Men's basketball schedule released
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2014-2015 men's basketball schedule. Highlighting the home schedule for the Irish are defending ACC champions Virginia, as well as Duke, Michigan State, and Syracuse. In ACC play, Notre Dame will play home and away against Boston College, Duke, Clemson and Georgia Tech. "This is a great home schedule for our fans," said head coach Mike Brey. "The Michigan State and Florida State games at Purcell Pavilion in December are two really important contests for us. Certainly there will be a lot of anticipation for those two games early on in our season. In addition to Florida State, we also have Duke, Virginia and Syracuse coming into our building. Our home schedule is one that our fans can really get excited about." Notre Dame will open its schedule with home games against Binghamton and Navy as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. "With 10 teams on our schedule this year that played in the NCAA tournament last season, we know that we are going to be tested. Our two games in Connecticut at the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament against Massachusetts and Providence will be very challenging as well. Both of those schools were in the NCAAs last year, and considering the proximity of the games to each of their campuses, I expect that they will bring a lot of fans. It will be good for us to play in a tough environment." Notre Dame's first true test of the season should come on Dec. 3 against Michigan State when the Spartans come into town as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Notre Dame will open ACC play rather early, on Dec. 18, in a home match-up against Florida State. To view the entire schedule, click here.
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