Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-9, 5-6) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-7, 6-5)
Notre Dame, Indiana (Purcell Pavilion)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Odds: Notre Dame is a 7-point favorite. Ken Pom projects that Notre Dame will win 84-78 and gives Wake Forest a 30% chance to win.
Our Demon Deacons have a difficult task tonight when they travel to Indiana to take on the Fighting Irish. Last week was "must-win" week, and while this game certainly isn't a must-win, it's a great opportunity for Wake to get a tournament resume boosting win. Notre Dame has lost four games in a row, but three of those came against Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke, respectively.
John Collins should have a dominant game, as the Irish don't have anyone who can check him on the inside, but Notre Dame also has a number of very versatile wings who are at least 6'5". They are going to spread the Deacs and put them in vulnerable positions. Ultimately, Wake is going to need for the Irish to miss a few open jumpers.
I hope that you all will join me in the comments section throughout the game. As always, go Deacs!