Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame Preview: TV Schedule, Channel, Start Time, Live Stream Info, Odds, March Madness Match Picks

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish earned a double overtime thriller in the First Four at Dayton, then less than 48 hours later picked up another victory in San Diego against Alabama. They will take a team that is one of the best defenses in the country in the Alabama Crimson Tide.

All odds below are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Match date: Sunday March 19
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV channel: TBS
Location: Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

odds: Texas Tech -7, Total 133

No. 3 Texas Tech 26-9 (12-6 Big 12)

First round: Defeated No. 14 Montana State 97-62
Ranking KenPom: 7 Total, 45 Attack, 1 Defense
Best striker: Bryson Williams, 13.7 points per game
Tournament Key Stat: Texas Tech was 12-20 on three-pointers against the Bobcats.

It was definitely in SoCal, as the Red Raiders ran away early and were never in doubt on the matter. Nine players recorded double-digit minutes as the bench emptied, and Terrence Shannon and Williams both led all scorers with 20 points. TTU won 33-24 on the glass and is rightfully favored in the second round.

No. 11 Notre Dame 23-10 (15-5 ACC)

first four: Defeated No. 11 Rutgers 89-87 (2 OT)
First round: Defeated #6 Alabama
Ranking KenPom: 50 Total, 27 Attack, 96 Defense
Best striker: Blake Wesley, 14.4 points per game
Tournament Key Stat: The Irish are looking to become the third team to reach the Final Four after playing in the First Four.

An injury to Crimson Tide’s Jahvon Quinerly was a factor, but Cormac Ryan’s 29 points and six rebounds were the biggest difference here. ND was 10-16 on three-pointers and 29-54 on the floor as a team.

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