Notre Dame defeats Wichita State
March 28, 2015
CLEVELAND–The Fighting Irish improved to 32-5 after defeating Wichita State 80-71, Thursday, March 26 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Honestly, I thought this game would be more of a blowout, considering that Notre Dame was playing. In the beginning, Notre Dame was absolutely dominating the Shockers.
Zach Auguste and Demetrius Jackson started off hot within the first two minutes, and with 14 minutes left in the first half, the Fighting Irish were up 20-8.
However, Wichita State’s Darius Carter and Ron Baker soon cut the lead to 17-23. By the end of the first half, Notre Dame was in front 33-30, which was pretty shocking. I figured maybe a 10-point difference, but 3? Wow.
Anyway, in the second half, Darius Carter and Fred Van Vleet made a big impact for Wichita State, helping to keep the game within ten points, but they could not prevail as Notre Dame walked off with a win and on to play the mighty Kentucky next.