Notre Dame could make a run at the ACC regular season title
Notre Dame is currently tied for first place in the ACC.
The Irish are sitting at 9-3 in conference play, tied with No. 7 Duke atop the ACC. The Blue Devils’ loss to Virginia on Monday night puts them in a tie with Notre Dame — for now.
Notre Dame has out-played even the loftiest of expectations for this team in recent weeks, especially when taking into account the win over Kentucky. Mike Brey’s squad has lost just twice since Christmas — on the road at Virginia Tech on Jan. 15 and at home vs. Duke on Jan. 31.
Notre Dame’s schedule sets up in a way that could allow for an ACC regular season title to become reality. The Irish have just one more game vs. a likely NCAA Tournament team — at Wake Forest on Feb. 19.
If they can finish the year with a 7-1 record down the stretch, they will have a great chance to win the conference. Duke still has games remaining vs. Wake Forest and North Carolina. The Blue Devils have also struggled in lower-stakes games this season, dropping contests to teams like Virginia and Florida State.
Duke also plays the Cavaliers and Seminoles one more time this season, in addition to playing at Syracuse on Feb. 26.
Notre Dame’s ACC title run continues on Saturday vs. Louisville in South Bend.