After two days of madness – literally – the round of 32 kicks off Saturday, March 21 in various arenas nationwide. It’s 16 games that will determine which teams will survive another week and move on to the Sweet 16. The second Midwest game of the day is No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 6 Butler.
And the stage has been set for an in-state rivalry matchup in the round of 32.
Notre Dame has continued its winning ways. After winning their first-ever ACC Tournament Championship, the Fighting Irish received the No. 3 seed in the Midwest region, which lined them up against No. 14 Northeastern in the round of 64.
Although it came down to the wire in Pittsburgh, Notre Dame prevailed to walk away with the 69-65 win. And with the victory, the Fighting Irish advance to the round of 32 to play in-state rival No. 6 Butler – as the Bulldogs routed No. 11 Texas, 56-48.
The Butler Bulldogs were one of the top Big East teams this season and finished out the regular season with a record of 22-10 overall and 12-6 in the Big East conference. Butler Head Coach Chris Holtmann is in his first year at the helm of the Bulldogs and will look to continue his success with the program.
But before that happens, here’s how to watch Notre Dame vs. Butler online and on mobile:
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