On Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena was the breaking down Notre Dame’s 81-70 victory against Wichita State in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals.
The Irish made 56% of their field goals and were 9-of-19 (47%) from three-point range in Notre Dame’s shooting. jackson finished with 20 points, knocking down four three-pointers and finishing at the rim and Sophomore guard Demetrius Jackson was a shooting star. Notre Dame had four players score in double figures which Senior swingman Pat Connaughton also was a force for ND, collecting 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Jackson said that the guys step up and make huge shots, we really do a great job sharing the ball, finding a great shot every possession. we want to continue doing that and continue getting better because t’s a really fun way to play when we play the game that way.
The Irish will be bidding to earn their second Final Four appearance in school history. The winner of Thursday’s late game between top-seeded Kentucky and No. 5 West Virginia will meet hird-seeded Notre Dame (32-5) advances to the regional final Saturday. The No. 7 Shockers finish their season at 30-5.
WSU was denied the chance to earn the third Final Four slot in school history, the others coming in 1965 and 2013. The other came in 1978 and last made the Elite Eight in 1979.
Notre Dame: The Irish try to move on to their first Final Four since 1978, when they lost to Duke in the national semifinals.