In the moments following Notre Dame’s 89-51 thrashing of Cincinnati in a Big East quarterfinal Thursday night, Notre Dame senior forward Tyrone Nash was sitting at his locker taking in the victory.
What he didn’t know was that they were occupying the Knicks’ locker room. When informed, Nash, who had eight points, five rebounds and three assists in the win, immediately perked up.
“This is my hometown. So to be in the same locker room as Patrick Ewing, Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell and the great Knicks I grew up watching...It’s amazing,” the Queens native said. “I’m trying to figure out which locker is Pat’s, so I can go sit in it.”
Nash said he wouldn’t mind staying in the Knicks locker room every time he plays at the Garden. “Both times we were in here, we won. So we have to make some arrangements to stay in here,” Nash joked.
Nash had eight points and five rebounds against Cincinnati and followed that up with 13 points in an 83-77 loss to Louisville in a semifinal for the fourth-ranked Irish (26-6) on Friday.