The ACC steps into the midweek spotlight with an intriguing matchup in South Bend. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes at the Joyce Center on Wednesday.
The Hurricanes (23-5 SU, 17-9-1 ATS) beat Louisville 73-65 at home on Saturday to end a tough stretch in their schedule that began with a 25-point loss at North Carolina, and then a 3-point win over Virginia. Davon Reed and Angel Rodriguez both scored 17 for the Hurricanes, who outscored Louisville by 10 after halftime.
The Fighting Irish (19-9 SU, 12-13-1 ATS) were routed 56-77 at Florida State for their second loss in a three-game road stretch, which included a loss at Georgia Tech and a win at Wake Forest. They started the season 14-5, but are just 5-4 in their last nine contests.
Note Dame has won three of their last five meetings with Miami, but the most recent matchup resulted in Miami winning 79-70 at home as 5.5-point favorites on February 3. The Hurricanes perform better at home as they've lost their last three trips to South Bend; their last win there came back in January 2000. Wednesday's game starts at 7 PM ET with coverage on ESPN.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have fallen out of the Top 25 rankings, but they're still only two ACC games behind the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes, who are tied for the fewest losses in the conference.
The Hurricanes have rebounded from a bad loss at North Carolina with wins over Louisville and Virginia, but four of their five losses this season have been on the road. The Fighting Irish were thumped at Florida State for their second loss in three games, but they've won three straight at home over Miami. The Hurricanes won the first meeting of the season by a score of 79-70 at home in early February.
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