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Irish Insights


College basketball preview: Notre Dame vs. IU

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana plays Notre Dame in the first game of the Crossroads Classic today at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tip is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchup between the Hoosiers (8-2) and the Irish (7-3).

Last time out: IU 81, Oakland 54; North Dakota State 73, Notre Dame 69


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Probable starting lineups

IU -- Yogi Ferrell (16.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.2 rpg); Troy Williams (9.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg); Will Sheehey (9.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Jeremy Hollowell (9.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Noah Vonleh (12.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg)

Notre Dame -- Jerian Grant (18.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 2.1 spg); Eric Atkins (12.4 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 rpg); Demetrius Jackson (8.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.1 apg); Pat Connaughton (13.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.6 apg); Garrick Sherman (14.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.0 bpg)

News and notes

  • The teams last faced off in the Crossroads Classic in 2011, with IU winning 69-58 during a run to the Sweet 16 that season.
  • The Hoosiers are second in the country in rebounds per game with 48.2 per game. Notre Dame is among the nation's leaders in 3-point percentage (No. 14) and third in assists (19.2 per game).
  • Tony Krausz and I broke the game down earlier this week. Check out his Notre Dame-centric preview here, and a story with an IU focus here.