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SB Nation Reacts: Things are really bad for Notre Dame basketball

Like it’s not good — at all

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NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Notre Dame fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 24 percent of Notre Dame fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That is down from 31 percent the last two weeks and the low point on the season.

With conference tournaments quickly approaching, it’s becoming increasingly clear that there may be issues with teams battling COVID-19 outbreaks. Conferences will be bringing together teams to one location all at once making it much easier for an outbreak to spread from team to team. But fans don’t appear ready to give up on conference tournaments for a second year in a row.

According to a national vote, 86 percent of fans want to find a way to proceed with the tournament. Roughly half of that group, 42 percent of everyone who responded, said conferences should make adjustments to the tournament to make it safer. Like changing the format or timing of how it is played. Only 14 percent of fans said conference tournaments should be canceled entirely.

Conference tournaments typically allow teams that have struggled through the year one last chance to reach the NCAA Tournament. This year, some of those struggling teams were among the teams ranked at the top of polls to start the year.

Fans were asked which of those teams has been most disappointing so far. At only 5-10 on the season, the Kentucky Wildcats earned 46 percent of the vote. They were followed by fellow blue-blood Duke with 37 percent and Michigan State at 13 percent.

To vote in the future SB Nation Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.

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