No. 3 Notre Dame plays No. 5 Wichita State

player dribbling basketball past another playerIn the Midwest region of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament or as some call it the Big Dance Step 16, we have the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame 31-5 playing the Shockers of Wichita State 30-4 and this will be a game that will give the fans a lot of action. The game will be played on Thursday the 26th of March 2015 and the game is played at the Quicken Arena in Cleveland, Ohio with tip-off at 7:20 PM ET and will be seen on CBS TV.

The opening odds are slightly favoring the Shockers at -1 with the Over/under in the game at 137 and the Money Line is -120 and the comeback Money Line of the Fighting Irish is EVEN. The concern in this game expressed by the experts is can the talented players Shocker players stop the high-scoring offense of Notre Dame.

If you Bet on College hoops at SBG Global and you are following this exciting single elimination tournament and are an avid Irish fan then surely your aware that your team outlasted the Bulldogs of Butler with some great performance out of their offensive star Grant with his scoring and assists in their games thus far in the tournament. This for your info is the 1st trip ever for Notre Dame to the Big Dance, division Sweet 16 for at least 10 years!

If the Irish are to win this game they will need all the offensive stars to be in attendance and participating, and prepare themselves to play against the very strong and difficult defense of the shockers as Wichita State has held their opponents to averaging only 56.5 points in 2014-15. This season the Irish played in the Atlantic Coast Conference and out of their conference they managed to win some 14 games of their total of 15 non-conference games.

For those that are fans of the Shockers of Wichita State your team is as ready as they can be to move on in this tournament as they managed to handle the big favorite Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday beating them by 13 points as their stars played very well in that game. What was amazing was the offensive starters in that game for the shockers all shot 50% on their field goal shots, and on 3-pointers Wessel made 4 of his 6 attempts. With the Notre Dame defense struggling a bit this season, that is great news for the Shockers of Wichita State, as in Notre Dames ultimate 3 games they have allowed their opponents to an 44% completion on field goals. Defensively, Wichita State needs to decrease the points scored by the free shooting Irish, and their passing game as they are probably one of the best passing teams in this 2015 NCAA tournament and they are averaging some 14.9 assists each game, while the Shockers have held their opponents to just 8.2 assists each game in 2014-15.

Many think that the Shockers of Wichita State will shock the Irish and cause an upset in this Sweet 16 match-up and that would be a real shocker!