In his press conference following Notre Dame’s 67-64 overtime win over Butler in the Round of 32 on Saturday, Fighting Irish head coach Mike Brey revealed that his mother died of a heart attack the morning of the game.
A distinguished swimmer, Betty Brey was a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic team. More from Notre Dame’s official website:
Brey said he’ll travel to Florida on Sunday to celebrate his mother’s life with his family and watch the Kansas-Wichita State game together.
The Irish will play the winner of that game in the Sweet 16 on Thursday in Cleveland.