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Live Updates: Georgia Tech Takes on Notre Dame in 1st Round of ACC Tournament

Can the Yellow Jackets beat Notre Dame and advance to the 2nd round of the ACC Tournament?

It's almost game time. 

The ACC Tournament begins today and Georgia Tech and Notre Dame are the first teams up. The Yellow Jackets had their winning streak snapped on Saturday vs Virginia, but they have won four of their last six games heading into today's game. The winner of this game will get a chance to face Wake Forest tomorrow and the Yellow Jackets were able to beat the Demon Deacons last week on a buzzer-beater. 

This is the third matchup of the year between these two teams, with Notre Dame winning each of them by a combined ten points. The Fighting Irish have recent wins over Clemson and Wake Forest and have played well recently. 

Georgia Tech and Notre Dame are meeting in the ACC Tournament for the second time. The 15th-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the No. 10-seed Yellow Jackets, 78-71, in the opening round of the 2019 tournament in Charlotte.

In Tech’s 45-year history in the ACC, the Yellow Jackets have lost three games to a team in the same season 14 times, most recently in 2022-23 to Pittsburgh. Notre Dame defeated the Jackets twice during the regular season, 75-68 in overtime in Atlanta, and 58-55 in South Bend.

So who wins today's game? Stay locked in right here for live updates from today's first-round matchup between the Yellow Jackets and Fighting Irish. 


Georgia Tech's starting lineup is not changing today:

G- Nait George

G-Miles Kelly

F- Kowacie Reeves

F- Tafara Gapare

F- Baye Ndongo

1st Half

15:59- Notre Dame leads Georgia Tech 12-5. Notre Dame is 5-7 from the field and 2-3 from three. 

1:37- Notre Dame leads Georgia Tech 19-11. Very good start for Notre Dame offensively while Georgia Tech is having struggles shooting from three again.

6:49- Notre Dame leads 32-23. Freshman Markus Burton has 13 points already for the Fighting Irish. Nait George has 11 for GT

3:57- Notre Dame leads 39-25. Georgia Tech just can't get a stop. One of the worst offenses in the ACC is shooting 60% against them

Halftime: Notre Dame leads 45-35.

Was not a great half for Georgia Tech (especially on defense), but they are still in this game. 

2nd Half:

15:39 left- Notre Dame leads 55-43. Ndongo and George are the only sources of offense for the Yellow Jackets right now a

9:35 left- Georgia Tech has cut the lead to 70-63 after a pair of Sturdivant free throws

7:13- Notre Dame leads 74-69. Georgia Tech had cut it to two, but Shrewsberry hit a three on the other end to push the lead to five.