Although it may not be as strong this year as it has been in years past, the ACC is still one of the most feared and respected conferences in all of college basketball. Having said that, this weekend doesn’t really provide us with any marquee matchups, except for the lone game between two ranked teams as the #20 Fight Irish of Notre Dame head to Chapel Hill to take on the #12 North Carolina Tar Heels.
I’m not even going to sugarcoat this, Notre Dame BADLY needs a win. They’ve dropped four of their last five games, including their last three in a row, all of which have been conference games. They’re still only two games behind North Carolina for the ACC lead, but if these losses keep racking up for the Irish, then they could be on the outside looking in when the tournament rolls around in March. They’ll need leading scorer Bonzie Colson to continue to put up points against the Tar Heels, but they’ll also need production from the other four starters, as well as their bench. Yes, that was a very obvious thing to say, but when you’re in the midst of a three-game losing streak, you need all the advice you can get to right the ship.
After going on a seven-game winning streak, North Carolina has not played well over their last two games. Their winning streak came to an end against unranked Miami, and then they barely squeaked by Pitt in their last game, who is in dead last in the ACC. I do think the Tar Heels have the edge going into this game, but they can’t look past the faltering Fighting Irish towards their big game next week against rival Duke at Cameron Indoor Arena. As long as UNC continues to score at the rate they have been this year (88 points a game), they shouldn’t have any trouble with Notre Dame and will continue to hold onto their lead in the ACC.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. UNC Tar Heels Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M. EST
Location: Dean E. Smith Center; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
How To Live Stream Notre Dame vs. UNC Online
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