The Notre Dame Fighting Irish play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday in a First Four matchup in the West Region of the NCAA basketball tournament at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Notre Dame finished its regular season at 22-10 overall and 15-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Fighting Irish were defeated by the Virginia Tech Hokies in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.
Blake Wesley is the leading scorer for Notre Dame with an average of 14.6 points per game, while Paul Atkinson Jr is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.0 rebounds per game and Prentiss Hubb is the leader in assists with an average of 4.0 assists per game. Notre Dame has four players that average double-figures in scoring and as a team scores an average of 72.5 points per game.
Rutgers finished its regular season at 18-13 overall and 12-8 in Big 10 play. Rutgers was defeated by the Iowa Hawkeyes 84-74 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Geo Baker was the leading scorer for Rutgers with 23 points, while Clifford Omoruyi scored 17 points. Rutgers finished the season losing four of its final six.
Ron Harper Jr is the leading scorer for Rutgers with an average of 15.6 points per game, while Clifford Omoruyi is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.9 rebounds per game and Paul Mulcahy leader in assists with an average of 5.3 assists per game. Rutgers has three players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 67.9 points per game.