Pat Connaughton scored a season-high 21 points and led Notre Dame's impressive show from 3-point range as the 24th-ranked Fighting Irish beat Rutgers 69-61 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Big East tournament.
Jack Cooley scored a career-high 27 points and had 17 rebounds as Notre Dame (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) beat Providence 75-69 on Friday night to wrap up a double bye in next week's Big East tournament.
Moe Harkless had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead St. John's to a 61-58 victory over Notre Dame (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) on Saturday, the Red Storm's first win over a ranked team in 11 games this season.
Ben Hansbrough scored 12 of his 26 points from 3-point range, and No. 14 Notre Dame beat St. John's 76-61 on Saturday night, ending the Red Storm's five-game winning streak and handing them their first Big East loss.