Mike Brey’s Notre Dame basketball workforce seems to be to get even in the league Tuesday night time in Chapel Hill.
I informed y’all. Prentiss Hubb, was a person I considered in. Just after an remarkable shorthanded acquire at residence from Boston University, Notre Dame basketball is heading to Chapel Hill.
This is a poor location for the Irish, as North Carolina just dropped a sport at residence to Louisville in epic fashion. The Heels will no doubt have an ax to grind when taking the court on Tuesday. The Irish roll into Tuesday’s matchup with an 11-5 history and sit rated 80th in the Kenpom rankings, desperately needing a signature acquire.
The Irish showed tremendous heart on Saturday, garnering their very first ACC acquire from Boston University with only six scholarship gamers accessible. In that sport, TJ Gibbs and Juwan Durham were being absent from the Irish rotation from distinctive conditions. It is unclear irrespective of whether both of the two will be in a position to perform for Brey on Tuesday.
On the flip side, North Carolina will come into the sport ranking 9th in the Kenpom rankings. The Tar Heels are coming off a 83 to 62 thumping at the arms of the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday. The loss was North Carolina’s worst residence loss beneath the tutelage of Roy Williams and the worst residence loss for the North Carolina program, in general, since 2002. You can safely anticipate that the Tar Heels will appear into the sport with a chip on their shoulders.
This sport could go one of two techniques: Both the Irish can catch the Tar Heels in a tailspin soon after a poor loss, or the Tar Heels can just take out their frustrations on a depleted Irish workforce at residence on national tv. A youthful Notre Dame workforce on the street in Chapel Hill soon after a historic Tar Heel loss does not set up perfectly for the Fighting Irish, but if Gibbs and Durham return and Hubb can make off the Boston University overall performance then we have a shot. A person thing North Carolina does not do specifically perfectly is protect. They are 234th in the country in opponents points for every sport.
Tonight’s sport can be caught on ESPN, with tipoff coming at 9:00 japanese time.