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Video: Jerian Grant Scored 12 Points In 44 Seconds To Send Notre Dame To OT vs. Louisville, But It Took 5 Extra Sessions To Get The Win

What. A. Finish.

With 11:31 left in the second half, Notre Dame's Cameron Biedscheid hit a jumper to tie the score against Louisville at 37-37. It wasn't until there was 1:08 left in the game until the Irish hit another field goal. 

But the Cardinals never ran away with it, and Jerian Grant made them pay. Trailing 56-48 with 44 seconds to go, Grant made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to five. And then he hit another. And then he hit another.

And after Louisville's Gorgui Dieng missed two free throws, Grant drove to the hole, hit a layup and got fouled. After the free throw, the game was tied. Just like that. Grant scored 12 points in 44 seconds. And after the Cardinals couldn't even get a shot off during their final possession, the game went to overtime. Here's the final layup:

In the extra session, the teams went back and forth the entire way. With 12 seconds remaining and the score knotted at 68-68, Louisville's Russ Smith had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but apparently some confusion led to him just chucking up a 25-footer instead of running a play. So it was off to double OT.

But again, the teams went back and forth. After two free throws from Smith with 25 seconds to play, Notre Dame was down to its final possession, yet again, needing to tie the game. And of course, Cameron Biedscheid reappeared, hitting a 3-ball to send the Irish faithful into jubilation. Louisville couldn't connect on its final possession, and it was time for triple OT.

In the third overtime, nobody led by more than two points the entire session. Both teams had chances to score on final possessions but came up short, and it was off to a fourth OT...

In the fourth overtime, Louisville appeared to take control. The Cardinals got jumpers from Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan and took a four-point lead with under a minute to play. But Garrick Sherman got a huge rebound and put-back for the Irish, cutting the lead to two. And after another "russdiculous" decision from Smith, the Irish yet again had a chance to tie the game. And yet again, Notre Dame delivered. On a botched play, Sherman was able to tip in a miss from Zach Auguste to send it to a fifth overtime.

After the fifth extra session, we finally had a winner. Notre Dame got a few big shots from Eric Atkins and the Irish were able to survive a missed 3-point attempt by Smith at the buzzer. Here's the finale, with Notre Dame's fans rushing the court, of course: