On Monday, as the Nets hosted their final workout prior to Thursday’s NBA draft, two rivals found themselves battling once again, this time for attention from the handful of scouts and Nets brass watching their every move.
The second week of the NCAA tournament will be sprinkled with the typical blend of favorites and underdogs, the familiar and the obscure, with a notable lack of Big East flavor in that mix.
Preston Knowles, despite playing the final 10 minutes of regulation and overtime with four fouls, scored 20 points to lead No. 14 Louisville to an 83-77 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame on Friday night.
Fourth-ranked Notre Dame dismantled one of the nation’s best defenses Thursday night in an 89-51 quarterfinal rout of No. 25 Cincinnati in the Big East tournament.
Ben Hansbrough scored 21 points despite fouling out with over 8 minutes left and No. 8 Notre Dame held off Kemba Walker and No. 16 Connecticut 70-67 on Saturday.
Eight days after a 15-point loss at Notre Dame, St. John’s beat the Irish 72-54 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.