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Sept. 12, 1997

Notre Dame Unveils 1997-98 Basketball Schedule

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 1997-98 University of Notre Dame men's basketball team will play 16 games against schools that participated in postseason play last season. The Irish will meet six schools, and play seven games, against NCAA tournament teams from last year, and play nine games against five different teams that participated in the National Invitation Tournament.

NCAA tournament teams on the Irish schedule include Marquette, Indiana, Villanova, Boston College, Providence and Georgetown (twice). NIT teams on the schedule are Pittsburgh, Connecticut, West Virginia, Miami (all twice) and Syracuse.

Notre Dame opens the season on Sun., November 9, with an exhibition game against Athletes in Action at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Joyce Center and will also play an exhibition game on Tues., December 9, against Marathon.

The Irish, who posted a 16-14 record last season en route to an appearance in the NIT quarterfinals, start the regular season on Mon., November 17, with a home game against the Citadel at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Notre Dame non-conference schedule is highlighted by game at Marquette (November 21) and Indiana (December 3).

The BIG EAST Conference schedule for the Irish begins with a pair of December games with the Irish traveling to Pittsburgh on Sat., December 6 and a home game against St. John's on Tues., December 30.

Notre Dame will make two appearances on NBC television this season: Sat., January 31 at St. John's and Sat., February 28 at Providence. The Irish will be televised by ESPN twice (Wed., January 21 vs. Syracuse and Wed., February 25 vs. Georgetown) and will appear on ESPN2 twice (Wed., December 3 vs. Indiana and Tues., February 17 vs. Connecticut).

Notre Dame's television appearances on ESPN Regional, which include SportsChannel Chicago and WNDU-TV in South Bend, are still to be determined.

Event Calendar

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January 12
W, 67-62
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)
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ESPN

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January 14
W, 76-71
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
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ACC Network

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January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

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ACC Network
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
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January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
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ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
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ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
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February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
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February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
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February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
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February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
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February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
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February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
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March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
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March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS
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March 7
TBA
ACC Tournament
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
March 16
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NCAA Tournament
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