Next up for Notre Dame? Detroit Mercy added for Sunday men's hoops home game

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune

Might a third time be the charm for the Notre Dame men's basketball team? We may find out. Maybe.

The Irish have added a home game Sunday against Detroit Mercy. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ACC Network.

Detroit Mercy, a member of the Horizon League, is the third different opponent plugged into this available weekend slot for Notre Dame. Previous potential games against No. 13 Tennessee (Friday) and Purdue Fort Wayne (Saturday) were canceled because those programs had coronavirus issues.

Notre Dame (0-1) has not played since Saturday's 80-70 loss at No. 8 Michigan State. Detroit Mercy opened its season Friday at Michigan State.

Fans are not permitted in Purcell Pavilion under the school's pandemic protocols.

Notre Dame's Dane Goodwin had a career night with 27 points and seven rebounds last year against Detroit Mercy. The Irish are scheduled to play the Titans on Sunday at Purcell Pavilion.