Notre Dame vs Providence Preview

The Notre Dame Men’s Fighting Irish will take on the Providence Friars at Notre Dame tonight at 7:00pm ET. Notre Dame can clinch the double-bye in the Big East Conference Tournament with a win. If not, they will have to get help from other teams on Saturday.

Senior Day:

The seniors on the team, Tim Abromaitis and Scott Martin, will be honored for what could be their last home game for the Irish. Both players are appealing for a 6th year of eligibility. Martin was injured during one of his 2 years at Purdue before transferring to ND, while Tim has been out most of the season due to a torn ACL. Mike Brey and Notre Dame believe that they can win Martin’s case, but Tim’s will be more of a stretch.

Players to watch:

For Notre Dame, why not have it be Scott Martin. Anytime a senior is at home its a special feeling. But, when it could very well be his last, I expect him to be playing even more passionate as the game goes on. Loom for him to get at least 10 points and 4 rebounds.

For Providence, who by the way are 4-13 in the conference and really don’t have to much to play for, watch out for Vincent Council. He is their gaurd from Brooklyn, NY that will play 40 minutes, score 10 points, and account for 7 assists on any given night. I expect him to be the ky man for this team.

Score Prediction:

Notre Dame 73, Providence 56

I don’t think this one will be very close. Notre Dame will finish 16-1 at home, and hopefully take this momentum into the conference tournament next week. Let’s go Irish!


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