Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin - 3/25/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
College Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish play Friday night in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for another win after beating Xavier on Sunday. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 68.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 assists. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Badgers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Badgers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-2 on neutral courts this season.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after beating Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 75.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.2 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-4 on neutral courts this season.
This is going to be a great battle between two teams that won the second round on last-second shots. It's also a battle between two teams that weren't exactly expected to make it to this point.
I'm not sure what we're going to get from either of these teams. However, Notre Dame has more talent and more consistent shooting than the Badgers. Wisconsin is the more lucky team to be here and can go back to its scoring drought at any time. I'll side with the Irish in a toss up game.