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Notre Dame beats Wisconsin in wild finish to advance to Elite Eight
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Notre Dame beats Wisconsin in wild finish to advance to Elite Eight
Saturday March 26th, 2016

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The No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are headed to the Elite Eight after a thrilling 61–56 win over No. 7 Wisconsin.

Down 56–55 with just under 15 seconds to play, Demetrius Jackson stripped Nigel Hayes, and scored on a layup to put Notre Dame out in front 57–56.

After Bronson Koenig drove down and missed a layup thanks to some staunch defense, the Irish went ahead 59–57 on a pair of V.J. Beachem free throws. As Wisconsin tried for a final shot to tie the game, Jackson came up with another steal.

Notre Dame will play North Carolina in the Elite Eight on Sunday.

– Kenny Ducey

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