Tim Duncan’s Points+Rebound total(11) was higher than Dwight Howard’s Point total(9). That gives us our 13th win during March and our first of a new streak. Today we look to extend our streak to two.
Matchup: #6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish(23-11) vs. #11 Old Dominion(26-8)
Notre Dame’s run to end the season ultimately landed them in the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame won 6 of its last 7 games, including an impressive Big East Tournament run that ended in the Semi-Finals. Notre Dame was able to take West Virginia down to the wire in that game that they lost, 53-51. Notre Dame’s run is almost unprecedented. Two weeks ago, the Fighting Irish were a bubble…. team. Today, they enter the tournament as a #6 Seed.
Their opponent, Old Dominion, presents a tall order for the Fighting Irish. Old Dominion, champions of the CAA conference have won five straight games. Senior guard, Gerald Lee leads the Monarchs with 14. 6 PPG.
Interestingly enough, both teams defeated the Georgetown Hoyas this season.
I think Notre Dame’s senior leadership (Luke Harangody, Tory Jackson, and Ben Hansbrough) will be too much for Old Dominion. Notre Dame is battle-tested and the senior class will be extremely motivated to prove that their Big East run wasn’t a fluke.
The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish(23-11)
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March Record: 13-4
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