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Notre Dame Basketball: Staff Picks - Georgia Tech Round 2

Can the Irish make it five in row against Georgia Tech?

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Pat Rick, Editor (9-5) (21-15)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 87 - NC State 71 (Kansas W, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Navy L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 89 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 67

“This might not be a reasonable prediction considering Georgia Tech is a pretty good basketball team, but I think the Irish are due to just completely dismantle someone at home. With the week of rest I expect Matty Farrell and White Steve to knock down plenty of shots with those fresh legs, and for BONZIE and Beachem to continue their scorching play. Also, call me crazy, but I'm feeling a Sexy Rexy Pflueger dunk in this one. It doesn't have to be close, you guys.”

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Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (11-3) (18-18)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 83 - NC State 73 (Baylor L, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Navy L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 81 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 70

“Notre Dame is the better team and I cannot pick against Mike Brey at this point in the season. Georgia Tech is capable of beating the Irish (took down North Carolina to start the year) but Notre Dame is playing their best basketball right now. Lean on Bonzie to the finish line!”

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Syracuse @ No.7 Louisville - Louisville
Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky - Valpo
Monmouth @ Iona - Iona
No.12 West Virginia @ No.9 Baylor (Monday) - West Virginia

Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (11-3) (21-15)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 82 - NC State 77 (Kansas W, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Army W)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 83 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 73

“The Irish will be refreshed and with revenge on their minds after their heartbreaking road loss to the Yellow Jackets last month. I expect VJ Beachem's hot shooting to carry over after the bye week, and Bonzie Colson will continue to dominate.”

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Syracuse @ No.7 Louisville - Louisville
Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky - Valpo
Monmouth @ Iona - Monmouth
No.12 West Virginia @ No.9 Baylor (Monday) - West Virginia

Brad Wechter, Editor (10-4) (19-17)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 82 - NC State 69 (Baylor L, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Navy L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 71

“Last year, the Irish beat the Yellow Jackets at home by eight, only to drop a one-point contest on the road. New coach for Georgia Tech, same results for the Irish.”

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Syracuse @ No.7 Louisville - Louisville
Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky - Valpo
Monmouth @ Iona - Monmouth
No.12 West Virginia @ No.9 Baylor (Monday) - Baylor

Bobby Norell, Editor (8-6) (19-17)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 88 - NC State 72 (Kansas W, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Navy L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 78 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket 62

“I just have a feeling that this is one of those games where Notre Dame will be out for blood. They need this win to keep their hopes for a double bye in the ACC Tournament alive. I think they’ll get ahead and then step on the throttle. The Irish should be all rested up and Georgia Tech is coming off a tough loss to NC State on Tuesday.

Notre Dame can absolutely not make this a half court game. We saw vs. Virginia and we saw it in the first meeting with Georgia Tech, if it becomes a grind it out type of game where its in the 60s, it probably doesn’t bode well for the Irish.

They must make shots, but I have faith in Farrell, Steve Vasturia and V.J. Beachem to make that happen. Also, I think this will begin a three-game stretch where Bonzie Colson firmly states his case for ACC Player of the Year.

Oh and one more thing...WEAR THE GOLD JERSEYS!”

BONUS PICKS

Syracuse @ No.7 Louisville - Louisville
Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky - Valpo
Monmouth @ Iona - Monmouth
No.12 West Virginia @ No.9 Baylor (Monday) - Baylor

Joshua Vowles, Site Manager (8-6) (19-17)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 81 - NC State 67 (Kansas W, North Carolina W, UCLA W, Navy L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 86 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 72

BONUS PICKS

Syracuse @ No.7 Louisville - Louisville
Valparaiso @ Northern Kentucky - Valpo
Monmouth @ Iona - Iona
No.12 West Virginia @ No.9 Baylor (Monday) - Baylor