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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

WHO: Notre Dame (11-6; 1-4 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (10-8; 2-3)

WHERE: McCamish Pavilion (8,600), Atlanta.

WHEN: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

TV: RSN. The game will be broadcast locally only on Comcast Channel 101.

RADIO: WSBT (960 AM/96.1 FM).

ONLINE: Follow every Notre Dame game with live updates from Tribune beat writer Tom Noie at twitter.com@tnoieNDI

NOTING: Power forward James Banks had 24 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 79-51 home loss to Louisville. Georgia Tech was without three of its top seven scorers due to injuries. … The Yellow Jackets have fielded eight starting lineups with 10 players starting at least three games. … Banks, who played at LaLumiere School in LaPorte, played his first two years of college at Texas. … The Yellow Jackets return two starters off last year’s team that finished 13-19, 6-12 and 13th place in the league. ... Winners of 14 league games the last two years, Georgia Tech was picked this preseason to finish 13th. … Georgia Tech is 8-4 at home. … The Yellow Jackets have non-league losses to Northwestern, Tennessee, Gardner-Webb, St. John’s and Georgia. They have a non-league win at Arkansas. … Georgia Tech has lost three of its last four league games with ACC wins at home over Wake Forest and at Syracuse. … Notre Dame is 0-3 on the road and 1-4 overall away from home. … The Irish are one of five ACC teams at 1-4. … Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 10-8, 9-1 at McCamish Pavilion. Notre Dame is 1-4 at McCamish since joining the ACC with the win Jan. 14, 2015. It has lost its last three games at McCamish by a total of 10 points. … Irish power forward John Mooney is averaging 17.5 points and 17.5 rebounds in his last two games. He has a conference-best 10 double doubles. … Freshman guard Dane Goodwin scored 17 of his career-high tying 19 points in the second half of Saturday’s 77-73 loss to North Carolina State. … Since starting 3-0 in league play last season, the Irish have lost 14 of their last 20 conference contests. Prior to last season, Notre Dame had a combined 13 league losses the previous two (2015-16, 2016-17). Add in the 14-4 league record in 2014-15, and the Irish lost only 17 league games over three ACC seasons.

QUOTING: “We’re a confident group. We do need a win. That’s the bottom line, head down to Atlanta and try to claw one out.”

• Notre Dame junior power forward John Mooney.

-Tom Noie