Fighting Irish Athletics | March 15, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The horn had barely sounded when Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked right to Jerian Grant and wrapped him up in a huge hug as the rest of the players rushed by them onto the court.
Moments later, Brey was pumping his fist again and again before snipping the final strand of the net hanging from the rim.
The Fighting Irish had come to Tobacco Road, beaten two of its bluebloods and walked away with the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Pat Connaughton added 20 points for the third-seeded Irish (29-5). They went from trailing by nine to up double figures with a stunning burst that seized momentum in what amounted to a road game and sent the program to its first title in any league.