Notre Dame Fighting Irish News: Micah Shrewsberry culture installed, more

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team is the hottest team in the ACC and is beating all comers.

Clemson v Notre Dame
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There was a time when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team was seemingly going in the wrong way and fans were starting to question head coach Micah Shrewsberry. Those days are officially over after Markus Burton and company rallied for their fifth win in six games.

On Saturday night, Clemson was the latest team to learn why no one will want to face the Fighting Irish in the ACC Tournament, despite the fact that Notre Dame has almost no hopes of seeing a postseason beyond that tournament.

The Irish trailed 34-31 at the half before outscoring the Tigers (20-9, 10-8) 38-28 in the second half where they shot 46.2 percent. 

Markus Burton continued to work on that ACC Rookie of the Year resume with 21 points tonight on 8-of-16 shooting. The freshman tied his season-high six rebounds, had four assists, and added a steal. While some freshmen tend to tail off towards the end of their first season, Burton has now scored 80 points over the last three games.

The win for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is nice, but it's more the fact that the culture Shrewsberry has said he wants to install, apparently being installed, is what should have fans the most excited for the future.

More Notre Dame Fighting Irish news

  • As hot as the Notre Dame basketball team has gotten in the last few weeks, the baseball team shot out of the gate red hot, especially on offense. On Saturday, the Irish won their second straight against Tennessee Tech, 15-11 after winning the first game 14-3. Improving to 7-2 on the year, the pitching staff has been a problem, but the offense has been spot on.
  • The women's lacrosse team is almost as hot as the men's basketball and baseball team. They bounced back from their first loss of the season to Syracuse with a 7-5 victory over North Carolina. The win moves them to 5-1 on the season.
  • The men's lacrosse team will return to action on Sunday, looking to bounce back themselves after an overtime loss to Georgetown. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Maryland Terapins at noon today.