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Notre Dame-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule

Notre Dame-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule

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Men’s Basketball


Notre Dame at No. 19 Virginia Tech

6 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum

TV: ACC Network

Records: Notre Dame 3-6, 0-3 ACC; Virginia Tech 8-2, 2-1

Notes: Notre Dame is coming off a 66-65 loss at North Carolina last weekend. Notre Dame has also lost to Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, Purdue and UVa. … Nate Laszewski averages 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Fighting Irish. The 6-foot-10 junior forward leads the ACC in both field-goal percentage (65.8%) and 3-point field-goal percentage (59%); he ranks fourth nationally in the latter category. He had seven 3-pointers in last weekend’s loss. … Prentiss Hubb averages 14.8 points and 4.6 assists for the Fighting Irish, while Dane Goodwin averages 13.8 points. … Notre Dame leads the ACC in both 3-point field-goal percentage (38.9%) and free-throw percentage (79.3%). The Fighting Irish lead the nation in fewest fouls committed per game (12.4). … Keve Aluma averages 15.5 points for the Hokies.

— Mark Berman

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Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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