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MEN’S BASKETBALL

WHO: Notre Dame (1-0) vs. Chicago State (0-1).

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion (9,149).

WHEN: Thursday at 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Plenty available.

TV: ACCNetwork Extra (U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from pay television provider to access content).

RADIO: WSBT (960 AM/96.1 FM).

ONLINE: Follow every Notre Dame game with live updates from Tribune beat writer Tom Noie at twitter.com@tnoieNDI

NOTING: Chicago State opened Tuesday with a 104-55 loss at Indiana. Senior guard Anthony Harris led the Cougars with 14 points. Chicago State allowed 53 points in the first half. The Cougars shot 31.7 percent from the floor, 23.8 percent from 3 and 57.1 percent from the foul line. … Chicago State wore its light (home) uniforms after its dark road uniforms never arrived in Bloomington. … Chicago State returns one starter off last year’s team that finished 3-29, 1-14 and eighth place in the Western Athletic Conference. Nine of the Cougars’ league losses were by double digits. … Picked this preseason to finish eighth in the eight-team WAC, Chicago State has averaged 6.8 wins with a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) of 318.4 the last five years. … Former Notre Dame All-American defensive tackle Chris Zorich was hired May 1 as Chicago State’s athletic director. … First-year head coach Lance Irvin, a Chicago native, was hired Aug. 7. … This is the second of seven straight road games for Chicago State. This is the second of seven straight home games for Notre Dame. … Notre Dame leads the all-time series 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 37 points. … The Irish won last season’s game, 105-66 as guard T.J. Gibbs scored a then-career high 23 points. … Notre Dame opened Tuesday with an 84-67 victory over Univeristy of Illinois-Chicago. Five Irish scored double figures, led by two freshmen — Nate Laszewski (12 points) and Robby Carmody (11). Junior power forward Juwan Durham had a career-high six blocks.

QUOTING: “We can get there more because we’re emphasizing, after we move it, drive the ball. With the new rules, you get a near guy, all of a sudden, it’s a foul, you’re in the bonus. It still has to be a weapon for us.”