When: 7:30 p.m. today
Where: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend
Records: Notre Dame 2-0, Sam Houston State 1-0
Radio: 1480 AM
Notre Dame: Eric Atkins (20 ppg), Jack Cooley (9 rpg), Eric Atkins (5 apg)
Sam Houston State: Steven Werner (20 ppg), Werner (16 rpg), Darius Gatson (6 apg)
Key matchup: Notre Dame’s Cooley and Scott Martin, along with other forwards, will have to help keep Werner in check after the 6-foot-8, 230-pound junior opened the season with a double-double in a 76-42 win over Howard Payne.
The skinny: This is the Irish’s second regional round game in the CBE Classic, which continues Tuesday with a semifinals game against No. 25 Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. Notre Dame locked down on defense in the first game of the CBE Classic, holding Detroit to 30.9 percent shooting in a 59-53 victory. The Irish have won 21 straight home games.