Fighting Irish Athletics | May 4, 2016
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team has bolstered its out-of-conference schedule for the 2016-17 season. The Irish will take part in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic, a NCAA men's basketball doubleheader set for Dec. 10, 2016, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and face defending national champion Villanova (noon ET, CBS).
"Taking on the defending national champion and a program of Villanova's caliber will be a great thrill and challenge for us early in the season," Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said.
"We also are honored to participate in an event that will benefit the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund."