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Notre Dame Basketball at NC State: Staff Picks

The OFD staff picks whether or not they think the Irish will lose their 7th in game in a row, PLUS BONUS PICKS

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (13-4 ND Games) (47-37 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: Notre Dame

“Notre Dame is due for a win. They’ve fought hard while short handed and they’ll get some solid perimeter shooting from Mooney and Gibbs, and Geben will get a double-double to steal a win on the road.”

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: Texas Tech

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Florida

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Florida State

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: UCLA

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Oklahoma

Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (12-5 ND Games) (57-27 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: Notre Dame

“With the hope that Matt Farrell is back and healthier, I’ll take the Irish in the mini-upset. They have to win a close game eventually and I think they will catch the Wolfpack on the right day.”

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: TCU

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Florida

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Louisville

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: UCLA

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Texas

Pat Rick, Editor (12-5 ND Games) (51-33 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: NC State

“This is a completely different NC State team than the one the Irish pounded at home to give Mike Brey the all-time ND wins record. With Omer Yurtseven playing FANTASTIC basketball right now, Markell Johnson back in the lineup, and guys like Allerik Freeman and Torin Dorn hitting more shots of late, I don’t think the Irish will have enough to beat them on the road. The Bird Whisperer will get himself a dunk or two, though.”

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: Texas Tech

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Alabama

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Louisville

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: USC

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Oklahoma

Bobby Norell, Editor (12-5 ND Games) (50-34 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: NC State

“ND is just not a good team without Farrell and Colson. I’ll expect a good fight out of them, but it won’t be enough. NC State gets this one.“

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: TCU

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Florida

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Louisville

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: USC

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Oklahoma

Austin Gallagher, Staff Writer (12-5 ND Games) (48-36 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: NC State

“While Notre Dame handled NC State the last time around, much has changed since then. With the Irish down so many bodies, and playing away from home, I don’t expect Brey’s squad to come away with the win here.”

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: Texas Tech

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Florida

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Florida State

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: USC

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Oklahoma

Brad Wechter, Editor (11-6 ND Games) (43-41 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at NC State Wolfpack: Notre Dame

“It feels like the perfect time for Notre Dame to steal a win, given NC State’s latest win against UNC. Classic trap game. I’ll take the Irish by five.”

Bonus Picks

#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs: Texas Tech

#2 Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange: Virginia

Alabama Crimson Tide at #23 Florida Gators: Alabama

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals: Louisville

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: UCLA

#12 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns: Oklahoma