Notre Dame basketball: Top takeaways from outlasting Georgia Tech

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish showed why they can be a dangerous team in the ACC Tournament.

Georgia Tech v Notre Dame
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish showed why they can be a dangerous team in the ACC Tournament. They also showed why they finished the regular season with a losing record.

In the first round the the ACC Tournament on Tuesday afternoon, the Notre Dame basketball team took care of its business against the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets. However, while they ended up winning 84-80, they made it more interesting than it needed to be.

Here are three takeaways from the Notre Dame basketball team's first round victory.

Notre Dame basketball has some serious young talent

It's far from a surprise that the Irish have young talent, but on Monday, they showed yet again they can be leaned on and are only going to get better. Against the Yellow Jackets, Markus Burton had 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists.

Braeden Shrewsberry had 23 of his own points. Both those guys are freshmen. Both have been playing better as the season has gone on. Sophomore Kebba Njie isn't a big scorer, but he did haul down 9 rebounds.

The youngsters still need help

Burton and Shrewsberry had 44 points. The rest of the Notre Dame basketball team had 40. It's pretty clear that eventually head coach Micah Shrewsberry is going to need to find a little help and some poeple that can also be looked at as scorers.

That of course, is an issue they won't be able to address this year. The lack of depth and lack of scorers was well known entering the 2023-24 season. That the Fighting Irish are good enough to get into the second round of the ACC tourney with those limitations is quite impressive.

Next up for Notre Dame basketball

The Irish will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday at 1:30pm. Notre Dame has already proved they can beat the Deacs if they play their game, having pulled off a 70-65 upset near the end of the regular season.