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NCAA Tournament 2017: Notre Dame VS West Virginia

Notre Dame and West Virginia both survived and advanced to give the fans a game that brings back those Big East memories.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are only a few hours away from tipping off against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This is a matchup that many thought would be there last year- except Austin Peay happened.

When, Where, How

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:10pm ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

How to Watch: CBS or NCAA March Madness App

Game Notes From Bobby

  • Notre Dame leads the all-time series 27-12
  • The Irish won the last meeting, 71-44, in 2012 at Purcell Pavilion
  • Mike Brey is 14-5 all-time vs. West Virginia, including a streak of 9 straight from 2001-2005
  • This is West Virginia’s 28th NCAA Tournament Appearance
  • This is the third straight season West Virginia has posted 25+ wins
  • West Virginia is ranked fifth on Notre Dame is 25th
  • West Virginia ranks 25th in adjusted offensive efficiency, and fifth in adjusted defensive efficiency
  • First team All-ACC player Bonzie Colson went for 18 points and seven rebounds in Notre Dame’s first round win
  • has West Virginia as the favorite at -2.5

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