Photos from last Notre Dame-Michigan State game at Purcell Pavilion

As Notre Dame prepares to welcome Michigan State to Purcell Pavilion, one can't help but think of the last time these programs met there. It was th...

December 1, 2022
12:50 AM

As Notre Dame prepares to welcome Michigan State to Purcell Pavilion, one can't help but think of the last time these programs met there. It was the 2014 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and fans filled the seats to witness the first meeting between the teams since Magic Johnson's Spartans eliminated the Irish in the 1979 NCAA Tournament en route to the national title. Also helping was the great reputation Tom Izzo had long established by then. The game lived up to the billing as the Irish won a 79-78 overtime thriller.

Geoffrey Clark