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Irish Take Down Duke - Instant Reaction Thread

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Notre Dame makes a statement to the ACC with their home victory over fourth-ranked Duke.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-2, 8-1) had a significant opportunity to make a major statement to the ACC and to the country Wednesday night, and they absolutely came through with a 77-73 victory over the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (17-3, 4-3).

The Irish are now firmly in contention to win the ACC, trailing only undefeated Virginia and having already picked up wins over top contenders Duke and North Carolina.

Jerian Grant led Notre Dame with an All-American effort, and if he wasn't on the nation's radar before tonight, he certainly is now.

There is obviously a lot to digest with this monumental victory for this program, and we are all still coming down after yet another double-digit second half comeback, so we will be back with a full recap tomorrow morning. But for now, we wanted to give everyone a place to react to a fantastically entertaining game and celebrate the huge Irish victory.

Go Irish!