Notre Dame and Louisville Thriller Ends in 5 OTs
This game was one of the great basketball games of the season so far and has me salivating and excited about March. In the longest game since the six overtime thriller between Syracuse and UCONN, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish outlasted the Louisville Cardinals in 5 overtimes 104-101.
It seemed all was lost for The Fighting Irish who found themselves down with less than a minute when Irish Guard Jerian Grant pulled out his inner Reggie Miller and hit 3 three pointers and a three point play that sent the game into overtime tied 60-60.
All 5 overtime neither team wanted to relinquish the win. Shot after shot, foul after foul. The teams spread thin. But none of that seemed to bother them. Louisville guard Russ Smith had a chance to win the game after the first overtime but took a questionable shot and left his team no time for a rebound.
Overtime game ball has to go to Irish big man Garrick Sherman who went 7-10 from the field with 17 points and his tip in sent the game into the 5th and final overtime.
This will go down as the game of the season and I hope ESPN replays it in the middle of the night. Who says we have to wait until March to get some Madness?