Games in the region tournament by a combined 59 points, the outlook wasn't very good for notre dame tonight in the first round of the state tournament.
As fate would have it, they played the team who was ranked number one most of the year in goodpasture.
The cougars came to chattanooga with a 29-2 record.
But the irish came to play on their home floor.
Final seconds of the third, tarik nelson racing to beat the buzzer.
And he drills the three at the horn.
That put the irish up 28-27 going to the fourth.
More fight from the fighting irish.
Bryson smith misses but follows his shot for the put-back.
We're tied at 33.
Cougars quickly broke the tie.
Hunter scurlock with the quick pass to taylor tinnin for the slam.
Goodpasture with the two point lead.
And scurlock somehow whips the ball to carson woosley for the bucket.
The lead is four with 2:30 to play.
Notre dame could use a three, and they get a three from derwin lewis to make it a one point game.
Irish turn up the pressure on defense, but they can't get back on cole dotson.
Great effort for the irish but they fall by a final of 42-36.