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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2016) - The Mercy College men's basketball team will travel to University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, November 1 for an exhibition game at the Joyce Athletics and Convocation Center in South Bend, Indiana. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

This meeting will mark the first time the two schools have met in any sport. On taking on the national and ACC power team Mercy College Athletic Director Matt Kilcullen Jr. said: "This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for our coaches and student-athletes, but for Mercy College and we are so thankful to the University of Notre Dame for scheduling this contest. University of Notre Dame Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey and his staff has Notre Dame basketball competing on a very high level nationally and for us to be on the same basketball court competing against them is a dream come true for our program."

"As we strive to continue to build our program it is important to challenge ourselves and compete against the best," stated Mercy College Head Men's Basketball Coach Dr. Jody King. "Competing against Notre Dame provides us with such an extraordinary and exciting opportunity to continue to do such as we build and improve as a program."

The men's basketball team last faced a Division I opponent in an exhibition on December 2, 2015 when they faced Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. The Mavericks led most of the way before falling, 71-65.

Mercy Men's Basketball Head Coach Dr. Jody King and the Mavericks return five student-athletes from last year's team that finished with the most wins since the 1992-93 season and advanced to the ECC Tournament for the first time in program history.

Notre Dame looks to build on a season in which they went 24-12 and advanced to the Elite Eight. Head Coach Mike Brey returns three double-digit scorers from last year's team.

Ticket information will be made available at a later date.