Notre Dame is a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament in the South Region.
The Irish (22-11) will play 10th-seeded Xavier (21-12) in the second round Friday in Greensboro, N.C. The winner will likely play second-seeded Duke in the third round.
Notre Dame earned a third straight NCAA berth in surprising fashion this season.
The Irish opened Big East play as an after thought for the tournament, but after defeating then-No. 1 Syracuse 67-58 Jan. 21, Notre Dame went on a nine-game winning streak that propelled them into The Associated Press Top 25 and a virtual lock for the NCAA tournament.
For more on Notre Dame reaching the NCAA tournament read Monday's special section in The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m.