Frank Franklin II, Associated Press
Notre Dame got a No. 7 seed Sunday in the NCAA tournament and will face Xavier on Friday in the South Region at Greensboro, N.C.
The Irish (22-11) put together a nine-game winning streak and went a surprising 13-5 in the Big East this season despite losing star Tim Abromaitis to a knee injury after he played just two games. Notre Dame lost in the conference tournament semifinals to Louisville.
Xavier (21-12) got an at-large bid on Sunday after losing in the Atlantic 10 tournament finals to St. Bonaventure.
A Notre Dame victory could pit them against Duke, where Irish coach Mike Brey spent eight seasons as an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski from 1987-1995.
Notre Dame hasn't been to the round of 16 since 2003.
- The 1996 NBA Draft redone: How did the Jazz...
- 5 things to look for as BYU heads into fall camp
- 5 things to watch for as BYU, Utah and USU...
- 5 things Utah football needs for coming season
- Dick Harmon: Hanging with legacy players of...
- Brad Rock: Hill, Keeton, Booker not the best...
- Randy Hollis: Utah's Perrins is one of the...
- Mendenhall: BYU's 2015 schedule difficult...
- Dick Harmon: Big 12 expansion talk... 108
- Ute football team picked to finish 5th... 54
- Utah makes top 7 for 4-star offensive... 50
- Morning links: BYU, Utah and Utah State... 44
- 4-star basketball recruit Connor... 32
- Whittingham dishes on stadium... 27
- 5 things to look for as BYU heads into... 22
- Guard Elijah Bryant announces he is... 21