Notre Dame preps for Princeton - ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 7:57
- While the NCAA second-round press conferences were going on Friday at the KeyBank Center here, a basketball coach sat miles away in an office.
The Tigers, seeded 12th in the West Region, beat Notre Dame in their last meeting.
He was asked because he's uniquely qualified. In the lead-up to the game, Tigers coach Mitch Henderson spoke of waking up Wednesday morning to see half his team holed up in a makeshift study hall at the team hotel by 8 a.m.
Picking the victor, he said, is a tough call, and it's hard to disagree. Devin Cannady missed an open 3-point basket. Notre Dame, the fifth seed in the West, appeared poised to advance in tame fashion, seizing an 11-point lead early in the second half.
So we're splitting hairs here.
Notre Dame was led by its star, Bonzie Colson, who had 18 points, while guard Matt Farrell chipped in with 16 points.
Matt Farrell added 16 points and four assists for the Irish but made some uncharacteristic mistakes down the stretch.
"Our main priority is to be great receivers of the ball", said sophomore Rex Pflueger, who will join Farrell and Steve Vasturia as Notre Dame's primary ball handlers against the Mountaineers. "We just stole wins to get to the Elite Eight". Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. I think we're 18-3 in our last 21 overtime games.
If they don't, WVU could be in trouble.
The Irish, who started the season for the first time ever No. 1, were dominated at home by top-ranked CT 72-61 in early December, were beaten at North Carolina State 70-62 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener later that month and lost 71-69 at Tennessee in mid-January.
"If you blow this one, you're not going to have another chance", Adrian said.
Notre Dame says playing Florida State was good preparation for the Mountaineers. "Notre Dame doesn't have that".
A year ago, the Irish were in a similarly tough position, trailing 14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin by a point with 20 seconds remaining. Virginia's wildcard entered in the form of Shayok, however, scoring a career-high 23 points off the bench, including what essentially amounted to the game-sealing bucket. "He's undersized, but can step out and hit it". Elijah Macon, Esa Ahmad and Lamont West all played well in the paint in the opener, and Philip was able to drive to the hoop all game.
"Yes sir", Macon said Friday before assessing the task. You have to shut down on defense. While this shot missed, Pete Miller cut through the defense and tipped it in, bringing the game to within one. VJ Beachem shot 1-of-9 with 2 points. We understand it's not going to be easy, we're going to have to fight through adversity, but I think we have a coaching staff and the experience that can help us get there.
"If you look at our pace, we have been kind of a situational running team", Brey said.
He didn't seem rattled and asked a team official to take a picture of the stitches that made him look more like a hockey player than a kid in the middle of March Madness.
"They try to spread the floor a lot", said WVU junior forward Elijah Macon.
While WVU was picked to finish second in the Big 12, Notre Dame was picked to finish seventh in the ACC this past preseason. "Right now, this one hurts". "If we keep playing consistent on the offensive and the defensive end, . we can be trouble".