Demetrius Jackson carried Notre Dame over Wisconsin with a steal and lay-up with 15 seconds remaining
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish fell behind the Wisconsin Badgers in their Sweet 16 matchup in March Madness on Friday night after a big three from Vitto Brown with under 30 seconds left on the clock. However, Notre Dame star Demetrius Jackson still had something to say about it.
Jackson drove down the floor quickly to hit a lay-up to cut the lead to one, but that only set him up for his next trick. Wisconsin inbounded the ball to Nigel Hayes and the Irish looked to trap him. He took a dribble, but was disrupted by the quick hands of Jackson who forced the ball loose and then put up another quick lay-up to give the Fighting Irish the lead with 14 seconds remaining:
"ACTION JACKSON!What a steal and clutch bucket for Notre Dame. https://t.co/pGoxBAhHgS— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) March 26, 2016"
Talk about a clutch play from Demetrius Jackson—the type of play a star makes.
Just to continue helping his star to shine, Jackson later sealed the victory as the Badgers tried to tie it up after going down three and the Notre Dame guard came up with yet another huge steal:
The Irish now move onto the Elite Eight thanks to the heroics of Demetrius Jackson. It’s like they say about March Madness: it’s the time of year made for big-time players to make big-time plays and that’s exactly what Jackson did.
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