do on Thursday. Win. And we got - this team has been punched in the face a little bit throughout the course of the season, but they always respond.

Phillip put the game on ice by making six consecutive free throws inside of a minute to play to boost the Mountaineers' record to 27-8.

The Irish treated this final, fateful defensive possession like any that had come before it. Coach Mike Brey stood stoic on the sideline, as if this was a November blowout and not the most important game of the year. "That shouldn't happen, the law of averages", Brey said. New England. And he's part of a suddenly and surprisingly small number of Division I players born or raised in this typical regional hotbed for roundballers, the Wall Street Journal reports. I think that's what V.J.'s made great growth. Now the fifth-seeded Irish - and for that matter, No. 4 seed West Virginia - can matchup on even ground without the sometimes-crushing mentality trying not to lose. That shouldn't happen. (It's) the law of averages, but we've been in so many of them, we really believe ... well, that's what we did previous year.