Boxscore
Xavier 67, Notre Dame 63
Friday, March 16, 2012 9:45 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - Gregory Nixon, Lamont Simpson, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 16523

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Xavier 31 36 67
Notre Dame 33 30 63

Recap


Xavier 67, Notre Dame 63: Tu Holloway scored 25 points, including a running bank shot with 21.3 seconds left, to lift the Musketeers to a thrilling victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Tenth-seeded Xavier (22-12) will face No. 15 seed Lehigh, a surprise winner over No. 2 Duke, in Sunday's third round of the South Regional.

Jerian Grant's 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining put the Fighting Irish (22-12) in front by three, but after a layup by Xavier's Mark Lyons cut the deficit to one, Notre Dame's Eric Atkins threw the ball away, setting the stage for Holloway's heroics.

Atkins had a chance to tie the game with a pair of free throws in the final seconds, but Grant was called for a lane violation on the first foul shot.

Holloway scored 17 points in the second half for the Musketeers, who trailed by 10 with 12:20 left before scoring nine consecutive points to get back within range.

Xavier was 18 of 27 from the foul line, while the Fighting Irish were only 4 for 9.

Dezmine Wells added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Xavier while Notre Dame was led by Jack Cooley, who scored 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Xavier rallied from a double-digit deficit to win for the sixth time this season. ... Notre Dame finished with 19 assists on 25 field goals. ... The Fighting Irish hit 9 of 21 3-pointers, while the Musketeers were 5 for 10. ... The two schools had not met since the 2001 NCAA tournament, when Notre Dame earned an 83-71 victory in the first round.

Xavier Musketeers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tu Holloway 36:00 10-15 2-4 3-4 0 2 2 2 2 1 5 1 25
Kenny Frease 26:00 4-8 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 10
Mark Lyons 38:00 3-9 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 6 3 3 4 0 8
Andre Walker 31:00 1-1 0-0 6-10 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 0 8
Dezmine Wells 39:00 3-6 1-2 7-11 3 8 11 1 1 1 0 0 14
Jeff Robinson 21:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 2
Travis Taylor 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dee Davis 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Brad Redford 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-44 5-10 18-27 8 19 27 11 14 6 10 1 67
  50.0% 50.0% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eric Atkins 29:00 2-7 2-4 1-2 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 0 7
Pat Connaughton 34:00 4-7 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 10
Jack Cooley 31:00 8-8 0-0 2-6 2 5 7 0 2 1 1 1 18
Jerian Grant 40:00 4-13 3-6 0-0 1 2 3 7 1 1 2 0 11
Scott Martin 40:00 4-9 2-5 1-1 1 6 7 3 5 0 2 0 11
Alex Dragicevich 17:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2
Tom Knight 9:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
Joey Brooks 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-49 9-21 4-9 6 15 21 19 16 6 11 1 63
  51.0% 42.9% 44.4% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 11
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