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Notre Dame Basketball Staff Picks: ACC Tournament Quarterfinals vs. Duke Blue Devils

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Will the Irish find a way to continue their run through the ACC Tournament? Here’s what the OFD staff members think...

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Bobby Norell, Editor (20-7 ND Games) (75-56 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Notre Dame

“What the heck, it’s March. Let’s get crazy. Irish win. Grayson Allen cries. Irish punch ticket to the dance.“

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Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Boston College

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Kansas

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Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia

Pat Rick, Editor (19-8 ND Games) (81-50 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Notre Dame

“We’re not done yet. BELIEVE IN SOMETHING...Also, Bird Whisperer will get a dunk.“

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Virginia

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Boston College

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Kansas

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia

Austin Gallagher, Staff Writer (19-8 ND Games) (77-54 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Notre Dame

“It’s not the logical pick. It likely won’t be the right pick. But for this game, I’m going with my heart over my head. I’ll believe that the Irish will rise to the occasion when it matters most. Note Dame needs this win to help their odds with the NCAA Tournament, and I’ll pick them to get it.“

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Virginia

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Clemson

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Kansas

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia

Brad Wechter, Editor (19-8 ND Games) (74-57 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Duke

“Duke by a mile. Unless we get TV Teddy Valentine in stripes. If that’s the case, Duke by a couple of feet.“

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Virginia

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Clemson

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Oklahoma State

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia

Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (18-9 ND Games) (84-47 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Duke

“Notre Dame will be playing their 3rd straight game and I expect them to be out of gas once the second half starts. I would love to see a well rested, healthy Irish team get to play Duke, but the Blue Devils are too strong for a winded team.“

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Virginia

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Clemson

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Kansas

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - Baylor

Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (19-6 ND Games) (72-49 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Duke

“Notre Dame looked gassed for a good amount of the Va Tech game. After an incredibly emotional comeback, they’re likely even more gassed. A rested Duke squad outlasts the Irish in a hard-fought game that eventually seals the Irish a March Madness spot, where they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Virginia

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Boston College

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Oklahoma State

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia

Ryan Kelley, Staff Writer (11-4 ND Games) (47-27 Bonus Picks)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #5 Duke Blue Devils - Duke

“I’m trying so hard to make one last irrational pick in favor of Notre Dame... but I can’t bring myself to do it this time. The Fighting Irish are playing their third game in as many days. Duke won 6 of their last 7 games and ended their season with a win against UNC. Plus Duke is just ridiculously talented. I will be very pleasantly surprised if Notre Dame pulls this one off.”

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Louisville Cardinals vs. #1 Virginia Cavaliers - Louisville

Boston College Eagles vs. #19 Clemson Tigers - Clemson

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #9 Kansas Jayhawks - Kansas

#12 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #24 Miami Hurricanes - North Carolina

Baylor Bears vs. #18 West Virginia Mountaineers - West Virginia