Bracket projection: Notre Dame
The surging Irish will live and die by the trey this tournament
The Irish could reach the Final Four in the right draw, but I don't like their chances against Purdue's defensive intensity in a potential Sweet 16 encounter. Notre Dame needs open shots to win, and those are few and far between against the Boilers.
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