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College basketball preview: Notre Dame at Louisville

When: 4 p.m. today

Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.

Records: No. 24 Notre Dame 23-7, 11-6 Big East; No. 8 Louisville 25-5, 13-4

TV: CBS

Radio: 1480 AM, 106.7 FM

Notre Dame leaders: Jack Cooley (13.8 ppg); Cooley (10.7 rpg); Eric Atkins (6 apg)

Louisville leaders: Russ Smith (18.4 ppg); Gorgui Dieng (10 rpg); Peyton Siva (5.9 apg)

Key matchup: Two of the Big East’s best guards will square off for a second time this season. The Irish’s Atkins, a 6-foot-2 junior, is third in the league in assists and had 14 points in Notre Dame’s 104-101 five-overtime home win over Louisville on Feb. 9. The Cardinals’ Siva, a 6-foot senior, is fourth in the Big East in assists but had two points and four assists Feb. 9.

The skinny: Notre Dame will be without reserve forward Cameron Biedscheid today. The 6-7 freshman was suspended for the regular-season finale after he got into a fight with St. John’s Sir’Dominic Pointer in Tuesday’s 66-44 home win. … The Irish should know when this afternoon’s game tips off where they stand in trying to capture a double-bye for the Big East tournament, which begins Tuesday in Madison Square Garden. Notre Dame is tied for fourth in the league with Pittsburgh, which plays DePaul at 2 p.m., and Syracuse, which plays Georgetown at noon.

tkrausz@jg.net

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette

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