Notre Dame Vs. USF Final Score: Irish Win Slobberknocker In Overtime, 57-53

Notre Dame's 57-53 win over USF in overtime was anything but pretty. But it got the Irish to their third consecutive Big East Tournament semifinal.


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Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton had 12 points each for the Irish, and Scott Martin added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Notre Dame will move on to a semifinal matchup with Louisville, which upset second-seeded Marquette earlier in the day at Madison Square Garden.

USF got 16 points from Victor Rudd Jr. and 13 from Anthony Collins, but Collins and Jawanza Poland combined for a number of late-game miscues that left the Bulls on the outside looking in of the Big East Tournament semis. The Bulls will have a good chance at an at-large NCAA Tournament berth, but could have used a win over Notre Dame to solidify their chances.

For more on the two teams, check out Notre Dame blog One Foot Down and USF blog Voodoo Five. For more on the 2012 Big East Tournament, visit Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York.

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