Fighting Irish Athletics | March 27, 2015
Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder.
There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-Os. That's not Brey's style. Or his team's either.
''I said `Fellas, been here before,''' Brey said. ''Little did I know it was going to be a lightning strike, a flat-out lightning strike.''
One that carried the Irish all the way to the brink of the Final Four.
Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and third-seeded Notre Dame blitzed the Shockers in the second half of a surprisingly easy 81-70 victory Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years.