Notre Dame escapes Princeton to avoid NCAA tournament 5-12 upset

Paola Ditto
Marzo 17, 2017

The Blue Raiders stunned Michigan State a year ago as a No. 15 seed.

The ankle? Feels great.

Here are the March Madness matchups, schedule and channels from NCAA. "Let's get it to one and done and get on down the floor and make them play us". The ACC's double-double scourge wasn't at his best. "You know what? He's a warrior, man. This time of year, you're playing on adrenaline, anyways". Weisz leads in rebounds with 5.4 and in assists with 4.2 and in steals with 1.6 per game. "That's part of the game". "The object of the game is to win, and we did that". Even as Notre Dame began to try and play quicker throughout the game, the Tigers were able to keep up offensively, never letting the Notre Dame lead stretch all that much. Post players get to the line. They're a gifted offensive team. Late in the half, Colson got the ball to the right of the lane. Cannady's Tigers led for all of 17 seconds all day, but they proved particularly tough to put away. Princeton called a timeout, setting up a crucial stretch where the Irish were presented an opportunity to take a commanding lead.

Senior forward Pete Miller, who had four points and three rebounds on Thursday, spoke of putting the finishing touches on a senior thesis in economics that delves into the student-loan default rates at for-profit universities.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -Basketball, it's been said, is a make-or-miss game. The Irish hung on.

The fifth-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a more powerful team from the best conference in the country, were on defence and on the ropes, clinging to a one-point lead with three seconds to play.

Sophomore guard Devin Cannady (13.7 ppg) leads the team in scoring.

"It was in the air a long time to me", Colson said with a smile in the victorious locker room. "I was just watching it, I was like 'Miss, miss, miss'". Miss!' It was like a movie, kind of. "So for us to get a win, it's a huge relief". They contested every shot that Cannady (a 42 percent three-point shooter) took from the perimeter and limited Myles Stephens to just 3-of-12 shooting. The difference that night? "We brought more toughness late in the second half".

"We're thrilled to survive", Brey said.

It's Princeton's 25th NCAA Tournament and first since 2011 as the Tigers went 14-0 during the Ivy League regular season and swept through the two-round inaugural Ivy League Tournament, beating Yale 71-59 in Sunday's final. We were really poised.

Notre Dame should be in confident mood; they are the only team to reach the Elite Eight of the last two March Madness tournaments, and they will not be fazed the challenge ahead of them. They had only six turnovers, the ninth straight game in which they've had fewer than 10.

Christie's son Andrew graduated from Princeton past year and played for its baseball team. And not just me. We've got your back.

Notre Dame's high-powered offense appears to now be paired with a peaking defense entering the NCAA Tournament.

Following a Matt Farrell miss, Princeton grabbed the rebounds and had a chance at the last shot down three with 19.7 seconds remaining.

After it ended Brey said this to his team: "Defense did it. Defense did it". "He's too pretty, so we can't stitch him". "But we were just throwing that darn thing on in there today". And if you were a member of the Princeton Tigers, that one-or-the-other reality hit you in the pit of the stomach with the cruellest of force on Thursday afternoon. 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.

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