Things could be clicking at just the right time for Notre Dame basketball .
Normally a three game winning streak wouldn’t seem that impressive. For Notre Dame basketball, it could be the game changer to their entire season.
Maybe it has had more to do with the timing of the three game home stretch, or maybe it’s the higher level of confidence the Irish are playing on offense.
Nonetheless, this could not have come at a better time for Mike Brey’s squad.
It’s easy to see that this team is now doing what has been holding them back for the last season and a half — taking over games. Some of it has to do with the level of opponent, but that argument lacks validity when you look at how ND has hung around with the top-tier teams of the ACC.
A one-point loss to Florida State and a three-point loss to Louisville will be two of the most “what could have been” defining moments of the season. With those as wins, the resume becomes completely different and the likelihood of the Irish dancing come March would be tremendously greater.
Those dreams haven’t vanished just yet.
Not only does the three game win streak improve the current state of their resume, but also paved the way for a run.
Once again this couldn’t have come at a better time.
Five of the last nine opponents the Irish will face to round out the season currently have a .500 or worse record. The opportunity is not only there, but continues to favor the Irish in the latter part of the season.
A revenge game against the Seminoles will come in March in South Bend, where the Irish are 12-3 currently. Ending the season strong has even greater post season implications with how close the ACC standings currently are. Notre Dame is two games back of Virginia and fourth place in the conference, which is tied to the coveted double-bye in the ACC Tournament.
It’s still an uphill battle, and falling down the standings is just as possible as climbing them would be. If Notre Dame basketball can put together a solid end to the season, it’s likely that we’ll see them dancing in March.