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Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing Round Two With Georgia Tech

SOUTH BEND, In. — Fresh off of a come-from-behind win against the Syracuse Orange, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back in action on January 10th for round two against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

These two teams first met on December 30th, 2017, where the Irish came out victorious, 68-59, and started their conference slate 1-0.

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.

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Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Syracuse Orange

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.

This game will be played at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, where Notre Dame is down 28-20 in the all-time series between the Orangemen. The Irish haven’t won a game at the Carrier Dome since 2007, a span of over 10 years. Continue reading Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Syracuse Orange

Notre Dame Ends 2017 With a Win Over Georgia Tech

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Point guard Matt Farrell has recorded 10-plus points in every contest this season (14 games). (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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Notre Dame Ends Non-Conference Slate on a Good Note

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Mike Brey is just two wins away from becoming the winningest coach in Notre Dame Basketball history. (Source: UND.com)

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.

Let’s take a look at how this played out.

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Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

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Bonzie Colson dropped a career high 37 points in Notre Dame’s win over Dartmout. (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

SOUTH BEND, In. — Coming off a 10-point victory over the Dartmouth Big Green in their last outing, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be closing out their non-conference slate against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Thursday December 21st at the Purcell Pavilion.

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 Lumberjacks in 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.

Let’s take a closer look inside this match-up:

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Notre Dame Slides Past Dartmouth Behind Bonzie Colson’s Career Night

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Mike Brey is now 2-0 against Dartmouth in his tenure at Notre Dame. (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports).

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.

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