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The buzz is building for Notre Dame fans as the Irish get ready to play Maryland Sunday night.

"It's awesome. This is my third year going to the Final Four and I just love it. The experience and watching the kids play. I just wish them the best," says fan Mike Williams who made the trip from South Bend.

This year with the team playing in Nashville, fans have gotten the chance to enjoy the Music City, but they're also hoping to enjoy some ND wins since they made the trip.

"They play the game the right way. They're a team. They have a lot of talent. Fourth time coming, fourth time's the charm," says Notre Dame fan Richard Jacobs from South Bend.

Not all fans had to make a long trip though. Some Notre Dame faithful are getting to see the team in their hometown of Nashville for the first time.

"It's been a cool experience to know the Final Four was coming here, but we've been crossing our fingers that Notre Dame was going to make it. We sat there last year like they've made it three years in a row, so very excited," says ND fan Katie Rand, who lives in Nashville.

Fans know the wins may not come so easy this year with Natalie Achonwa injured.

Even with the star forward sidelined with an ACL tear, fans still have faith in their Irish. "Lot of talent, just gotta have the confidence," says Jacobs.

Win or lose though, the Irish faithful are just happy to see the team in the Final Four, a fourth straight year.

"Every year is great. That's why I retired and moved to South Bend because I enjoy this so much," says Williams.

 

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