Best Game Bracket: Notre Dame ’08 vs UConn ’10

It’s time to say adios to South Carolina ’05 and Pitt ’07, as they have been downed by Notre Dame ’08 and UConn ’10 in the opening round of the playi-in to our Best Game Bracket. This is the final poll before unveiling our full bracket searching for the best game of the past 10 years.

16(c) 1/30/10 @UConn (Butler game-winner) vs 16(d) 3/13/08 Notre Dame (BE Tourney)

The case for ’10 UConn:

Looking back at the highlights, how in the world did Jimmy hang so long for that game-winner? This game was a huge sigh of relief for Buzz and co. as they notched their first road win of the season, a 70-68 victory over No. 19 Connecticut. Marquette would go on to win seven of the nine remaining games, keeping the NCAA Tournament streak alive.

Game Recap and Box Score

The case for ’08 Notre Dame: Jerel McNeal put on a clinic scoring a then-career high 28 points in 27 minutes of the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament as the Golden Eagles edged the No. 14 Fighting Irish 89-79. Not only is this game significant because of the time, location and opponent (any win over the Domers is a sweet one), but it also represented the first time Marquette reached the semifinals of the Big East Tournament, after going 0-2 in previous quarterfinals.

Game Recap and Box Score

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