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Notre Dame

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Notre Dame vs. Sam Houston St.

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend

Records: Notre Dame 2-0, Sam Houston State 1-0

TV: None

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.


– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette