With one minute to go, Notre Dame fans exited the stands and the Irish fell to the Louisville Cardinals. However, Jerian Grant had other plans.
With the Irish trailing by 7 points, Jerian Grant scored 12 points in 45 seconds. Grant had only scored 6 points up until that point. His “And 1″ with about 12 seconds remaining tied the game at 60-60. Amazing, Grant was still the leading scorer with 19 points at the end of the game despite following in the first overtime.
In overtime, Gerrick Sherman, who had not even played up until that point, made his mark on the game. He added 17 points off the bench and was the main source of scoring for the Fighting Irish in all five overtimes.
Also, of note was the shot by Freshman Cameron Biedscheid to force a 3rd overtime. The Freshman had 14 points in the Irish victory.
The basketball game was the longest in Notre Dame’s storied history. It was also the longest Big East regular season game. It could not be more fitting for a Notre Dame-Louisville match up.
The Fighting Irish moves on to play DePaul on Wednesday at the Purcell Pavilion at 7:00 p.m.