Notre Dame Athletics | December 15, 2018
IRISH CONTINUE ROAD SWING IN INDIANAPOLIS AGAINST PURDUE
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team (6-3) continues a three-game road swing against Power 5 Conference teams this weekend when it faces Purdue (6-4) in the 2018 Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The three-game road swing caps a five-game stretch for the Irish that featured contests against teams from college basketball's top conferences, with the Irish claiming home court wins over DePaul and Illinois before falling in close losses to Oklahoma (at Madison Square Garden) and at UCLA.
CROSSROADS CLASSIC HISTORY
The Crossroads Classic is in its eighth season featuring Notre Dame, Butler, Indiana and Purdue. The Irish and Bulldogs rotate between facing the Hoosier and Boilermakers each season. Notre Dame is 3-4 in the event and looks to break a three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon.
Butler is 5-2 in the event, followed by Indiana (4-3), Notre Dame (3-4) and Purdue (2-5).
NOTRE DAME VERSUS PURDUE
- The Irish and Boilermakers will be meeting for the 44th time on Saturday afternoon with Notre Dame holding a 22-21 lead in the all-time series.
- The series dates back to 1916 and Purdue claimed the first nine victories between the two teams from 1916 through 1932. Notre Dame claimed its first win over Purdue in the Fieldhouse on December 19, 1933, and has won 22 of the most recent 34 meetings between the two schools.
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