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Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Duke Blue Devils Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, we didn’t want this game to be a must-win, but that’s currently where we are.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team plays the #7 Duke Blue Devils on the road on Saturday afternoon, and with the TOUGH one-point overtime loss on Tuesday at the Virginia Cavaliers, the Irish are now 15-9 overall, 6-7 in ACC play, and in DESPERATE need of resume-defining wins.

The Blue Devils come into this as an incredibly daunting opponent — 21-3 overall, 11-2 in the ACC, ranked 7th in the country, and hot off two big wins (an exciting buzzer beater win over the downtrodden rival Tar Heels on Saturday and then a 5-point win over 8th-ranked Florida State on Monday).