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How to watch Notre Dame women's basketball vs. Southern Utah in NCAA Tournament

Tyler Horka03/16/23
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Notre Dame women's basketball. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

It’s NCAA Tournament time for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend, Ind. For the first time in four years, the Irish are playing a tournament game on their home floor.

Head coach Niele Ivey‘s team won the outright ACC regular season title to earn a No. 3 seed in the big dance. The Irish went 15-3 in league play and 25-5 overall. They’re hosting No. 14 seed Southern Utah (23-9) at Purcell Pavilion on Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Notre Dame will be playing without sophomore point guard Olivia Miles for however long the Irish stay alive in the tournament. She’s out for the season with a knee injury.

“My focus now is on this team,” Ivey said Thursday. “Excited for this opportunity to play here back in South Bend. [We are] a team that has overcome a lot of adversity, and I’m super excited that we brought the regular season ACC title back to South Bend. Looking forward to trying to make a deep run in the tournament.”

Here is everything to know about the matchup.

Southern Utah at Notre Dame game information

NCAA Tournament round of 64

Tipoff time: 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17

TV: ESPN2 (Streaming on Watch ESPN)

Announcers: Jenn Hildreth & Mike Thibault

Series history: First-ever meeting

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Head coach: Niele Ivey

Record: 25-5

NET ranking: No. 8

ACC Tournament result: Lost in semifinals

Last five games: Pittsburgh (W, 83-43), Georgia Tech (W, 76-43), Louisville (W, 68-65), NC State (W, 66-60), Louisville (L, 64-38)

Top scorers: Sonia Citron (14.7 ppg), Olivia Miles (14.3 ppg)

Top rebounders: Olivia Miles (7.2 rpg), Maddy Westbeld and Lauren Ebo (6.5 rpg)

Top assisters: Olivia Miles (6.9 apg), Sonia Citron and Dara Mabrey (2.4 apg)

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Head coach: Tracy Sanders

Record: 23-9

NET ranking: No. 133

WAC Tournament result: Won

Last five games: California Baptist (W, 83-75), Grandon Canyon (W, 71-63), New Mexico State (W, 62-61), Grand Canyon (W, 64-51), California Baptist (W, 82-73)

Top scorers: Cherita Daugherty (15.3 ppg), Tomekia Whitman (12.0 ppg)

Top rebounders: Lizzy Williamson (10.0 rpg), Megan Jensen (5.8 rpg)

Top assisters: Daylani Ballena (3.9 apg), Cherita Daugherta (3.5 apg)

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