Notre Dame seeks spot in Sweet 16

Notre Dame seeks spot in Sweet 16


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notre dame fighting irish logoNotre Dame will try to become the second school from Indiana to make the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 when it takes on Stephen F. Austin at 2:40 this afternoon. The game can be seen on CBS.

The Fighting Irish (22-11), a No. 6 seed, overcame a 14-point deficit to beat 11th-seed Michigan, 70-63, Friday night in an East Region game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

A No. 14 seed, Stephen F. Austin (28-5) upset 3rd-seed West Virginia, 70-56, Friday, the Lumberjacks’ 21st consecutive win.

Notre Dame will try to join Indiana University in the Sweet 16. The 5th-seed Hoosiers (26-7) defeated Kentucky, 73-67, Saturday in a second-round game at Des Moines, Iowa.

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Indiana will play No. 1 seed North Carolina Friday in an East Region semifinal game in Philadelphia. The time will be announced by the NCAA. The Tar Heels (30-6) beat Providence, 85-66, Saturday to earn a trip to Philadelphia. Game story by Aaron Beard, AP Basketball Writer


Read a preview of the Notre Dame-Stephen F. Austin game by AP College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo


Learn more about the North Carolina Tar Heels


Sunday’s games

Villanova 87, Iowa 68

Notre Dame 76, Stephen F. Austin 75

Oklahoma 85, VCU 81

Syracuse 75, Middle Tennessee State 50

Maryland 73, Hawaii 60

Northern Iowa 92, Texas A&M 88 (2 OT)

Wisconsin 66, Xavier 63

Oregon 69, Saint Joseph’s 64

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