Notre Dame (22-10) is making its 13th tournament appearance under longtime coach Mike Brey. The Irish split their last six games and was knocked out of the ACC tournament in the quarterfinal round by Virginia Tech.
Rutgers (18-13) is back in the tournament for the second straight season. The Scarlet Knights are led by coach Steve Pikiell. Rutgers is 2-4 in its last four games and lost in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
- Date: March 16
- Time: 9:30 p.m. start
- TV channel: TruTV
- Live stream: Gamepass Anywhere
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame Game Preview
Senior guard Geo Baker averages 12.4 points, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. The New Hampshire native can space the floor for the Scarlet Knights, shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc. Baker has scored at least 16 points in four of his last nine games. In his last outing against Iowa, he tallied 23 points, three steals and went 4-for-7 from downtown. This was Baker’s 11th game with at least three 3-pointers.
Blake Wesley led the Irish this season with 14.6 points per game. He’s one of three players who averaged double figures along with Dane Goodwin (13.9 ppg.) and Paul Atkinson (12.3 ppg.), who leads the Irish with 7.0 rebounds per game. Sixth man Nate Laszewski (46%) and Goodwin (44.8%) ranked in the top five in the ACC in three-point shooting percentage. Prentiss Hubb (9.1) and Cormac Ryan (8.4 ppg.) are excellent role players
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Notre Dame vs. Rutgers stat to know
Rutgers ranked 306th in the nation in three-point attempts, and they were 7-2 in games where they did not shoot more than 20 three-pointers. The Irish rank 94th in Division I in three-attempts, and they are 7-2 in games where they had 25 three-point attempts or more.
How to watch Notre Dame vs. Rutgers March Madness games in 2022
CBS and Turner Sports stations (TBS, TNT and truTV) will continue to split broadcast duties in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, a deal that will run through 2032. You can stream Notre Dame vs Rutgers First Four college football game through Gamepass.
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame predictions
- Rutgers to win moneyline @ +100 via BetMGM
- Total Points: Under 131.5 @ -110 via BetMGM
- Paul Atkinson under 7.5 rebounds @ -106 via FanDuel Sportsbook