Notre Dame men's basketball: Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech

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

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

WHEN: Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

TV: ACC Network.

RADIO: WSBT (960 AM/96.1 FM).

ONLINE: Follow every Notre Dame game with live updates from Tribune beat writer Tom Noie at

NOTING: Moses Wright scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Jordan Usher and James Banks each scored 13 points in Saturday’s 71-52 victory at Boston College. The Yellow Jackets led by as many as 21 and held the Eagles to 29.8 percent from the field, 16.7 percent from 3. … The Yellow Jackets are 2-2 in their last four league games with wins at North Carolina and at Boston College and losses at Florida State and home to Duke. … Georgia Tech returns four starters off last year’s team that finished 14-18, 6-12 and 10th place in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets were picked this preseason to finish 12th. … After winning 21 games in 2016-17, the Yellow Jackets have won a combined 27 the last two years. … Georgia Tech ranks 12th in the league in scoring offense (68.1 ppg.) and 11th for scoring defense (67.1). It ranks sixth for field goal percentage (.447), field goal percentage defense (.394) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.313). It ranks 14th in turnover margin (-2.40) and 15th (last) for free throw percentage (.653) and assist/turnover ratio (0.75). … Banks leads the league in blocks (3.3). ... Guard Michael Devoe ranks sixth in scoring (16.1). … Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 11-10; Notre Dame is 7-5 as ACC colleagues. The Irish are 1-10 all-time in Atlanta with the win (62-59) in 2015. … Georgia Tech is one of two (Boston College) permanent repeat opponents for Notre Dame. … Irish power forward John Mooney leads the ACC in double doubles (13) and rebounds (13.9). … The Irish are 1-2 on the road in league play. … Irish associate head coach Rod Balanis is a Georgia Tech graduate. … Notre Dame takes the first of its two weeks off following this one and returns to action Jan. 22 at home against Syracuse.

QUOTING: “I think we’re playing pretty good; I think we’re playing pretty good. God, if we can just be better in those last four minutes, but it’s not like we haven’t done it. My message to them down in crunch time, just be solid. Just don’t change anything. Just hang in there. We need a league win, there’s no question about it. The clock’s ticking.”

• Notre Dame coach Mike Brey.

-Tom Noie

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey talks to his team during the first half against Detroit Mercy Tuesday at Purcell Pavilion.