What Happened Last Night: Notre Dame Stuns Louisville In Five Overtimes, Dallas Drops Golden State
Saturday was a pretty slow night in the sports world. Luckily, it was buoyed by an ultra-rare FIVE OVERTIME game between Notre Dame and Louisville! What?! Yes, that’s FIVE overtimes. Crazy. Oh, also, the Mavericks and Warriors played. Let’s get into it.
No. 25 Notre Dame needs all five overtimes to take down no. 11 Louisville
Notre Dame upset Louisville 104-101 in five overtimes to set a new Big 10 record for longest game in conference history.
Louisville actually had a chance to extend the game to a sixth overtime, but Russ Smith missed a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the game as Notre Dame fans rushed the court.
Notre Dame had six players in double figures, led by Pat Connaughton with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists. Louisville was led by Chane Behanan with 30 points and 15 rebounds.
Dallas takes down Golden State to continue each team’s recent trends
The Mavericks easily dismissed the visiting Warriors 116-91 Saturday night, continuing streaks for both teams. The win is Dallas’ third in four games as they try to climb back to .500, and the loss is Golden State’s fourth in a row as they sit in sixth place in the Western Conference.
Dallas jumped out to a 14-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, pushing the lead to 26 by halftime. The Mavericks were led by Shawn Marion with 26 points and 11 rebounds, O.J. Mayo with 19 points and nine assists, and Darren Collison with 18 points and eight assists.
No one on Golden State played particularly well as the team combined to shoot .382 from the field and not one player had over ten rebounds or assists. Stephen Curry led the team with 18 points, but on 8-23 shooting.
All statistics via ESPN