In the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Thursday …
Notre Dame beat Princeton 60-58.
Purdue held off Vermont 80-70.
Butler defeated Winthrop, 76-64.
Elsewhere, Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean was fired yesterday, after nine seasons. Crean guided the Hoosiers to two Big Ten regular-season championships since 2012. He accumulated a 166-135 record in Bloomington, but went 18-16 this season, including a first-round road loss in the National Invitation Tournament.