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Nov. 15, 2016

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The 2016 Legend Classic continues at Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday night when the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team (1-0) plays host to the Seattle University Red Hawks (1-1). The Irish are 1-0 in the tournament after an 89-64 victory over Bryant on Nov. 11, while Seattle lost its first game of the tournament at Colorado 67-55 on Nov. 14.

WHO: Notre Dame vs. Seattle

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. ET | ACC Network extra

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center

WHAT: 2016 Legends Classic | Notre Dame Regional | Game 2


VIDEO BROADCAST INFORMATION: ACC Network Extra, with Mike Monaco (play-by-play) and A.J. Burgett (analyst) on the call.

AUDIO BROADCAST INFORMATION: Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network, with Jack Nolan (play-by-play) and Jordan Cornette (analyst) on the call.
Complete Notre Dame men’s basketball broadcast information.

Here are ‘Five Things To Know’ about Wednesday’s matchup with Seattle –


Seattle is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1891 and located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Seattle has an enrollment of over 7,400.

The Red Hawks are a member of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the 2015-16 season with a 15-17 record and 7-7 in the WAC. Seattle advanced to the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational last season and have made 12 NCAA Tournament appearances in its program history.

Seattle is 1-1 in 2016-17 and 0-1 in the Legends Classic. The Red Hawks began their season with a 76-65 victory over Pacific Lutheran on Nov. 11, then lost at Colorado 67-55 in their first game of the Legends Classic. Brendan Westendorf leads the Red Hawks in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game.

Wednesday will be the first meeting between Notre Dame and Seattle.


Notre Dame started its in-season tournament appearances during the 1948 season, taking part in the Hoosier Classic at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Hoosier Classic was made up of Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue and Butler – a similar layout to the current Crossroads Classic that takes place at BankersLife Fieldhouse in December of each season. The Hoosier Classic, however, featured two games for each team over the course of two days, while the Crossroads Classic is a one-game event.

The 89-64 victory over Bryant on Nov. 12, 2016, was the first of the 2016 Legends Classic tournament for the Irish, a four-game slate of contests that will wrap up with two games in the Barclays Center on Nov. 21 and 22. The Irish have taken part in two previous in-season tournaments that followed this format – the 2009 Chicago Invitational Tournament and the 2013 BlackRock Gotham Classic (in which the Irish also faced Bryant).

Since 1948, Notre Dame has competed in 34 multiple-game tournaments and compiled a 47-35 (.573) record in those events.


Here is a recap of all the Legends Classic games played as of Nov. 14, 2016 and the future schedule –


Nov. 12 Notre Dame 89, Bryant 64

Nov. 16 Notre Dame vs. Seattle, 7:00 p.m. ET, ACC Net Extra


Nov. 14 Texas 80, ULM 59

Nov. 17 Texas vs. Eastern Washington, 8:00 p.m. ET, Longhorn Net


Nov. 14 Colorado 67, Seattle 55

Nov. 17 Colorado vs. ULM, Pac-12 Network


Nov. 14 Northwestern 86, Eastern Washington 72

Nov. 25 Northwestern vs. Bryant, 2:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network


Nov. 21 Notre Dame vs. Colorado, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Nov. 21 Texas vs. Northwestern, 9:30 p.m. ET, Longhorn Network

Nov. 22 Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Nov. 22 Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

CHENEY SUBREGIONAL (Cheney, Washington):

Nov. 21 ULM vs. Seattle, 6:35 p.m. ET

Nov. 21 Bryant vs. Eastern Washington, 9:05 p.m. ET

Nov. 22 Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 6:35 p.m. ET

Nov. 22 Winner G1 vs. Winnger G2, 9:05 p.m. ET


The roster turnover from one season to the next leads to members of the Irish team, in expanded roles, posting career-best numbers. The season opener with Bryant was no different. Here are some of the notables from the 89-64 victory over Bryant –

  • V.J. Beachem’s 22 points matched his career high and marks the second time in his career he has surpassed the 20-point barrier in a game. Beachem also matched his career high in blocked shots with three.
  • The Bryant game marked the first time two Notre Dame players (Bonzie Colson 23, V.J. Beachem 22) surpassed 20 points in a game since Feb. 13, 2016, against Louisville.
  • Matt Farrell established new career highs for assists (six) and steals (three) against Bryant.
  • T.J. Gibbs, Elijah Burns and John Mooney all made their official Notre Dame debuts against Bryant. Both Gibbs and Burns also recorded their first career points, while Mooney grabbed his first rebound in an Irish uniform.
  • Bonzie Colson’s game-high 23 points marked the third game of his career with 20 or more points and the junior forward was a perfect six-for-six from the free throw line.