As the clock struck midnight to kickoff St. Patricks Day, all the luck favored the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
Notre Dame went up against Rutger in a play-in game to determine who would match up with Alabama in the Round of 64.
In a game of back and forth, action from both teams, and double overtime, the Fighting Irish came out on top, winning 89-87 after a last-second shot by Paul Atkinson Jr. with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.
With the tournament starting on Thursday, the turnaround for Notre Dame is quick as they must travel to San Diego to play their first-round game against Alabama on Friday.
After the game, Coach Mike Brey told his team on the plane that “Sleep is overrated” as the team celebrates their bid into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.