NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH BASKETBALL FACTS
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Stadium: Joyce Center
Conference: Big East
Rivals: UCLA Bruins, Purdue Boilermakers
The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish is a highly successful program. The team has earned over 1,600 wins and have appeared in 29 NCAA Tournaments, making them one of the deepest teams in college basketball. Like Notre Dame's football team, Irish basketball has dealt several upsets to number one ranked teams, including the halt of UCLA's 88 game winning streak in 1974. The Fighting Irish hold two national championships of their own, and reached another Final Four in 1978. The Fighting Irish are the first Big East team to remain undefeated at home two straight seasons.
Notre Dame plays basketball at the Edmund P. Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Indiana. The arena, opened in 1968, seats 11,418 fans and is host to both the Notre Dame basketball and volleyball teams. The center will undergo a $24.6 million renovation and will be renamed the Purcell Center after the Notre Dame alumnus and trustee Phillip J. Purcell.
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