Notre Dame is off to a 1-0 start after putting down Niagara in the season opener. It was almost surreal to watch the Irish under Micah Shrewsberry for the first time after decades of Mike Brey. Add to the many new names on the Irish roster and we’re all trying to get a feel for what may come this year.
One of the new things is freshman Markus Burton who set a Notre Dame freshman record for points scored in a game at 29 — topping LaPhonso Ellis’s 28 during his freshman season in South Bend.
So... here’s another chance to see what Shrewsberry and company have in store for us this year.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Irish are a 4 point favorite against Western Carolina with an OVER/UNDER of 140.5.
WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS
Head Coach: Justin Gray (3rd year)
Season Record: 1-0
Key Players: G Vonterius Woolbright (19 ppg), G DJ Campbell (18 ppg)
Quick Overview: I can’t honestly say I know enough about Western Carolina to provide much insight here. They beat Dalton State 106-65 in the season opener.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH
When: Saturday, November 11 @ 2 PM EST
Where: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana
How to Watch: ACCNX
game recognizes game @markussburton now holds the record for most points scored by a freshman in his Notre Dame debut with 29! The record was previously held by @PhonzLovesHoops #GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/lqUIBaD4sq— Notre Dame Men's Basketball (@NDmbb) November 7, 2023
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