Notre Dame women’s basketball announces big games for next season
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Fighting Irish women’s basketball team has made three big announcements this week about its schedule for the 2022-2023 season.
In the past four days, the matchups for three early season events have been announced.
On Monday, the ACC-Big Ten Challenge schedule was released and revealed the Irish women’s team will face Maryland at home on Dec. 1. It will be the tenth-ever meeting between the two programs. Notre Dame leads the series 5-4. Since joining the ACC in 2013, the Irish are 7-1 in the ACC-Big Ten challenge.
On Wednesday, Notre Dame announced it will participate in the 2022 Goombay Splash Tournament taking place in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24-26. The Fighting Irish will face American University on Nov. 24 in the first matchup between the schools in program history.
The loser of that game will play Arizona State the next day, while the winner will face them on the 26. When the Irish play the Sun Devils, it will be the fifth meeting in between the schools, with the series currently tied 2-2. They last met on March 24, 2014, in the second round of the NCAA tournament, where Notre Dame advanced with a 84-67 victory.
Three days after the first scheduling announcement, it was announced that Notre Dame will play UConn in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 4 at Notre Dame. This will be the sixth meeting between the two programs as a part of the Jimmy V Classic, which is held annually to raise money and awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The two programs last played head-to-head in the event in 2019 when UConn won 81-57. Overall, the Huskies have won 39 of the two programs’ 52 games against each other.
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