Notre Dame men's hoops team returns home to face St. Francis Brooklyn

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune


WHO: No. 5 Notre Dame (6-1) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (2-5).

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion (9,149).

WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m.

TICKETS: Plenty available.

TV: On-line only at ACCNetwork Extra, part of the WatchESPN app.

RADIO: WSBT (960 AM/96.1 FM).

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NOTING: Junior guard Glenn Sanabria scored 19 points with seven rebounds and seven assists to lead St. Francis Brooklyn to a 104-79 victory Thursday over Division III New Rochelle. … The Terriers are 0-3 on the road with losses to Duquesne, Manhattan and Florida Gulf Coast. … St. Francis returns two starters off last year’s team that finished 4-27 overall, 2-16 and 10th place in the 10-team Northeast Conference. ... Notre Dame leads the series 2-0 with the last meeting a 99-88 victory on Dec. 27, 1998. … Irish power forward Bonzie Colson ranks fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring (19.6) and second in rebounding (9.9). ... Sophomore guard T.J. Gibbs leads the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (3.67). … After leading the nation in free throw shooting last season (80.0 percent), Notre Dame opened the week ranked 82nd. The Irish entered weekend play ranked eighth in the ACC from the foul line at .741. … Guard Matt Farrell has hit at least one 3-pointer in 31 straight games, best among all active ACC players. … This is Notre Dame’s first home game since Nov. 16.

QUOTING: “It’s been awhile. We’ve barely been in our gym. We were in there practicing the other day, but it’s going to be good to have our fans back.”

— Notre Dame senior power forward Bonzie Colson on the Irish getting to play at home.

Notre Dame’s Rex Pflueger (0) points to his head in a timeout during the Notre Dame-Michigan State men’s basketball game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich., on Thursday. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)