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LIVE BLOG: Follow Indiana’s game with Notre Dame in real time; News, views, highlights

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Welcome to Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where we say goodbye to the Crossroads Classic on Saturday. The final game is Indiana vs. Notre Dame, and this is your blog live straight from the press line. We will keep you posted on the game in real time.

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2:45 p.m. – We’ve finally hit the first media time-out, and with 1:34 p.m. to go, Notre-Dame leads 11-8.

2:38 p.m. – First advice, and Indiana gets it. Start on time. And, for those who follow, Mike Woodson wears a suit today.

2:35 p.m. – Same starting lineup for the 11th consecutive game, with Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson, Miller Kopp, Xavier Johnson and Parker Stewart receiving the green light from coach Mike Woodson.

2:25 p.m. – No Tamar Bates for Indiana today. He will miss the game to attend a family funeral.

2:20 p.m. – Parker Stewart of Indiana leads the Big Ten with a 3-point field goal percentage of 47.1%. That’s pretty impressive considering that after taking his first two shots as a Hoosier, he went on to miss 10 in a row. He’s 24 for 49 since then, and before Sunday he had several three-pointers in six straight games.

2:15 p.m. – Despite all of the problems Archie Miller had in Indiana, he was 4-0 in that event as the Hoosiers coach.

2:10 p.m. – Trayce Jackson Davis had 16 points against Merrimack on Sunday and now sits at 1,142 career points, good for 41st place all-time. Next on this list is Cody Zeller (1,157). For the full list of 1,000 point markers, CLICK HERE

2:05 p.m. – Notre Dame freshman Blake Wesley of South Bend was a priority recruiting target for Indiana, but he chose to stay home and play Notre Dame. He’s been great so far. His 13.0 points per game average is the ACC’s second-best among true freshmen and seventh-best in the nation among major conferences. He scored 20 or more points twice off the bench and had 24 in Illinois, including 18 in the second half.

The history of Notre-Dame-Indiana

  • History of the series: Indiana leads the series 50-22. The last five meetings have all been held in Indianapolis as part of the Crossroads Classic. Indiana is 4-1 in those games, winning in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019, and losing in 2013.
  • Last meeting: In the game on December 21, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana won 62-60. Indiana freshman goaltender Armaan Franklin scored three points with 15.7 seconds left to secure the victory, taking the Hoosiers record to 11-1.