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WHO: Notre Dame (12-10, 2-7 ACC) vs. Miami (Fla.) (9-12, 1-8)
WHERE: Watsco Center (7,972), Coral Gables, Fla.
WHEN: Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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: Sophomore guard Chris Lykes scored a team-high 16 points in Saturday’s 56-46 Miami loss at No. 3 Virginia. The Hurricanes scored a season-low for points and finished with a season-low four 3-point baskets. Guard D.J. Vasiljevic had a steak of 33 games of making at least one 3-pointer snapped. …. The Hurricanes have lost five in a row and eight of nine. Their league win is over Wake Forest. … Miami is 7-5 at home. … The Hurricanes return three starters off last year’s team that finished 22-10, 11-7 and tied for third in the ACC last season. Miami was picked this preseason to finish 10th, one spot behind Notre Dame. … The all-time series is tied 11-11. Miami leads the series 4-3 as ACC colleagues and has won three of the last four. Notre Dame is 2-2 at the Watsco Center. … Both teams recently finished league stretches of four of five games against ranked team. Each went 0-4. … Miami dresses only seven scholarship players. … Lykes and Notre Dame freshman guard Prentiss Hubb were teammates at Gonzaga College High School in Washington. … Notre Dame is coming off Saturday’s 79-73 victory at Boston College where it shot 52.9 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3, both season highs for a conference game. … Irish junior guard T.J. Gibbs became the 63rd player in program history to score at least 1,000 points with his 19 in Saturday’s victory at Boston College. Gibbs has 1,006 for his career. … Irish junior power forward John Mooney has eight-straight double doubles in league play. He leads the ACC with 14. … Notre Dame looks to win consecutive ACC games for the first time this season and first time since beating Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech on consecutive nights in the 2018 ACC Tournament.
QUOTING I: “It is much more exhausting as the leader when you have it hit the fan with injuries and numbers down and you lost a couple (games). It’s a fine balance point. It’s tricky. We’re back at 11 bodies. I don’t know what to do with them.”
QUOTING II: “Our guys are trying hard, but not able to get over the hump yet. Hopefully we can get things turned around.”