The Fighting Irish avoided the dreaded upset from a 12th seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and the West Region's fifth-seeded Fighting Irish avoided a meltdown in the final two minutes to hang on for a 60-58 win over the Princeton Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
After Notre Dame's Matt Farrell missed the front end of a one-and-one with a 59-58 lead, Princeton had a chance to win on its final possession. Devin Cannady missed an open 3-pointer , and Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia pulled down the rebound and was fouled.
"We gave everybody a show, right?" Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. "We escaped....