Notre Dame beats Northwestern for Legends Classic title
NEW YORK (AP) Matt Farrell's three-point play with 14 seconds to play gave Notre Dame the lead and his two free throws 11 seconds later sealed the Fighting Irish's 70-66 victory over Northwestern on Tuesday night in the championship game of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center.
Northwestern had a 66-65 lead with 39 seconds to play on a drive by Bryant McIntosh. Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia missed a jumper but Northwestern threw the ball away on an inbounds pass, setting the stage for Farrell.
He drove the lane and was knocked to the court as the ball went in. He sat on the court, looked at the photographers and stuck his tongue out before being mobbed by his teammates. The Wildcats still had a chance but McIntosh missed a drive with 4 seconds left and it was Farrell who grabbed the rebound and was fouled.
Farrell, the tournament MVP, and Vasturia both had 18 points for the Fighting Irish (5-0) while Bonzie Colson had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Scottie Lindsey had 18 points for the Wildcats (3-2).