FORT WAYNE – Records: No. 20 Notre Dame 2-0, Saint Joseph’s 1-0
When: 9:30 p.m. today
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Radio: 1450 AM
Notre Dame leaders: Jack Cooley (17.5), Scott Martin (12.5), Eric Atkins (4.5)
Saint Joseph’s leaders: Langston Galloway (20 points), Galloway and Halil Kanacevic (2 assists), Ronald Roberts (12 rebounds)
Key matchup: Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton will likely need to be the primary defensive stopper against Galloway, but it will take a team effort to slow down the Saint Joseph’s junior guard.
The skinny: This is the first of two games in the championship round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The Irish will play either Florida State or BYU on Saturday. Notre Dame defeated Saint Joseph’s in the teams’ only other meeting, winning 68-65 in the 1992 Sugar Bowl Tournament. Irish reserve center Garrick Sherman had career highs in points (22) and rebounds (9) in Notre Dame’s 84-57 home win over Monmouth on Monday.