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Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - ACC Tournament - Five Things To Know

March 6, 2018

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WHO: No. 10 Notre Dame 19-13 vs. No. 7 Virginia Tech 21-10

WHAT: Second round of the 2018 ACC Championship

WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET

TICKETS: Gain access through the Notre Dame Vivid Seat Exchange

BROADCAST INFORMATION: 

ESPN2 national broadcast with Mike Couzens (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline). 

ACC Network broadcast with Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst). Available nation wide via ACC Network affiliates. 

Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network with Jack Nolan (play-by-play) and Zach Hillesland (analyst). Available locally at WSBT AM 960/FM 96.1 and worldwide on WatchND.tv. 

Here are Five Things to Know about the Notre Dame - Virginia Tech game...

The Last Meeting
Virginia Tech80
Notre Dame75
January 27, 2018
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
Irish Comeback Falls Short Against Hokies, 80-75
Notre Dame (13-8, 3-5 ACC) trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half against Virginia Tech (15-6, 4-4 ACC) before making a valiant comeback to cut the lead to two points with less than two minutes to play.

RISH MATCH UP WITH VIRGINIA TECH IN SECOND ROUND OF ACC TOURNAMENT

The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team (19-13, 8-10 ACC) will play its second game in the 2018 ACC Championship against No. 7 Virginia Tech (21-10, 10-8 ACC) at Barclays Center on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET. The Irish are hoping to boost their post season resume with win over the Hokies, who are firmly in the NCAA tournament field and claim their 20th victory of the season.

NOTRE DAME - VIRGINIA TECH SERIES HISTORY

Notre Dame and Virginia Tech will be meeting for the 10th time on Wednesday evening and the first time in the ACC tournament. The Irish and Hokie met on Jan. 27, 2018 at Purcell Pavilion. Virginia Tech prevailed 80-75, in a game that the Irish played without Bonzie Colson or Matt Farrell in the line up.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series 7-2. 

WINNINGEST CLASS AT NOTRE DAME

The 2017-18 senior class of Bonzie Colson, Matt Farrell, Martinas Geben, Matt Gregory and graduate student Austin Torres has set the mark as the all-time winningest senior class at Notre Dame.

The 2016-17 senior class of Steve Vasturia, V.J. Beachem and graduate student Patrick Mazza and the the 2012-13 group of Joey Brooks, Mike Broghammer, Jack Cooley and Scott Martin previously held the school record with 97 wins. 

MOST WINS AT NOTRE DAME - FOUR YEAR SPAN:

Year 1

Wins

Year 2

Wins

Year 3

Wins

Year 4

Wins

Total

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

2016-17

26

2017-18

19

201

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

2016-17

26

97

2009-10

23

2010-11

27

2011-12

22

2012-13

25

97

2007-08

25

2008-09

21

2009-10

23

2010-11

27

96

2012-13

25

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

2015-16

24

96

2011-12

22

2012-13

25

2013-14

15

2014-15

32

94



IRISH HAVE SHORT BUT STRONG HISTORY IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT

Notre Dame is finishing its fifth season as a member of the ACC and has already compiled a distinguished resume at the league tournament. The Irish are 7-3 all-time in the championship competition, including the 2015 title (defeating both Duke and North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina) while also advancing to the 2017 championship game against Duke.

NOTRE DAME ACC TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Date

City

Site

Opponent

ND Rank

Opp Rank

W/L

ND

Opp

2014

3/12/2014

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Wake Forest

L

69

81

2015

3/12/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Miami

11 / 9

W

74

64

3/13/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Duke

11 / 9

2 / 2

W

74

64

3/14/2015

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

North Carolina

11 / 9

19 / 19

W

90

82

2016

3/10/2016

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Duke

19 / 20

W OT

84

79

3/11/2016

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

North Carolina

3 / 3

L

47

78

2017

3/9/17

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Virginia

22/16

21/21

W

71

58

3/10/17

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Florida State

22/16

16/17

W

77

73

3/11/17

Brookyn, NY

Barclays Center

Duke

22/16

14/14

L

66

75

2018

3/6/18

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Pittsburgh

W

67

64


BARCLAYS CENTER SUCCESS

Notre Dame boasts and impressive resume of victories at the Barclays Center, including the 2016 Legend Classic Championship and two victories in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Of all ACC teams, Notre Dame has the most apperances (10) and wins (eight) - followed by Duke (6-0), Pittsburgh (4-5) and Florida State (3-1). 

