Since their first meeting, which took place before the New Year, both Notre Dame and Georgia Tech won against their next two opponents. The Fighting Irish knocked off both the NC State Wolfpack as well as the Syracuse Orange, whereas the Yellow Jackets took down the then-#15 Miami Hurricanes by 10 points, followed by the Yale Bulldogs.
SOUTH BEND, In. — After beating the NC State Wolfpack by 30 points without their top two scorers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to move to 3-0 in conference play on Saturday January 6th when they take on the Syracuse Orange.
Tip off is set for 3:15 PM, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
SOUTH BEND, In. — Now that the holiday season has come and gone, conference play has arrived in the college basketball world, and for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, their first game was against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who they defeated 68-59.
Coming into this game, the Yellow Jackets were 6-6 on the season, with some close losses to a variety of small school teams. To most, a team with a 6-6 record may not scare people. But, considering the history of close games that the Irish and Yellow Jackets have had, Georgia Tech was capable of beating a 10-3 Irish team.
Regardless of their losses to lesser competition, Georgia Tech brought their A-game against the Irish, who have been very successful against the Yellow Jackets at home.
SOUTH BEND, In. — In the final non-conference game of the year, and the final game before the holidays, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish came out victorious against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, 86-50.
This was the 392nd victory for Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey, who is now only two wins away from passing Digger Phelps for the most in program history.
Notre Dame and Southeastern Louisiana met for the first time on Thursday night, with the Irish now claiming the lone victory in the series. The Irish showed defensive dominance throughout the whole game, forcing 16 turnovers, while giving up only six themselves.
This will be the first meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Lions, but the seventh between Notre Dame and a member of the Southland Conference. Notre Dame is 6-0 against teams of the Southland, with the last win coming against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacksin the 2015 NCAA Tournament, where Rex Pflueger tipped in the last second bucket to propel the Irish to victory.
Thursday’s contest will be the final game before the players travel back home to spend the holiday season with their families.
SOUTH BEND, In. — The Notre Dame Fighting Irish bounced back from their over time loss to the Indiana Hoosiers by beating the Dartmouth Big Green on Tuesday night, 97-87.
Notre Dame is now 6-0 in their all-time series against Dartmouth, and has improved to 9-3 on the season.
The Fighting Irish have had a rough past few games. They have recently been kicked out of the AP Top 25 and are struggling to find their identity. The struggles continued for the Irish, but it seems every team that plays Notre Dame gives a little more effort than normal.