The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have made the NCAA Tournament an impressive 31 times in their history. Even though they have not won a National Championship in those 31 appearances, the Fighting Irish did win two Pre-Tournament Helms National Championships in 1927 and 1936. Notre Dame’s lone Final Four appearance came in 1978. After years of playing in the Big East, Notre Dame joined the Atlantic Coast Conference for the start of the 2013 season. Over the years, the Fighting Irish have had 10 All-Americans with many players moving on to the NBA after their college playing days were over. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball tickets.
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball at Joyce Center Address: Moose Krause Circle, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556
The Fighting Irish play their home games at the Purcell Pavilion at the Edmund P. Joyce Center, located in Notre Dame, Indiana on the campus of University of Notre Dame. With a capacity of just over 9,000 screaming fans, The Joyce Center is the place to be for all Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish home bench is on the Purcell Pavilion sideline in front of section 18. Purcell Pavilion parking information is covered in our Fighting Irish event guide.
Notre Dame vs. UCLA
This rivalry peaked in the 1970s and the 1980s when both teams played on a regular basis, alternating home courts. The two teams played 42 times between 1966 and 1995, with Notre Dame ending UCLA’s 88 consecutive wins in 1974. Overall, Notre Dame and UCLA have met 48 times, but the rivalry has died down in recent years with the most recent match-up occurring in 2009.
Notre Dame in the Final Four, NCAA Tournament, and ACC Tournament
The Fighting Irish have made the NCAA Tournament an impressive 31 times, advancing to the Final Four once in 1978. The 31 appearances are good for 9th all-time in college basketball history. Notre Dame won two Pre-Tournament Helms National Championships, but they are still searching for their first conference tournament title.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Fighting Irish game?
All doors to The Purcell Pavilion open 60 minutes prior to tip-off.
Where is the best place to park at The Joyce Center?
Parking is free of charge. Most parking is located on the south and north side of the Purcell Pavilion. The parking lots can be accessed by entering Edison Road via the south or Bulla Dr. via the north. You may also utilize the library parking lot which is located north of the Joyce Center.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age.