Louisville vs. Notre Dame: Twitter Reaction, Postgame Recap and Analysis

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Louisville vs. Notre Dame: Twitter Reaction, Postgame Recap and Analysis

In what was one of the most exciting games in college basketball history, the No. 25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals in five overtimes Saturday night in South Bend, 104-101.

With under a minute left in regulation and the Irish down by eight, Jerian Grant proceeded to go off with a trio of three-pointers and a three-point play to force overtime.

And the marathon began.

After four extra frames weren't enough to decide things, Louisville and Notre Dame went to a fifth overtime.

Irish guard Eric Atkins had two huge buckets in the final two minutes of the fifth overtime, which helped Notre Dame gain a two-point advantage with under a minute to play.

The Cardinals had a few chances to tie the game, but a missed jumper and some missed free throws ended their hopes of winning this incredible contest.

Louisville guard Russ Smith had an opportunity to drain the game winner or game-tying shot at the end of each overtime, but was unable to convert. In fact, Louisville had the last look in the fourth quarter as well.

Garrick Sherman, who didn't play until overtime, was no doubt one of the heroes of the multi-overtime game with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting. When the Irish needed a big bucket, their center was there to make it.

Let's take a look at how Twitter saw this game.

 

Twitter Reaction 

The ESPN Stats & Info team gave us some insight before the game as to just how close the Irish and Cardinals normally play each other, which proved to be foreshadowing:

Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies let us know that Manti Te'o was in attendance:

This game was no doubt a "blink and you'll miss it" contest, and Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com agreed:

The incredible excitement of this game is exactly what college basketball is all about, as Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com stated:

The Not SportsCenter account gave football fans a great way to pass the time until the season starts:

ESPN Stats & Info explained just how improbable Jerian Grant's performance was at the end of regulation:

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