Fighting Irish Athletics | March 18, 2016
Notre Dame earned the sixth seed in the Philadelphia Regional of the 2016 NCAA Championship and will play the winner of the Michigan - Tulsa `First Four' play-in game on Friday, March 18, at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn, N.Y.
It is the 35th overall appearance by Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament and 17th since the field expanded to 64 in 1985. The spot is also the 11th earned in the Mike Brey era (start of the 2001 season) and eighth in the last 10 years. The Irish are coming off a historic run to the Elite Eight in last season's tournament, knocking off #14 Northeastern, #6 Butler and #7 Wichita State before falling to #1 seed Kentucky by two points just one game away from the Final Four.