Notre Dame, the East Region’s No. 6 seed, survived what would have been a stunning upset to make it into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Sunday, defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 76-75.
The No. 14-seeded Lumberjacks would have been only the fourth team with such a low seed to make it to the second weekend of March Madness. Defending champion Duke also averted an upset, against Yale, a day earlier. The wins helped the Atlantic Coast Conference send a record six teams to the Sweet 16.