NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame vs. West Virginia RECAP, measure and stats

The 5th-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish met a 4th-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers in a second turn of a NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 (3/18/2017). The leader advances to a Sweet 16.


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Here’s a AP recap:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 24 points, and West Virginia is headed to a Sweet 16 for a third time given 2010 following a 83-71 win over Notre Dame.

Tarik Phillip combined 12 points and Esa Ahmad had 9 rebounds for a Mountaineers (28-8), a West region’s fourth-seeded team.

Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson strike 10 of 15 shots, scored 27 points and had 8 rebounds. The fifth-seeded Fighting Irish (26-10) were stopped from creation their third uninterrupted Sweet 16 coming after entering a contest as a customarily propagandize to strech any of a past dual Elite Eight rounds.

Carter finished a diversion by bouncing a turn inexperienced atop a Fighting Irish pivotal and afterwards slamming it emphatically to a justice as a final buzzer sounded, finale a matchup of former Big East rivals.

After trailing 68-58 with usually underneath 5 mins left, a Fighting Irish done one final run, slicing a lead to 72-66 on Matt Ryan’s 3-pointer from a right dilemma with 3:06 remaining.

Carter afterwards countered on West Virginia’s subsequent possession by attack a fall-away 3-pointer from a left wing.

It’s West Virginia’s seventh berth in a turn of 16, a fourth given manager Bob Huggins took over in 2007 and initial given 2015. The Mountaineers’ run also creates adult for what happened a year ago, when they were dissapoint by 14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin in a initial round.

The Mountaineers never trailed in a diversion their smothering press and distance advantage valid too most for a Fighting Irish to counter. West Virginia forced 14 turnovers and had a 34-28 corner in rebounds.

Fighting Irish manager Mike Brey had no choice though to play by gripping Colson in after a star brazen picked adult his fourth tainted with 9:47 left and with West Virginia adult 59-47 after Miles strike both giveaway throws.

Colson delivered on Brey’s trust by holding over on offense. He scored 10 of Notre Dame’s next 14 points over a 5-minute span.

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem struggled a year after mixing for 70 points in a Fighting Irish’s run to a Elite Eight. Against West Virginia, he finished 2 of 14– including 1 of 9 in 3-point attempts — and scored 9 points. In a first-round opposite Princeton, Beachem went 1 of 9 and scored 6 points.


With Jevon Carter’s blur divided 3-point basket that put a Mountaineers adult 13-4 6:04 into a game, West Virginia upped a deteriorate sum to 2,886 points and pennyless a propagandize record set by a Jerry West-led Mountaineers in 1958-59. There’s an asterisk that goes with a record. The 1958-59 group scored 2,884 points in usually 34 games in a deteriorate that finished with a detriment to California in a inhabitant championship game. This year, a Mountaineers set a symbol in their 36th game.


“Press” Virginia took a fee on a customarily fit Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame had incited a turn over 10 times in trailing 42-35 during a half. Notre Dame had not committed double-digit turnovers in a prior 9 games given a 13-turnover tour in an 84-72 win over Florida State on Feb. 11. The Mountaineers entered a diversion heading a republic in averaging 20.4 turnovers.


The Mountaineers manager softened to 4-0 in NCAA Tournament games in Buffalo. The Mountaineers non-stop their Final Four run in Buffalo in 2010.


West Virginia advances to play leader of diversion between top-seeded Gonzaga and eighth-seeded Northwestern in third turn during San Jose, California, on Thursday.

Here’s what we need to know:

Who:  Notre Dame(26-9) vs. West Virginia (27-8)

What: NCAA Tournament, second round

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

When: 12:10 p.m.



Line: West Virginia -3

The 12 seeds had a down year in a NCAA Tournament’s opening round.

The pairing that has turn famous — or barbarous — for first-round upsets yielded usually one win for 12-seeds in 4 games on Thursday.

Since 2007, a 12s have won 50 of 152 games opposite No. 5s, with 2015 a customarily year given afterwards a 12 didn’t advance. That’s an normal of 1.5 a year.

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Middle Tennessee State was a 12 this year that pennyless adult many a bracket. The Blue Raiders kick Minnesota 81-72 to allege to a second round.

Princeton had a possibility for a 12-5 dissapoint over Notre Dame on a final possession.

After Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell missed a front finish of a 1-and-1 with a 59-58 lead, Devin Cannady missed an open 3-pointer and Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia pulled down a miscarry and was fouled.

“We gave everybody a show, right?” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. “We escaped. We’ve been in a lot of games like that where diversion situations need a large defensive stop. We’ve been there. I’m unapproachable we’re still alive.”

In a prior 5 years, half of a 12 seeds (10 of 20) have bounced No. 5 seeds.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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