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Women’s Basketball: Irish unveil ’07 schedule

Jay Fitzpatrick | Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Notre Dame will face 11 teams that made the 2007 NCAA Tournament – including five that reached the Sweet 16 – in its 2007-08 schedule, released Sunday after approval from the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics.

The highlights of the Irish home schedule are games against Connecticut and defending champion Tennessee on Jan. 5 and Jan. 27, respectively. Notre Dame is one of only two schools, along with DePaul, that plays both Tennessee and Connecticut this season.

The Irish non-conference schedule also features games against Boston College on Nov. 24, Michigan on Dec. 2 and a road game against Bowling Greenon Dec. 5. The Falcons were a Sweet 16 team a season ago.

Notre Dame will begin its season in the preseason National Invitational Tournament on Nov. 9 against Miami (Ohio). The preseason NIT changed formats this season, and the Irish are guaranteed at least three games.

Notre Dame begins Big East play on Jan. 8 at Louisville. The Irish will play DePaul in a conference home-and-home series for the third consecutive season. DePaul and Notre Dame split the regular season series last year, but the Blue Demons beat the Irish 76-71 in the first round of the Big East tournament in Hartford last season.