Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame 3/20/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/19/2022 at 2:09 PM ET

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Sunday at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region. Notre Dame defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 78-64 on Friday in the first round. Cormac Ryan was the leading scorer for Notre Dame with 29 points. Notre Dame shot 53.7% overall and 62.5% from 3-point territory. The Irish held Alabama to 40.6% shooting.

Blake Wesley is the leading scorer for Notre Dame with an average of 14.4 points per game, while Paul Atkinson Jr is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.9 rebounds per game and Prentiss Hubb is the leader in assists with an average of 4.1 assists per game. Notre Dame has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 72.5 points per game.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders reached the second round of the NCAA tournament’s West Region by defeating Montana State 97-62 on Friday afternoon. The leading score for Texas Tech was Bryson Williams with 20 points. The Red Raiders shot 66.7% overall and an impressive 60.0% from three-point territory. Texas Tech committed only 12 turnovers and forced Montana State into turning the ball over 16 times. The Red Raiders outrebounded the Bobcats 34-26.

Bryson Williams is the leading scorer for Texas Tech with an average of 13.7 points per game, while Kevin Obanor is the leading rebounder with an average of 5.0 rebounds per game and Kevin McCullar is the leader in assists with an average of 3.2 assists per game. Texas Tech has only two players averaging double figures in scoring and the Red Raiders as a team are scoring an average of 71.7 points per game. 

Texas Tech's defense is extremely strong, allowing an average of only 60.7 points per game and its offense is 41st in the nation with a 47.0% field goal percentage. However, Texas Tech has had problems covering the number, failing to cover five out of the last seven, while Notre Dame has covered the nut in six of its last eight. The Fighting Irish are coming off a 14-point victory over Alabama in which they shot 53.7%. Notre Dame will hang close and cover the nut, while possibly pulling off an upset. Final Score Prediction, Texas Tech Red Raiders win but fall short ATS 71-67.

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