Preview: Louisville vs Notre Dame

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The Louisville Cardinals are back home on Sunday for a Senior Day matchup with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After a loss on Wednesday, Louisville is now 18-11 overall and 9-7 in the ACC.  Notre Dame is 13-15 and 3-12.

 

John Mooney leads Notre Dame in both scoring (14.0) and rebounding (10.8).  TJ Gibbs is also scoring 13.7 points per game for the Irish.  Notre Dame has the second worst record in the ACC. Its only wins of the conference season have come against Boston College (twice) and Georgia Tech. Louisville has lost 6 of its last 8 games after starting out 7-1 in ACC play. 

 

Louisville is a team in need of a win on Sunday. The Cards had 2 wins in the entire month of February. As they learned at Boston College on Wednesday, any team in this league can beat you on any night. They will need to be prepared for a tough game regardless of the record of their opponent. Louisville is still probably in good shape for an NCAA tournament bid, but their seed is dropping with every loss. This is another opportunity today to get back some confidence with a big win over a conference opponent. 

 

The game starts at 1:30 ET and will be televised live on CBS. Louisville is currently favored by 9 points. 

Prediction:

Louisville 78 Notre Dame 67

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