Date

ND Rank

Opponent

Opp Rank

Result

Score

Tournament

11-16-12

20/21

St. Joseph’s

L (OT)

70-79

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

11-17-12

20/21

BYU

W

78-68

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

3-18-16

Michigan

W

70-63

NCAA Tournament

3-20-16

Stephen F. Austin

W

76-75

NCAA Tournament

11-21-16

Colorado

W

89-83

Legends Classic

11-22-16

Northwestern

W

70-66

Legends Classic

3/9/17

22/16

Virginia

21/21

W

71-58

ACC Championship

3/10/17

22/16

Florida State

16/17

W

77-73

ACC Championship

3/11/17

22/16

Duke

14/14

L

66-75

ACC Championship

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

W

67-64

ACC Championship


COLSON AND FARRELL IN BARCLAYS

Notre Dame is 7-2 all-time in the Barclays Center - but the current group of Irish players have a 6-1 record in the home of the Brooklyn Nets. 

Among the Irish players who have been on the Notre Dame roster for the seven most-recent Barclays Center games - seniors Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell boast impressive individual statistical lines in their Barclays history.

COLSON IN BARCLAYS CENTER

Date

Opponent

Tourn.

MP

FG

3FG

FT

O-D-TR

PF

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

3/18/16

Michigan

NCAA

18

4-5

0-0

4-4

2-3-5

3

0

1

2

0

12

3/20/16

Stephen F. Austin

NCAA

13

2-3

0-0

4-5

1-1-2

1

0

2

0

1

8

11/21/16

Colorado

Legends

27

6-13

1-1

9-9

4-8-12

4

0

2

1

2

22

11/22/16

Northwestern

Legends

38

4-13

1-3

4-6

4-7-11

1

2

0

0

1

13

3/9/17

Virginia

ACC

33

6-14

1-3

8-11

3-7-10

1

0

1

2

0

21

3/10/17

Florida State

ACC

37

7-13

0-0

4-6

2-4-6

2

2

1

1

1

18

3/11/17

Duke

ACC

38

12-21

2-3

3-5

5-4-9

2

0

1

0

3

29

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

ACC

33

5-14

0-3

9-10

2-4-6

2

0

0

3

2

19

Totals

237

46-96

5-13

47-58

23-38-61

16

4

8

8

10

142

Avg

29.6

.479

.385

.810

7.6

2.0

17.8


FARRELL IN BARCLAYS CENTER

Date

Opponent

Tourn.

MP

FG

3FG

FT

O-D-TR

PF

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

3/18/16

Michigan

NCAA

22

2-4

1-2

0-0

1-0-1

1

4

3

0

0

5

3/20/16

Stephen F. Austin

NCAA

31

3-5

0-1

2-2

0-2-2

1

4

2

0

0

8

11/21/16

Colorado

Legends

32

7-13

2-4

4-4

0-1-1

3

6

0

0

3

20

11/22/16

Northwestern

Legends

34

5-11

2-4

6-6

1-2-3

2

6

1

0

1

18

3/9/17

Virginia

ACC

37

4-8

1-3

5-7

0-0-0

0

4

1

0

2

14

3/10/17

Florida State

ACC

36

6-15

3-8

0-1

0-0-0

2

6

2

0

1

15

3/11/17

Duke

ACC

39

5-12

1-6

2-3

1-2-3

2

7

2

0

0

13

3/6/18

Pittsburgh

ACC

37

4-11

3-8

7-9

0-2-2

2

3

2

0

0

18

Totals

268

36-79

13-36

26-32

3-9-12

13

40

13

0

7

111

Avg

33.5

.455

.361

.813

1.5

5.0

13.9


 

 

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