After a 1-for-10 start, Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson scores 10 points in the final 3 1/2 minutes to lead the Irish past Wisconsin and into the Elite Eight.
That epic finish earned him praised, and then the reality that he’ll have to deal with a UNC backcourt, that’s finding their rhythm at the right time.
The last time the two programs locked-horns, Paige went 5 for 9 from the floor and 4 of 7 from 3-point range to help his UNC blast Notre Dame — 78-47 in an ACC tournament semifinal at Verizon Center.
After leading the Irish to another Elite 8 — I had the opportunity to ask the future NBA point guard about his matchup with Paige and Joel Berry II on Sunday night.
Jackson, a junior, guard averaged 14.5 ppg, on 55.6 FG% and 2.0 assist per game so far in NCAA tournament, but his most important job on Sunday night will be slowing down Paige and the Heels.