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Notre Dame Earns 10th Seed In Upcoming 2009 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship
Kyle McAlarney and the Irish earned the No. 10 seed in the 2009 BIG EAST Championship and will play Rutgers in first-round action.
 
Kyle McAlarney and the Irish earned the No. 10 seed in the 2009 BIG EAST Championship and will play Rutgers in first-round action.

March 8, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -

2008 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship Bracket Get Acrobat Reader

The Notre Dame men's basketball team has earned the No. 10 seed for the 2009 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship that will take place March 10-14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y.. The Irish (17-13, 8-10) will face No. 15 seed Rutgers (11-20, 2-16) in first round action on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

The BIG EAST, in conjunction with its Digital Media partner, JumpTV, will offer exclusive free live video streams of the four first-round games through the conference's official streaming video platform, BIGEAST.tv.

Notre Dame finished tied for ninth with Cincinnati in the final regular-season standings, but the Bearcats earned the No. 9 seed in the tournament by virtue of their 93-83 win over the Irish during the regular season. Notre Dame is 4-13 all-time in BIG EAST Tournament action and 3-8 under head coach Mike Brey. Irish teams have advanced to the semifinals (both under Brey) on two occasions -- 2002 and 2007.

The Irish lead the all-time series against Rutgers 15-11 and have won four straight over the Scarlet Knights. This will be the third time meeting in BIG EAST championship play between the two schools with each team earning a victory. Notre Dame defeated the Scarlet Knights 74-62 in first-round action of the 2000 championship to post the first-ever win by an Irish team in the BIG EAST Tournament. In 2005, Rutgers handed Notre Dame a 72-65 setback in the first round.

This will be the second meeting of the season between the teams. The Irish won the only regular-season matchup when they registered a 70-65 victory at the Joyce Center on Feb. 25. Notre Dame is 9-4 all-time against Rutgers under Brey.

A win against the Scarlet Knights in the first round would pit Notre Dame against No. 7 West Virginia (21-10, 10-8) in second round action. That contest would be played on Wednesday evening, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and will be shown live on ESPN. The Mountaineers defeated the Irish earlier this season, 79-68, in Morgantown, W. Va. Following first-round action, all second round, quarterfinal, semifinal and championship game contests will be shown live on ESPN.

 

 

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November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBS

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