Notre Dame and Kentucky both sent messages as they advanced to the Elite Eight showdown.
The Irish hit nine trifectas, showed great scoring balance and eat a good Wichita State squad. Demetrious Jackson led the way with 20 big points. Jerian Grant was outstanding passing the rock, Zach Auguste scored inside and did not miss a shot from the field.
Kentucky did a number on West Virginia. Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for two points in the first half and the ‘Cats were still up 26! West Virginia missed 21 of its first 26 field goal attempts against the tenacious Kentucky defense. Aaron Harrison got out of the gate well and Big Blue Nation moved to 37-0.