You are looking live at a glamorous location along press row inside the KeyBank Center, site of today’s second-round game on the third day of the 2017 NCAA tournament. Today, it’s West Virginia, the No. 4 seed in the West region, and the No. 5 seed, Notre Dame.
The winner goes to the Sweet Sixteen and plays Thursday all the way out in San Jose, California, against either either Gonzaga or Northwestern.
The Mountaineers are 3-0 in this building. The Fighting Irish are the only team in the country to make the Elite Eight the past two seasons. WVU coach Bob Huggins is 7-9 in the second round. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is 3-4, and the storied school has never started 2-0 in three straight NCAA tournaments. Brey is 5-4 against Huggins with one win when Huggins was at Cincinnati. The series is 4-4 since Huggins has been at his alma mater.
What do you say we get down to business?