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Game Thread | Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech

March 7, 2023

Notre Dame (11-20, 3-17) vs. Virginia Tech (18-13, 8-12) 

Date: March 7th

Time: 7:00 PM ET 

Where: Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.

TV: ACC Network | Wes Durham and Jordan Cornette 

Line: Virginia Tech -6.5

O/U: 144.0


- The all-time series between the two teams is tied at 9-9.

- Virginia Tech beat the Irish 93-87 on February 11th. 

- Nate Laszewski scored a career-high 33 points in the first meeting.

- Notre Dame holds a record of 5-2 in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro. 

- The Hokies knocked Notre Dame out of the ACC Tournament a year ago in Brooklyn.  


Notre Dame

Name Points Rebounds Assists
Trey Wertz 8.5 2.9 3.3
Dane Goodwin 11.4 5.1 2.1
Cormac Ryan 12.1 4.0 2.5
Ven-Allen Lubin 6.4 4.4 0.4
Nate Laszewski 14.0 7.2 1.3

Virginia Tech

Name Points Rebounds Assists
Sean Pedulla 15.4 3.7 3.8
Hunter Cattoor 10.8 3.9 2.4
MJ Collins Jr. 4.4 2.4 1.4
Grant Basile 16.5 5.5 1.8
Justyn Mutts 12.9 7.3 4.8



Category Notre Dame Virginia Tech
Points  69.8 74.4
Opponent Points 72.3 69.1
FG% 44.3% 46.9%
Rebounds  31.1 33.8
Assists  12.0 15.8
Blocks 2.7 3.2
Steals 4.6 5.4

The ACC Tournament has been unkind to Notre Dame over the last two seasons as Virginia Tech bounced the Irish last year following one of the worst games in the Mike Brey era in 2021 where North Carolina rolled 101-59 in Greensboro. 

Tuesday night is simple. Notre Dame will need to play defense in the paint. 

In the first meeting with Virginia Tech this season, Grant Basile scored 33 points and Justyn Mutts chipped in 19 points. The Irish were dominated at the rim and Basile scored 16 in six minutes in the second half. In a season of embarrassing efforts, Basile’s second half dominance was one of the worst moments for the Irish. 

The good news is Nate Laszewski also scored 33 points in that game as he hit 12-of-19 shots from the field. Notre Dame will need an aggressive Laszewski if they want to advance, especially following Saturday’s performance where the Irish had just two starters in double figures. 

Notre Dame has the pieces to go on a run, but it’s hard to bet on a team that couldn’t find itself during an entire regular season as the Irish finished 3-17 in ACC play. Regardless, a loss and Brey’s tenure is officially over at Notre Dame as he’ll step away from the program at the end the year.

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