Carleton Scott

Ben Hansbrough #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drives to the basket against Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

No. 4 Fighting Irish Roll Into Big East Semifinals

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.



No. 8 Notre Dame Holds On To Beat No. 16 UConn 70-67

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.