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Notre Dame Basketball

Notre Dame To Host 2018 Gotham Classic

June 7, 2018

The Notre Dame men's basketball will host a complete in-season tournament event for the first time in program history in Purcell Pavilion. 

UIC (11/6), Radford (11/14) and William & Mary (11/17) will play in South Bend for the Notre Dame regional of the Gotham Classic, which will be followed by the tournament Showcase Game between Notre Dame and Duquesne on November 20th. 

"With an international trip this summer, plus games in Madison Square Garden and at UCLA, it was a priority to get as many home games as possible for our developing group this year,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey. 

“We will be challenged by all four of these teams, who are among the top emerging programs in the country right now."

2018 Gotham Classic Notre Dame Regional Round
November 6, 2018 - Notre Dame vs. UIC, 7 p.m. ET
November 14, 2018 - Notre Dame vs. Radford, 7 p.m. ET
November 17, 2018 - Notre Dame vs. William & Mary, 12 p.m. ET

Showcase Game 
November 20, 2018 - Notre Dame vs. Duquesne, 7 p.m. ET

Full Gotham Classic Schedule 
Nov. 6 - UIC at Notre Dame
Nov. 9 - UIC at Radford
Nov. 10 - William & Mary at Duquesne
Nov. 12 - UIC at Duquesne
Nov. 14 - Radford at Notre Dame
Nov. 15 - William & Mary at UIC
Nov. 17 - William & Mary at Notre Dame
Nov. 17 - Radford at Duquesne
Nov. 20 - Duquesne at Notre Dame
Nov. 20 - Radford at William & Mary

Gotham Classic Notes 

•    UIC finished 20-16 in 2017-18 and advanced to the championship game of the post-season tournament. 
•    The 2017-18 season was UIC’s first 20-win season since 2004, and the Flames posted a school-record nine road victories during the season.
•    November 6 will mark Notre Dame’s first-ever meeting with UIC. 
•    Radford finished 23-13 in 2017-18 and defeated LIU Brooklyn in the NCAA First Four after claiming the Big South Championship.
•    November 14 will mark the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Radford.
•    William & Mary finished 19-12 in the Colonial Athletic Conference last season.
•    November 17 will mark the second meeting between the Irish and Tribe, as Notre Dame won 90-45 on December 30, 1982.
•    The Notre Dame - William & Mary game will be played at Noon ET to avoid conflict with the Notre Dame - Syracuse game set for Yankee Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET.
•    Duquesne finished 16-16 in 2017-18 and claimed three victories in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
•    Notre Dame is 2-5 all-time against the Dukes, with the most recent meeting a 77-62 Irish victory in Purcell Pavilion on Feb. 8, 1995.
•    Duquesne posted five straight wins over Notre Dame from 1971 through 1995, including an upset of No. 9/10 Notre Dame on January 18, 1971.
•    Notre Dame’s last appearance in the Gotham Classic occurred in 2013 - the Irish defeated Delaware and Bryant, before falling to North Dakota State in Purcell Pavilion. 
•    The 2013 Gotham Classic Showcase Game took place in Madison Square Garden, where No. 3/2 Ohio State needed a last-minute rally to knock off the Irish. 

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