M BBall: Irish Win at Crossroads Classic

Josh Flynt ('11) | Dec. 17, 2012 | In the Paint

Jerian Grant dives for a loose ball against Purdue in the 2012 Crossroads Classic

Kudos to whoever had the idea to start the Crossroads Classic.

The concept is nothing extraordinary, really. Four teams. two games. One December afternoon in Indianapolis.

But in a state where people eat, sleep and breathe basketball, the event is a genius idea. A week and a half before Christmas, it felt more like mid-March as the Hoosier State’s four biggest college basketball teams met in the second annual Close the Gap Crossroads Classic.

In the first game between #22 Notre Dame and Purdue since 2004, the Irish survived the Boilermakers’ second half rally to improve to 9-1 this season.

Read more at In the Paint, the Notre Dame Men's Basketball blog

 by Daily Domer Staff

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