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Notre Dame Basketball: Staff Picks - Florida State

The Irish take on the ‘Noles this afternoon. How does the OFD staff see it shaking out? Find out here.

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Pat Rick, Editor (14-5 ND Games) (56-40 Bonus Picks)

Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Notre Dame

“My brain says Florida State, but my heart yells ‘BELIEVE IN SOMETHING!’ Farrell, Gibbs, Bird Whisperer, and John Mutton will all do enough for the Irish to scratch and claw their way to a 2-game winning streak. Oh, and Marty dunks in this game too.”

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Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (14-5 ND Games) (54-42 Bonus Picks)

Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Notre Dame

“The Irish were humming on the offensive end in their last win, and I expect that to continue with an improved performance from Matt Farrell as he continues to get back in the swing of things. Irish get the W.”

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Bobby Norell, Editor (14-5 ND Games) (54-42 Bonus Picks)

Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Florida State

“FSU just is too athletic, has too much depth and size for the Irish to handle. Unless the Irish just shoot the lights out, I don’t see them winning this one.”

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Austin Gallagher, Staff Writer (13-6 ND Games) (54-42 Bonus Picks)

Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Florida State

“Last time I picked ND to lose, they won. No further explanation needed.”

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Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (12-7 ND Games) (61-35 Bonus Picks)

Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Notre Dame

“One win was all I needed to see to gain my confidence back in this team. If the offense can continue what they did against Boston College the Irish will be in good shape.”

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Brad Wechter, Editor (12-7 ND Games) (50-46 Bonus Picks)

Florida State at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Notre Dame

“Though it was against Boston College, the Irish performance in the win gave us a shimmer of hope. I expect a masterful game plan for Coach Brey and a win for Notre Dame.”

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