Notre Dame Freshman Rex Pflueger’s First Field Goal Since March 5th Is A Game-Winning Shot In The NCAA Tournament

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“Are you kidding me? Are you freakin’ kidding me? That was unbelievable,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after Notre Dame beat (Cinderella team) Stephen F. Austin 76-75 on a last second tip-in by Rex Pflueger on Sunday.

What makes this shot by the former Mater Dei High School standout so special, besides him being a 2015 Ballislife All-American, is this was Rex’s first bucket since March 5th!

“I didn’t expect that to be honest,” Pflueger said. “I just crashed the board. I thought Zach was going to make that last layup, but Coach always emphasizes going to the board hard, especially in situations like that, and it just turned out for the best for us.”

So in honor of the freshman’s big shot, let’s look back at some of the great moments we got to capture of Rex during his high-flying high school years.