Alabama basketball vs. Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament video highlights, final score
The Fighting Irish defeated the Crimson Tide 78-64.
The No. 11 seed in the West Region, Notre Dame improved to 24-10 overall with the victory. Cormac Ryan led the Fighting Irish in scoring with 29 points
The Fighting Irish will next play Sunday against No. 3-seeded Texas Tech, which beat No. 14-seeded Montana State on Friday afternoon.
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No. 6-seeded Alabama's season comes to an end with the Crimson Tide slipping to 19-14 overall with the loss. Keon Ellis led Alabama in scoring with 16 points.
The winner of Friday's game advances to a second-round matchup against No. 3-seeded Texas Tech on Sunday. The Red Raiders defeated No. 14-seeded Montana State on Friday afternoon.
Check out the top plays from the game below.
Notre Dame took a 68-58 lead over Alabama in the second half when Blake Wesley stole a Crimson Tide pass and sprinted down the court for a slam dunk.
Notre Dame extended its lead over Alabama to 66-55 when Cormac Ryan knocked down his seventh 3-pointer of the game with just two seconds remaining on the shot clock.
Notre Dame stretched its second-half lead over Alabama to 10 points, 57-47, on a slam dunk by Blake Wesley.
Notre Dame took a 55-44 lead over Alabama in the second half when Corman Ryan made his sixth 3-pointer of the game. That bucket set a Fighting Irish record for most 3s ever made in an NCAA Tournament game.
Ryan proceeded to slap the court to encourage his teammates on the defensive end.
Notre Dame pushed its lead over Alabama to 47-42 early in the second half when Cormac Ryan knocked down a 3-pointer.
Notre Dame went on a 9-0 run against Alabama in the final minutes of the first half to take a 41-36 lead into halftime. The run was capped off by another bucket from Cormac Ryan, this time on a fast break after the Fighting Irish blocked a shot.
Notre Dame took a 32-30 lead over Alabama in the final minutes of the first half when Cormac Ryan converted a 3-pointer.
Alabama took a 22-21 lead over Notre Dame in the first half when Keon Ellis drained a 3-pointer with a Fighting Irish defender flying toward him.
Notre Dame took a 6-4 lead over Alabama early in the first half on a deep 3-pointer from Prentiss Hubb.
Alabama basketball got on the board first against Notre Dame thanks to a slam dunk from Charles Bediako.
The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish are scheduled to tip off at 3:15 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
Notre Dame enters Friday's game with an overall record of 23-10. The Fighting Irish were eliminated from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with a loss to Virginia Tech in the quarterfinal round.
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