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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 2 & 3 - Session 3: Notre Dame vs. Butler & Villanova vs. North Carolina State Recap

When Notre Dame and Butler met in a 6 seed vs 3 seed match up the game was so entertaining they decided to play an overtime session to give the fans more. It was a closely contested game throughout. Butler got 23 points from Woosevelt Jones and 20 from Andrew Chrabascz. No other Bulldog was in double figures. The Irish got 20 from Steve Vasturia. In the 8 - 1 game NC State was trying to pull off the upset vs Villanova. Trevor Lacey had 17 points as the high man for the Wolfpack, while Nova was led by 27 from Darrun Hilliard.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 2 & 3 - Session 1: Notre Dame vs. Northeastern & Butler vs. Texas Recap

Notre Dame took on Northeastern on Thursday. This was a game of two squads who both are known to play defense and be very efficient on offense. Notre Dame on paper is much more talented than Northeastern, but the Huskies would battle the whole game. The game in the first half was back and forth, and eventually the Fighting Irish would take the lead by 4 into halftime. Northeastern would not stop battling and pushed Notre Dame to the limit. Zach Auguste would be the key factor for Notre Dame putting up 25 points and would lead the Irish down the stretch and give them a 4 point victory and move onto the next round.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 2 & 3 - All Sessions: Notre Dame vs. Northeastern & Butler vs. Texas AND Villanova vs. Lafayette & North Carolina State vs. LSU Recap

On March 19th, 2015 NCAA Men's BasketBall Tournament wound up rounds two and three as follows: Notre Dame against Northeastern, Butler playing against Texas, Villanova vs. Lafayette,and North Carolina State vs. LSU. The morning's affairs were an eye-opener with Notre-Dame maintaining its winning-streak, only this time by a very slim margin against North-Eastern. Most likely because the game was not on the home-turf this time; and the team may have been a little tired due to being first on schedule after having arrived yesterday and having a little bit of jet-lag. Notri-Dame's star player however saved the game after a time-out after fast action down the court making a winning basket and breaking a tie dispite careful planning on the part of North-Eastern during a time-out. The remaining three games will be played this afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Finals will then begin on Monday 9:00 a.m. followed by a break for lunch at noon, and the NCAA Tournament will then end at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
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