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Men’s Basketball: ND unveils schedule

Joe Meixell | Thursday, September 6, 2007

Notre Dame released its schedule for the 2007-2008 season Wednesday.

For the first time since expanding to 16 teams, the Big East will have an 18-game schedule, with each team in the conference playing each other at least once.

The schedule also includes three home-and-home matchups. Notre Dame faces Marquette, DePaul, and Connecticut twice.

The Irish will face West Virginia and Connecticut at home during winter break, with the remaining home games against DePaul, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Providence, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and St. John’s coming while the spring semester is in session.

In November, Notre Dame tips off its season with two exhibitions followed by a game against Long Island in the Joyce Center before heading to the U.S. Virgin Islands to play in the Paradise Jam tournament. The Irish return to South Bend and will play seven more non-conference games at the Joyce Center. They will travel to New York to play Kansas State at Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic.

Notre Dame is slated to play eight games on either ESPN or ESPN2, and its game against Syracuse on Feb. 24 will be broadcast on CBS.

The Big East tournament is scheduled for Mar. 12-15 with the NCAA Tournament beginning March 20.