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Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jevon Carter scored 24 points, and West Virginia is headed to the Sweet 16 for the third time since 2010 following a 83-71 win over Notre Dame.

Tarik Phillip added 12 points and Esa Ahmad had nine rebounds for the Mountaineers (28-8), the West region's fourth-seeded team.

Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson hit 10 of 15 shots, scored 27 points and had eight rebounds. The fifth-seeded Fighting Irish (26-10) were stopped from making their third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance after entering the tournament as the only school to reach each of the past two Elite Eight rounds.

Carter ended the game by bouncing the ball untouched atop the Fighting Irish key and then slamming it emphatically to the court as the final buzzer sounded, ending a matchup of former Big East rivals.

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Key Players
M. Farrell
J. Carter
31.7 Min. Per Game 31.7
13.0 Pts. Per Game 13.0
3.9 Ast. Per Game 3.9
5.0 Reb. Per Game 5.0
44.8 Field Goal % 44.3
42.0 Three Point % 38.6
79.4 Free Throw % 76.5
  Defensive rebound by Jevon Carter 19.0
  Rex Pflueger missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Matt Ryan 29.0
  Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad 38.0
  V.J. Beachem missed 3-pt. jump shot 40.0
+ 2 Daxter Miles Jr. made dunk, assist by Esa Ahmad 49.0
+ 1 Matt Ryan made 2nd of 2 free throws 56.0
+ 1 Matt Ryan made 1st of 2 free throws 56.0
  Shooting foul on Jevon Carter 56.0
Points 71 83
Field Goals 22-54 (40.7%) 27-54 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 10-28 (35.7%) 8-14 (57.1%)
Free Throws 17-17 (100.0%) 21-26 (80.8%)
Total Rebounds 28 34
Offensive 3 7
Defensive 19 24
Team 6 3
Assists 12 16
Steals 6 6
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 13 12
Fouls 21 18
Technicals 1 0
35
B. Colson F
27 PTS, 8 REB
2
J. Carter G
24 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
12T
5 Notre Dame 26-10 353671
4 West Virginia 28-8424183
Team Stats
14 Notre Dame 26-10 77.3 PPG 36.8 RPG 15.7 APG
13 West Virginia 28-8 81.5 PPG 40.2 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
35
B. Colson F 17.8 PPG 10.1 RPG 1.6 APG 52.6 FG%
2
J. Carter G 13.5 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.7 APG 43.9 FG%
Top Scorers
35
B. Colson F 27 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
2
J. Carter G 24 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
40.7 FG% 50.0
35.7 3PT FG% 57.1
100.0 FT% 80.8
Notre Dame
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Colson 37 27 8 0 1 1 1 4 10/15 4/5 3/3 1 7
S. Vasturia 34 11 4 2 0 0 1 2 4/9 1/5 2/2 1 3
V. Beachem 36 9 2 2 0 1 1 3 2/14 1/9 4/4 1 1
M. Farrell 36 8 0 6 0 0 4 2 3/6 2/4 0/0 0 0
R. Pflueger 15 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Colson 37 27 8 0 1 1 1 4 10/15 4/5 3/3 1 7
S. Vasturia 34 11 4 2 0 0 1 2 4/9 1/5 2/2 1 3
V. Beachem 36 9 2 2 0 1 1 3 2/14 1/9 4/4 1 1
M. Farrell 36 8 0 6 0 0 4 2 3/6 2/4 0/0 0 0
R. Pflueger 15 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Ryan 11 8 2 1 1 0 0 3 2/3 2/3 2/2 0 2
T. Gibbs 17 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 0/2 0/0 4/4 0 2
M. Geben 10 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 1
A. Torres 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Gregory - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Burns - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Djogo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Mazza - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mooney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Carter 37 24 3 2 1 0 0 3 8/15 4/5 4/5 0 3
D. Miles Jr. 28 18 2 3 3 1 0 4 5/8 1/1 7/8 1 1
E. Macon 24 11 4 1 0 0 1 2 4/7 0/0 3/4 1 3
E. Ahmad 27 11 9 2 0 1 3 1 3/7 1/1 4/4 1 8
N. Adrian 30 3 5 4 1 1 3 3 1/3 0/1 1/3 2 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Carter 37 24 3 2 1 0 0 3 8/15 4/5 4/5 0 3
D. Miles Jr. 28 18 2 3 3 1 0 4 5/8 1/1 7/8 1 1
E. Macon 24 11 4 1 0 0 1 2 4/7 0/0 3/4 1 3
E. Ahmad 27 11 9 2 0 1 3 1 3/7 1/1 4/4 1 8
N. Adrian 30 3 5 4 1 1 3 3 1/3 0/1 1/3 2 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Phillip 30 12 4 3 1 1 3 2 4/6 2/4 2/2 0 4
S. Konate 8 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 2
B. Watkins 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 0
L. West 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 0
T. Myers 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Long - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bolden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Routt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bender - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Harler - - - - - - - - - - - - -