The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a bit of a break and are back home to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Irish are looking to extend their ACC wining streak to five games, and they can do it by avenging a loss to Georgia Tech from earlier in the season.
When, Where, And How To Watch
When: Sunday, February 27th, 2017, 6:30pm ET
Where: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN
How to Watch: ESPNU or WatchESPN
- Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 9-6, but ND is 5-2 vs. GT at home
- Notre Dame won last year’s meeting in South Bend, 72-64
- Georgia Tech is ranked 80th on KenPom.com. Notre Dame is ranked 26th.
- Georgia Tech is ranked 257th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 8th in defensive efficiency
- Notre Dame’s win over NC State last Saturday clinched the 11th time in the Mike Brey era that the Irish have won at least 10 conference games
- Notre Dame has won 20 or more games for the 13th time in 17 seasons under Brey. He is now tied with Digger Phelps for most 20 win seasons in Notre Dame history
- Since the 2014-15 season Notre Dame has won 77 games, the most in a three year span in school history. It surpasses the mark of 74 wins set from 2010-2013
- Notre Dame is second the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.68, one spot behind UCLA
- Notre Dame has won four in a row, which is currently the longest streak in the ACC
- Junior forward Bonzie Colson ranks in the top 10 of six stat categories in the ACC. He’s first in rebounding and defensive rebounding, third in field goal %, fifth in offensive rebounding, sixth in blocked shots and 10th in free throw %
- Notre Dame has shot at least 80% from the foul line in 16 games this season. They lead the nation in FT% at 81%
- Junior guard Matt Farrell is averaging 15.8 PPG over his last five contests. He also is also averaging 5.8 assists in that span
- Farrell is second in the ACC in APG at 5.5, just behind NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr.
- VegasInsider.com has Notre Dame as a 12.5 point favorite
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