The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had a bad run this season. Maybe we should have really known better when they dropped an early year game against Radford — or maybe most of us knew this was going to be rough.
Honestly, I think some of this was expected. We knew Notre Dame would struggle in ACC play, and the year would be one of trying to grow as a basketball team. Those growing pains became very painful in close losses to Oklahoma and UCLA, and then almost unbearable in conference play with dumb losses to Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.
Nothing can erase all of the bad we have witnessed this season, but cutting down a ranked team like the Virginia Tech Hokies would certainly help strengthen the groupthink that next season will be much, much better.
It’s all we got.
WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW TO WATCH
Where: Purcell Pavilion, Notre Dame, Indiana
When: 4:00 PM EST
How to watch: ESPN