Notre Dame just changed the lead from trailing 40-51, to going up by 1, 52-51.
52 stands out because this tournament, with its ongoing Catholic Tribute theme, has many connections to the 'Pope', who visited the United States, 23/9, September 23, and left the United States from Philadelphia, also where this game is being played.
Pope = 16+15+16+5 = 52 (239, the 52nd prime) (23/9... 239...)
What else is interesting is 12 represents complete in numerology, and the run ended at 12. Also, with North Carolina hanging at 51, it reminds of two words that make a lot of sense in this regard.
Freemason = 6+9+5+5+4+1+1+6+5 = 42/51
Conspiracy = 3+6+5+1+7+9+9+1+3+7 = 51/60
Notre Dame then retook the lead, 53-52, before the timeout.
Religion = 9+5+3+9+7+9+6+5 = 53
Catholic = 3+1+2+8+6+3+9+3 = 35 (JFK, 35th President, only Catholic)