HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth men’s basketball game scheduled at Notre Dame on Dec. 19 will be televised live on ESPN2 as announced last week by the Atlantic Coast Conference office.
“This game is a terrific opportunity for our young group to play against one of the premier programs in college basketball,” said Dartmouth head coach David McLaughlin, beginning his second year with the Big Green. “Coach Brey and Notre Dame are synonymous with winning in every sense of the word. It will be a great challenge to compete against a team that will hold us accountable in many different ways.
“To have a chance to play on national television is wonderful exposure not only for our program and athletic department, but also for Dartmouth and the Ivy League.”
While the Big Green have had a number of games televised regionally, this will be the first Dartmouth game broadcast nationally since Feb. 6, 2015 at Yale. The year prior, two consecutive Big Green contests were shown coast-to-coast with a road game at St. John’s on Jan. 18, 2014 (Fox Sports 1) and a showdown at Leede Arena in Hanover the following week against Harvard (NBC Sports Network).
The last time Dartmouth played at Notre Dame was six years ago, also in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish handed the Green a 65-47 defeat despite hitting just 3-of-20 from long range. The Notre Dame defense held Dartmouth to 30 percent shooting on the night, however, which allowed the Irish to open up a double-digit lead late in the first half and never look back.
Notre Dame has won all five games in the series that dates back to 1946.
Dartmouth, which went 7-20 in its first season under McLaughlin, opens the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Quinnipiac. Tip time is set for 2 p.m.