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How and what to watch for Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame in Second Round of 2022 NCAA Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Sunday’s second round March Madness matchup between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Bryson Williams celebrates after a three point shot against the Montana State Bobcats in the second half during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish flew won a double overtime thriller in the First Four in Dayton, then less than 48 hours later got another victory in San Diego over Alabama. They’ll take one a team that’s one of the best defensively in the nation in the Alabama Crimson Tide.

All odds below are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Game date: Sunday, March 19th
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
KenPom rating: 7 Overall, 45 Offense, 1 Defense
Leading scorer: Bryson Williams, 13.7 ppg
Key stat of tournament: Texas Tech was 12-20 from three-point range against the Bobcats.

It was a no-doubter in SoCal, as the Red Raiders ran away early and never had the issue in doubt. Nine players logged 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 are favored with good reason in Round 2.

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

First Four: Defeated No. 11 Rutgers 89-87 (2 OT)
First Round: Defeated No. 6 Alabama
KenPom rating: 50 Overall, 27 Offense, 96 Defense
Leading scorer: Blake Wesley, 14.4 ppg
Key stat of tournament: The Irish are looking to become the third team to reach the Final Four after playing in the First Four.

An injury to the 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 from three point range, and 29-54 from the floor as a team.