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It’s official: California, SMU and Stanford will be league games for the Irish next season. The Atlantic Coast Conference revealed its 2024-25 league play schedule, and the three newcomers — along with every other team at least once — are on Notre Dame’s slate.

Among their 20 ACC games, the date and time of which are to be announced, the Irish play three teams both at home and on the road: Boston College, Georgia Tech and Syracuse. Cal, SMU and Stanford will be home games for Notre Dame, who is tied for 11th in the current ACC standings.

Of the three new ACC teams, none are projected to make the NCAA Tournament this season. SMU has the best record at 19-9 (10-5 American Athletic Conference), while Cal has markedly improved from its dreadful 2022-23 campaign.

The Golden Bears went 3-29 a year ago, but they’re 13-16 now with a positive record in the Pac-12 (9-7). Stanford, on the other hand, is 12-15 (7-10 Pac-12).

Meanwhile, Notre Dame’s repeat opponents seem favorable for the Irish. They played also Boston College and Georgia Tech twice this season, while Syracuse replaces Duke, Virginia Tech and Virginia.

The Eagles and Yellow Jackets sit near the bottom of the ACC standings, with Boston College tied with Notre Dame at the moment. Syracuse is 19-10 (10-8 ACC), but ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi does not currently project the Orange to make the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s Notre Dame’s full list of ACC opponents for the 2024-25 season.

Notre Dame men’s basketball 2024-25 ACC opponents

Home: California, Louisville, SMU, Stanford, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Syracuse

Away: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wake Forest, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Syracuse

More from Irish men’s basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry

On if Tuesday night’s win over Wake Forest was a coming-of-age moment: “I think so. We talked before the game about just competing. Competing for each other. Just competing for Notre Dame, man. Competing for the name on the back, too, right? Our family and friends have stuck by us this whole time. 

“This point in time of the year, there’s a lot of teams that quit. There’s a lot of teams with our record that have quit. And these dudes are having fun. I love every day at practice, right? It hurts me now that we gotta shorten practice, because it’s late February and we can’t keep grinding and going hard and doing everything as much as I want to. But they’re having fun competing with each other and for each other. That’s the biggest thing. No lead, nothing seems insurmountable to this group.”

On Notre Dame being a team no one wants to play in early March: “Yeah, like I’ve always said, we want to play our best basketball at the end of the season. And I think that’s what we’re doing. The game’s starting to slow down for some of these guys, for some of these freshmen. If we can keep our foot on the gas defensively and how we want to play, and then keep playing the right way offensively. Guys played a lot of minutes because there was some foul trouble and some other things, so they had to play a little bit more minutes, like [freshman guards] Braeden [Shrewsberry] and Markus [Burton]. Carey played a lot, on a hot day. But they still kind of fought through it. You get those contributions, right?

“We probably missed [junior guard] J.R. [Konieczny‘s] minutes a little bit, like he could come in and give us a spurt. Logan gives us a spurt. As you see guys keep getting better and better, they still believe. They still believe in what we’re doing. And yeah, we want to keep doing it. I want to keep playing. I’m gonna keep playing as much as we can, man. I want to keep playing because I love the direction that we’re going.”

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