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George Mason not a Cinderella in 2008, Luck of the Irish Notre Dame wins - East Region

9:43 PM ET, March 20, 2008, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

Notre Dame the number 5 seed in the East Region defeated the # 12 seed George Mason in there first round game 68 to 50. Two years ago George Mason became a Cinderella story reaching the Final Four, not this year as they were outplayed by the Irish. For Notre Dame the win is there first in the NCAA Tournament in 5 years. The Irish were led to victory by forward Luke Harangody who led the team in scoring with 18 and rebounds with 14.

# 5 seeded Notre Dame (24-7) will play the number 4 seed in the East Region Washington State (24-8) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Washington State defeated # 13 Winthrop to advance in March Madness.

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