Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact.
The Irish blitzed the Shockers in the second half of a surprisingly easy 81-70 victory Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s calls to his mother Betty during the season focused little on her son’s well-being and more on the state of his team.
Zach Auguste scored 25 points.
The field for the 2015 NCAA Tournament is set, with Kentucky, Villanova, Duke and Wisconsin getting the No. 1 seeds.
Jerian Grant had 24 points.
Notre Dame already gave one big lead away at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and just about did it again.
Steve Vasturia hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 6:13 left, and No. 11 Notre Dame overcame a blown 20-point lead to hold off Miami.
Jerian Grant had 19 points and eight assists, while Zach Auguste added 19 points.
Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points, and No. 12 Notre Dame made its final seven shots to pull away for a victory.
B.J. Johnson scored 19 points, and Rakeem Christmas added 14 despite being in foul trouble.
Bonzie Colson came off the bench to score 16 points with six rebounds in 15 minutes, leading No. 10 Notre Dame to an 87-70 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
Jerian Grant had 24 points and 10 assists to pace No. 10 Notre Dame.
Jerian Grant added another chapter to his family’s history at Clemson. Not exactly the kind the Tigers were accustomed to, either.
Justise Winslow had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke used a huge early run to rout No. 10 Notre Dame 90-60 on Saturday.
Jerian Grant and Steve Vasturia scored 17 points apiece.
Pittsburgh guard James Robinson hit a runner with 12 seconds remaining to give the Panthers the lead for good.
Notre Dame made a statement with its win over fourth-ranked Duke.
Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.
Jerian Grant led the way with 25 points.