Notre Dame tops Butler 67-64 in overtime for Sweet 16 berth

Mar 21, 2015 11:38 PM by Ross Field

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Notre Dame survived Butler's March magic.

Jerian Grant scored 16 points, including the clinching layup with 18 seconds left in overtime, and the third-seeded Irish edged the Bulldogs 67-64 on Saturday night.

Notre Dame (31-5) moved on to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 and will play Kansas or Wichita State in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday in Cleveland.

Steve Vasturia led Notre Dame with 20 points. Demetrius Jackson added 13 points, and Zach Auguste had seven points and 13 rebounds for the Irish, which beat the Bulldogs for the first time in 26 years.

Roosevelt Jones played through an injured left knee while scoring 23 points for Butler (23-11), but another this NCAA run ended abruptly in the extra session.

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