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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Notre Dame-Princeton capsule

Who: No. 5 seed Notre Dame (25-9) vs. No. 12 seed Princeton (23-6)

What: First round, West region

When: 12:15 p.m. today

Where: Buffalo, N.Y.

TV: CBS


Bottom line


The Irish are the nation’s only team to reach the Elite Eight in each of the past two years, and their six tournament wins over that span are a school record. Notre Dame rebounded from a four-game skid to win eight out of 10 and is coming off a loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament final on Saturday.


Double threat


Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson was the ACC’s only player to average a double-double this season. He is scoring 17.5 points a game and ranks 15th in the nation in averaging 10.2 rebounds.


Tiger by the tail


Princeton has won 19 straight, which is the second-longest streak in the nation. And the Tigers are succeeding despite losing two key senior forwards – Hans Brase (knee) and Henry Caruso (toe) – to season-ending injuries.


Cramming


As if studying up on the Irish isn’t enough, Princeton players also have spent the week prepping for midterms. They include senior forward Spencer Weisz, who had a business leadership midterm after practice Wednesday.


– Associated Press