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Notre Dame Basketball: Staff Picks - Miami

The Irish look to keep their slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Pat Rick, Editor (16-6 ND Games) (64-44 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Miami Hurricanes - Notre Dame

“This is a huge, must-win game at Purcell for ND, and they get to play a somewhat lost Miami squad. I think Gibbs and Farrell hit some shots, Mooney and Geben do their thing (including dunks), and the Irish win a close one to keep NCAA tourney hopes alive.”

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Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (17-5 ND Games) (63-45 Bonus Picks)

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“As of now, this is the biggest game of the year. The Irish need this one, and Matt Farrell won’t let them lose it. Irish win a hard-fought battle.”

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Bobby Norell, Editor (16-6 ND Games) (60-48 Bonus Picks)

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“This is one of Matt Farrell’s final games at Purcell Pavilion, I expect another big performance from him and keep the Irish’s small hopes of the NCAA Tournament alive.”

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Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (15-7 ND Games) (67-41 Bonus Picks)

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“I’ll take the Irish for the sole reason of the offense coming alive the last few games. I think the team knows how important this one for the NCAA tournament.”

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Austin Gallagher, Staff Writer (15-7 ND Games) (62-46 Bonus Picks)

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“The Irish finally looked energized again against Boston College, and it was beautiful. I expect them to ride that momentum to an incredible important win against Miami. If this pans out like I hope and expect, it’s a big step towards Notre Dame making its case as a bubble team.”

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Brad Wechter, Editor (15-7 ND Games) (57-51 Bonus Picks)

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“Matt Farrell sparks the drive that eventually puts the Irish in the NCAA tournament. Irish by 5.”

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