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Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Notre Dame Fighting Irish All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 33-38

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, known of course for their football program's history of success more than that of their basketball program, have had a significant impact on the hostory of the NCAA Tournament reaching the Final Four in 1978 and playing in the Big Dance in over 30 different season. However Notre Dame's dry spell from 1990 to 2000 took the Fighting Irish off the radar of fans during the critical years of NCAA Tournament growth. Notre Dame has also had success in the NIT Tournament playing in the NIT Championship game four times.



1953 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Eastern Kentucky in first round, 72-57
  • Defeated Pennsylvania in second round, 69-57
  • Lost to Indiana in regional semifinal, 79-66

1954 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Loyola NO in first round, 80-70
  • Defeated Indiana in second round, 65-64
  • Lost to Penn State in regional semifinal, 71-63

1957 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Miami (OH) in second round, 89-77
  • Lost to Michigan State in regional semifinal, 85-83
  • Defeated Pittsburgh in third place game, 86-85

1958 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Tennessee Tech in second round, 94-61
  • Defeated Indiana in regional semifinal, 94-87
  • Lost to Kentucky in regional final, 89-56

1960 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Ohio in second round, 74-66

1963 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Bowling Green in second round, 77-72

1965 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Houston in second round, 99-98

1969 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Miami (OH) in second round, 63-60

1970 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Ohio in second round, 112-82
  • Lost to Kentucky in regional semifinal, 109-99
  • Lost to Iowa in third place game, 121-106

1971 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated TCU in second round, 102-94
  • Lost to Drake in regional semifinal, 79-72
  • Lost to Houston in third place game, 119-106

1974 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Austin Peay in second round, 108-66
  • Lost to Michigan in regional semifinal, 77-68
  • Defeated Vanderbilt in third place game, 118-88

1975 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Kansas in second round, 77-71
  • Lost to Maryland in regional semifinal, 83-71
  • Lost to Cincinnati in third place game, 95-87

1976 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Cincinnati in second round, 79-78
  • Lost to Michigan in regional semifinal, 80-76

1977 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Hofstra in second round, 90-83
  • Lost to North Carolina in regional semifinal, 79-77

1978 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Houston in second round, 100-77
  • Defeated Utah in regional semifinal, 69-56
  • Defeated DePaul in regional final, 84-64
  • Lost to Duke in National Semifinal, 90-86
  • Lost to Arkansas in third place game, 71-69

1979 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Tennessee in second round, 73-67
  • Defeated Toledo in regional semifinal, 79-71
  • Lost to Michigan State in regional final, 80-68

1980 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Missouri in second round, 87-84

1981 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated James Madison in second round, 54-45
  • Lost to Brigham Young in regional semifinal, 51-50

1985 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Oregon State in first round, 79-70
  • Lost to North Carolina in second round, 60-58

1986 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Arkansas-Little Rock in first round, 90-83

1987 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Middle Tennessee State in first round, 84-71
  • Defeated TCU in second round, 58-57
  • Lost to North Carolina in regional semifinal, 74-68

1988 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Southern Methodist in first round, 83-75

1989 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Vanderbilt in first round, 81-65
  • Lost to Georgetown in second round, 81-74

1990 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Virginia in first round, 75-67

2001 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Xavier in first round, 83-71
  • Lost to Mississippi in second round, 59-56

2002 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Charlotte in first round, 82-63
  • Lost to Duke in second round, 84-77

2003 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee in first round, 70-69
  • Defeated Illinois in second round, 68-60
  • Lost to Arizona in regional semifinal, 88-71

2007 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Winthrop in first round, 74-64

2008 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated George Mason in first round, 68-50
  • Lost to Washington State in second round, 61-41

2010 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Old Dominion in first round, 51-50

2011 NCAA Tournament

  • First Round - Akron - W 69-56
  • Second Round - Florida State - L 71-57

2012 NCAA Tournament

  • Second Round - Xavier - L 67-63

2013 NCAA Tournament

  • Second Round - Iowa State - L 76-58

2015 NCAA Tournament

  • Second Round - #14 Northeastern - W 69-65
  • Third Round - #6 Butler - W 67-64 (OT)
  • Sweet 16 - #7 Wichita State - W 81-70
  • Elite 8 - #1 Kentucky - L 68-66

 

 

 


 


 

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