No. 11 seed Rutgers (18-13, 12-8 Big Ten), led by forward Ron Harper Jr., faces No. 11 seed Notre Dame (22-10, 15-5 ACC) in the NCAA Tournament first-four qualifying round on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (3/16/22) at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
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Here’s what you need to know:
What: NCAA Tournament, first four qualifying game
WHO: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
Or: UD Arena
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-10, 15-5 ACC) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-13, 12-8 Big Ten)
Dayton, Ohio; Wednesday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Scarlet Knights record in Big Ten play is 12-8. Rutgers is averaging 67.9 points while outscoring opponents by 2.1 points per game.
The Fighting Irish are 15-5 in ACC play. Notre Dame is third in the ACC, allowing 66.8 points while holding opponents to 43.1 percent shooting.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 15.6 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights. Geo Baker is averaging 1.1 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Rutgers.
Prentiss Hubb is averaging 9.1 points and four assists for the Fighting Irish. Blake Wesley is averaging 10.1 points over Notre Dame’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES
Scarlet Knights: 6-4, averaging 65.8 points, 27.4 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents are averaging 68.1 points per game.
Fighting Irish: 7-3, averaging 77.4 points, 32.3 rebounds, 15.9 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. Their opponents average 70.1 points.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)