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College basketball preview: Notre Dame at Cincinnati

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Where: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati

Records: No. 21 Notre Dame 13-1, 1-0 Big East; No. 14 Cincinnati 13-2, 1-1


Radio: 1450 AM

Notre Dame leaders: Jack Cooley (15.5 ppg); Cooley (11.4 rpg); Eric Atkins (7.4 apg)

Cincinnati leaders: Sean Kilpatrick (17.9 ppg); Kilpatrick (5.5 rpg); Cashmere Wright (3.3 apg)

Key matchup: Kilpatrick, a 6-foot-4, 221-pound, guard, and Cooley, a 6-9, 246-pound forward, are two of the Big East’s top scorers with Kilpatrick No. 5 and Cooley No. 13. The player who gets the scoring edge tonight could make the difference.

The skinny: The game was moved up from its original start time of 7 p.m. because No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) is playing No. 2 Alabama (12-1) in the BCS championship game at 8:30 p.m. … The Irish opened Big East play with a 93-74 win over Seton Hall on Saturday and are on an 11-game winning streak. … Cincinnati is coming off a 53-52 loss to St. John’s on Saturday and is 3-1 all-time at home against Notre Dame.

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette