Cormac Ryan referred to as this run a dream. Friday was near a fantasy.
The junior guard from Manhattan shot Eleventh-seeded Notre Dame into the second spherical with a career-high 29 factors, keying the Irish’s 78-64 commanding upset of No. 6 Alabama at Viejas Enviornment in San Diego.
A query mark to even attain the event, Notre Dame is now 40 minutes from an unlikely Candy 16. No. 3 Texas Tech is standing in its manner.
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Ryan got here up huge within the dramatic First Four, double-overtime win at Rutgers, scoring 16 factors and arising with a clutch steal within the first extra time. He was even higher on this win. The 6-foot-5 Ryan scored 11 of his group’s first 15 factors and hit seven of 9 3-point pictures. He additionally had 5 rebounds.
Alabama suffered a crushing loss very early within the recreation when level guard Jahvon Quinerly, its second-leading scorer and prime distributor, suffered a left knee damage. The Hackensack, N.J., native was later seen on crutches and didn’t return.