After a disappointing first-round exit from last year’s tournament, West Virginia is moving on to the Sweet Sixteen. The Mountaineers frustrated the Fighting Irish with their press defense and shut down every possible Notre Dame run with timely shooting. West Virginia will face Gonzaga or Northwestern next round.
Player of the Game
- West Virginia’s Jevon Carter led all players with 24 points and shot 8-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. The 24 points matched Carter’s season-high.
- West Virginia shot 50.0 percent from the field and held Notre Dame to 40.7 percent shooting.
- The Mountaineers forced 14 turnovers.
- West Virginia outrebounded Notre Dame, 34-28, with a 10-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
- Notre Dame was a perfect 17-of-17 at the free-throw line; West Virginia, meanwhile, converted 21 of its 26 free-throw attempts.
- Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish with 27 points and eight rebounds.
- West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. scored 18 points on just eight shots; he was 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 at the free-throw line.
- After a 3-pointer by Matt Ryan pulled the Fighting Irish to within six points, Carter answered with a 3-pointer to put the Mountaineers back up by nine with 2:40 remaining.
- West Virginia vs. TBD