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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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November 3
TBA
Bethel Ind.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 7
TBA
Cardinal Stritch
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
TBA
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (Wintrust Arena)
November 13
TBA
Mount St. Marys
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 16
TBA
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 20
9:00 PM
Chaminade
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 21
TBA
Michigan or LSU Maui Invitational Game 2
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 22
TBA
Maui Invitational Game 3
Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)
November 30
TBA
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)
December 3
TBA
St. Francis Brooklyn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 5
TBA
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 9
TBA
Delaware
Newark, Del. (Bob Carpenter Center)
December 16
TBA
Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
December 19
TBA
Dartmouth
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 21
TBA
Southeastern Louisiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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