Notre Dame men’s basketball: A quick men’s hoops update
Notre Dame men’s basketball is coming off a dominant 87-71 win over Miami and looks to have continued success as they near the end of the regular season.
The Notre Dame men’s basketball team has had an up and down season but has played fairly well as of late despite not always coming out on top. One game where they did not play well recently was against Duke where the Fighting Irish were blown out 94-60.
This very well could have been there worst showing of the season, another game in contention with this was the 72-51 loss against Maryland at the beginning of December. Looking at these two scores, you would think Notre Dame was having an awful season, but the Irish have played well against other tough ACC opponents like Louisville, Florida State, and Virginia.
On top of that they have had a handful of very close losses, and quite a few close wins. With all this being said the Irish are making one last push for the big dance. With four games left on the regular-season schedule — matchups against Boston College, Wake Forest, Florida State, and Virginia Tech — if the Irish win out they will certainly be headed to the NCAA tournament. However, that if is quite a big one.
Even though these last four games give the Irish a decent shot at winning out, there is one game that will cause them trouble. That game is against Florida State on March 4th. The Irish came up short in a very controversial loss against the Seminoles earlier this season. However, this time they will be out for some sweet revenge and will also have the homecourt advantage.
The Irish play the first of these last for games Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. at Boston College. They will look for senior forward and double-double machine John Mooney and senior guard Temple “T.J.” Gibbs who has been hot as of late to lead them on this final stretch.