And head coach Mike Brey says the team has spent the week preparing.
“I think there’s a little extra energy,” Brey told our news partners ABC 57. “There was a week-long build-up, even though Michigan still had to win, and they did a heck of a job.”
The Notre Dame and Michigan basketball teams haven’t played each other since 2006.
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“It’s definitely gonna be a great battle in the paint and it’s gonna be a great battle with the guards as well,” Irish forward Zach Auguste told ABC 57. “So I’m just looking at it from a team aspect.”
The game begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS.
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