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Only one more half stands between N. Carolina and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Notre Dame 41-25.

N. Carolina entered the matchup having won four straight and they're just one half away from another. Will they make it five, or will Notre Dame step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ N. Carolina Tar Heels

Current Records: Notre Dame 12-17, N. Carolina 23-6

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N. Carolina is 8-2 against Notre Dame since January of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. Both teams will face off in an ACC battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Dean E. Smith Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

N. Carolina had already won three in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 9.7 points), and they went ahead and made it four on Saturday. They walked away with a 79-70 win over the Wolfpack.

N. Carolina got their win on the backs of several key players, but it was Harrison Ingram out in front who scored 22 points along with six rebounds and two steals. Ingram didn't help N. Carolina's cause all that much against Miami last Monday but the same can't be said for this match. The team also got some help courtesy of Elliot Cadeau, who scored 15 points along with seven assists.

Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish were able to grind out a solid victory over the Tigers on Saturday, taking the game 69-62. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but Markus Burton led the charge by scoring 21 points along with six rebounds. Burton has been hot recently, having posted 21 or more points the last three times he's played. Tae Davis was another key contributor, scoring 18 points along with five rebounds.

The Tar Heels have been performing well recently as they've won 16 of their last 19 matchups, which provided a nice bump to their 23-6 record this season. As for the Fighting Irish, their victory was their fourth straight at home, which pushed their record up to 12-17.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: N. Carolina have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 40.8 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Notre Dame struggles in that department as they've been averaging 36.3 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Looking ahead, N. Carolina is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 15 points. This contest will be their 16th straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 8-7 against the spread).


N. Carolina is a big 15-point favorite against Notre Dame, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tar Heels as a 15.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 138 points.

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Series History

N. Carolina has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Notre Dame.

  • Feb 22, 2023 - N. Carolina 63 vs. Notre Dame 59
  • Jan 07, 2023 - N. Carolina 81 vs. Notre Dame 64
  • Jan 05, 2022 - Notre Dame 78 vs. N. Carolina 73
  • Mar 10, 2021 - N. Carolina 101 vs. Notre Dame 59
  • Jan 02, 2021 - N. Carolina 66 vs. Notre Dame 65
  • Feb 17, 2020 - Notre Dame 77 vs. N. Carolina 76
  • Nov 06, 2019 - N. Carolina 76 vs. Notre Dame 65
  • Jan 15, 2019 - N. Carolina 75 vs. Notre Dame 69
  • Feb 12, 2018 - N. Carolina 83 vs. Notre Dame 66
  • Jan 13, 2018 - N. Carolina 69 vs. Notre Dame 68