Irish hoops to play in NYC this weekend for Coaches vs Cancer Classic

The Irish men's basketball team will look to cut down the nets at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend.

Notre Dame plays St. Joseph in the semifinals of the Coaches versus Cancer Classic Friday night at 9:30pm. The Irish will then face either Florida State or BYU on Saturday in the championship or consolation game.

Mike Brey says these early season tournaments can provide great momentum for a team. Two years ago, the Irish won the Old Spice Tournament in Orlando and never looked back, riding the momentum to a #2 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Of Course, Notre Dame was knocked out of the Big Dance in the 2nd round that year to Florida State---a team they could face in the championship game this weekend.

Notre Dame is 2-0.

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