Notre Dame Athletics | May 24, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Indiana -- ESPN has officially announced the field for the 2018 Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic doubleheader to be held at Madison Square Garden on December 4, 2018. Notre Dame will face Oklahoma at 7 p.m. ET, followed by West Virginia and Florida at 9 p.m.
"We are honored to be a part of this year's Jimmy V Classic and help support the V Foundation," Glenn and Stacey Murphy Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey said.
"It is one of the signature events of the college basketball season and to get back to The Garden and face a Power Five opponent on national television will be a great opportunity for our group."
The meeting will mark the first between Notre Dame and Oklahoma in men's basketball. The Irish finished with a 21-15 in 2017-18, advancing to the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. Oklahoma completed last season with an 18-14 record and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The match up with Oklahoma will be a special one for third-year Irish assistant coach Ryan Humphrey. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native played for the Sooners from 1997-99 before transferring to Notre Dame. Humphrey was a stand out on Mike Brey's first two Notre Dame teams in 2000-01 and 2001-02, including serving as team captain his senior season, earning the team's Monogram Club Most Valuable Player Award and second-team All-America honors from The Basketball News.
Notre Dame will be playing in the Jimmy V Classic for the second time in school history. The Irish defeated Kansas State 68-59 on December 4, 2007.
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