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Notre Dame Basketball @ Georgia Tech: Staff Picks

Your 13-3 (3-0 ACC) Fighting Irish travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech once again. Here’s what the staff predicts will happen!

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Ryan Kelley, Staff Writer (10-2 ND Games) (37-23 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Notre Dame

“This is another tough call for me. Georgia Tech is better than their record shows. They took down then-15th ranked Miami in ACC play already. But I have to say the Irish are lucky they started conference play against some of the teams in the bottom half of the league. They have been doing so many things that don’t make sense after losing Bonzie, like out-rebounding a much larger ‘Cuse team by 15. The Irish are playing with such an edge right now that I can’t lose the faith. I’m giving them one more win against GT, even with Farrell sidelined again, before a really tough five-game stretch.”

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Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (9-3 ND Games) (42-18 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech

“With Matt Farrell most likely sidelined again, I don’t see Notre Dame going on the road again to beat another ACC opponent. The Irish battled hard and made the game ugly against Syracuse. That recipe is hard to duplicate so I’m going with the yellow jackets.”

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Pat Rick, Editor (9-3 ND Games) (38-22 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Notre Dame

“Notre Dame has struggled to beat Georgia Tech on the road in the past, and that was with fully healthy lineups. However, there’s something about the way this team is playing right now that makes me really not want to bet against them. I’ll take the Irish in a very close game, but not without Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie hitting a bunch of shots that make me rethink this prediction. Oh, also, Marty ‘The Bird Whisperer’ Geben will get another dunk.”

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Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (9-3 ND Games) (37-23 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Notre Dame

“I’m not going against Mike Brey this time. DJ Harvey will have a much better game, and Gibbs will continue to pick up the offense left behind by Colson and Farrell, who we miss dearly. But the Irish get the win without them.”

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Austin Gallagher, Staff Writer (8-4 ND Games) (37-23 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Notre Dame

“After showing some heart in an ugly win over Syracuse, I think the Irish might be in position to rattle off yet another win. It won’t be easy, but they could have Matt Farrell back and that would indubitably help the team’s cause here. Look for the Irish to pull off this win and keep the winning streak alive.”

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Bobby Norell, Editor (9-3 ND Games) (36-24 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Notre Dame

“I will be in attendance for this one, and hopefully so will Matt Farrell. Even if he isn’t, the Irish have shown they can get it done without him. Give me the Irish to improve to 4-0 in ACC play.”

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Brad Wechter, Editor (9-3 ND Games) (34-26 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech

“Road wins are hard in the ACC, and the Irish were lucky to squeak one out against Syracause. I don’t think they find that same luck against the Yellow Jackets.”

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