Louisville at Notre Dame

The Game of the Weekend


NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Notre DameThe final score was 104-101, but that’s all it was is a score.  It took 5 overtimes to bring a conclusion to the game between Louisville and Notre Dame.

At the end of regulation, the score was 60-60.  Three of the Fighting Irish starters had fouled out.  With 42 seconds left, Jerron Grant of Notre Dame scored 12 points to ruin what appeared to be a Louisville victory.

The first overtime saw Cardinals veteran guard Smith casually move the ball up court and with the attempt of a 27 foot shot secure a second overtime.  Smith’s play continued to be suspect, while his teammate Behanan along with the Fighting Irish sub Sherman continued to extend the game.  Sherman did not step on the court until overtime and became the dominant player in the game.  He had not played one minute in the last four games.

Rick Pitino, Louisville’s head coach was frantic.  Smith made questionable plays in the final seconds of regular time, and in all five overtimes, including missing a free throw when the game was in jeopardy.

The victory for the Irish, with the majority of those on the court being non-starters, was one that will be revered for decades.  Pitino’s team appeared to lack understanding of where the game was and how to secure a victory.  If they obtain a bid in March, they will very possibly be easy prey for their first round opponent.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian

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