10:16 PM ET, March 16, 2012
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tu Holloway kept attacking the paint and knocking down tough shots for Xavier throughout the second half. It's no surprise the senior guard came through with the basket to help the Musketeers advance in the NCAA tournament.Holloway banked in the go-ahead shot over Jack Cooley with 21.3 seconds left, helping Xavier rally to beat Notre Dame 67-63 on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.Holloway finished with 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, including a flurry that helped the 10th-seeded Musketeers (22-12) rally from 10 down in the second half against the seventh-seeded Fighting Irish (22-12).
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NCAA Mens Tournament
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16: Tu Holloway #52 of the Xavier Musketeers drives on Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame...(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-44 (.500)||25-49 (.510)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-10 (.500)||9-21 (.429)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-27 (.667)||4-9 (.444)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
|» Mar 16, 2012||XAV 67, @ND 63||Recap|
NEXT LEVEL: Tu Holloway scored a game-high 25 points Friday and was effective on possessions when Xavier did not complete a pass. He was involved in eight possessions when he was the sole ball handler against Notre Dame, making 3 of his 5 field goals and scoring nine points. In Xavier's second round loss to Marquette in 2011 Holloway was 0-for-4 with 0 points and four turnovers in single-player possessions.
NEXT LEVEL: Tu Holloway was effective in the paint on Friday, scoring 14 of his game-high 25 points against Notre Dame. In Xavier's second-round loss to Marquette in the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, Holloway attempted just one of his eight field goals from inside the paint.[+]
Tu Holloway Paint Shooting
NEXT LEVEL: Xavier outscored Notre Dame by 15 points in transition on Friday and the Musketeers were outstanding with their early offense, shooting over 50 percent on possessions when they completed three or fewer passes.[+]
Possessions with 3 or fewer passes
Notre Dame assisted on 76 percent of its field goals Friday against Xavier. It was the first time this season that Notre Dame has lost when assisting on at least 60 percent of its field goals (previously 19-0).
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