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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.


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.


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