Notre Dame Athletics | September 19, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The road to defending the title has officially been laid out for the University of Notre Dame women's basketball team. Karen & Kevin Keyes head coach Muffet McGraw, along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, released the full 2018-19 slate on Tuesday afternoon.
The Irish will challenge a total of 16 teams who qualified for the 2018 NCAA Championship, including five of whom reached the Sweet 16. In addition, 10 opponents are ranked within ESPN's Too Early Top-25 from last spring.
Furthermore, the Irish will appear on national television at least 11 times this upcoming season, including at least seven appearances on either ESPN or ESPN2.
Notre Dame will commence the 2018-19 season with back-to-back games at home vs. Ivy League opponents Harvard (Nov. 9) and Penn (Nov. 12) before visiting its neighbor in the Windy City at DePaul (Nov. 17).
The Irish will then once again compete in a Thanksgiving showcase tournament, this year in Vancouver (No. 22-24), where they'll first square off against West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga. The showcase will be an eight-team tournament with three games in three days, which features a potential title game showdown with South Carolina.
The Irish will return home to host Iowa (Nov. 29) for the ACC/B1G Challenge followed by the women's Jimmy V Classic game vs UConn (Dec. 2). The two games will air on ESPN2 and ESPN, respectively.
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