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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 1:00 am

North Carolina State at Notre Dame

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend

Records: Notre Dame (11-3, 1-0 ACC), NC State (10-4, 0-1)

TV: ACC Network

Outlook: It was announced Tuesday that Bonzie Colson will undergo surgery for a left foot fracture suffered in practice. Colson is expected to miss eight weeks of game action, according to a release from Notre Dame. “We need to embrace this challenge,” Mike Brey said in a statement. “This program has lost key guys before, and we figured out a way to earn an NCAA bid.” ... A win would give Brey the Notre Dame record for men's basketball wins. He currently is tied with Digger Phelps at 393. ... Notre Dame is coming off a 68-59 win over Georgia Tech in its conference opener and is on a three-game winning streak since an overtime loss to Indiana on Dec. 16. ... The Irish lead the all-time series with the Wolfpack 7-4 with a 81-72 win Feb. 18, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C.. ... N.C. State fell 78-62 to Clemson in its ACC opener Saturday. Its other losses were against Northern Iowa (64-60, Nov. 23), Tennessee (67-58, Nov. 24) and North Carolina-Greensboro (81-76, Dec. 16).

– Aubree Reichel,

The Journal Gazette

areichel@jg.net