March 12, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team will play host to the University of Michigan at 9:00 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Joyce Center in a first-round National Invitation Tournament matchup.
This marks Notre Dame's 31st overall postseason men's basketball appearance and its seventh in the NIT . The Irish previously played in the NIT in 1968 (third place), 1973 (runnerup), 1983 (first-round loss), 1984 (runnerup), 1992 (runnerup) and 1997 (third-round loss). Notre Dame's last NIT appearance ended in a 67-66 Michigan win at the Joyce Center in that third-round matchup on March 20, 1997.
The winner of the Notre Dame-Michigan contest plays the winner of the Marquette-Xavier first-round game in a second-round contest -- with the date and site for that game to be determined at a later date.
Tickets for Notre Dame's first-round NIT matchup with Michigan go on sale at 9:00 a.m. EST Monday. Tickets prices are $18 (loge), $15 (lower arena), $8 (bleacher) and $4 (Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Holy Cross students with identification).
Season-ticket holders must reserve their seats on Monday for all three potential NIT home games. Beginning Tuesday, any season-ticket seats that have not been reserved will be made available to the general public.
Tickets will be sold both at the Joyce Center Gate 10 ticket office and by phone by calling 219-631-7356. Ticket-sale hours will 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. EST Monday and Tuesday and 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday.
The first 250 Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Holy Cross students will be admitted free of charge at Gate 10 on Wednesday night.