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Ohio State, Notre Dame highlight MSG Gotham Classic

Ohio State players celebrate a 3-point shot against

Ohio State players celebrate a 3-point shot against Arizona by LaQuinton Ross (10) during the second half of a West Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament. (March 28, 2013) Credit: AP

Ohio State and Notre Dame highlight the field of the second annual Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Joining the Fighting Irish and Buckeyes in the 2013 Gotham Classic are Bryant, Delaware, and North Dakota State.

Notre Dame and Ohio State will tip-off against each other for only the 13th time in history when they meet on Saturday, December 21 at the Garden. Ohio State holds a 7-5 series advantage with the two having last met in December of 2008. Notre Dame and Ohio State have combined for 58 NCAA Tournament appearances. ESPN2 will televise the Showcase Game.

The format of the Gotham Classic features 10 games with all five teams playing each other.

The schedule for the Gotham Classic is:

Dec. 7 - Delaware at Notre Dame

Dec. 7 - North Dakota State at Bryant

Dec. 9 - Bryant at Notre Dame

Dec. 11 - Bryant at Ohio State

Dec. 16 - Delaware at North Dakota State

Dec. 18 - Delaware at Ohio State

Dec. 21 - Notre Dame vs. Ohio State (at MSG / ESPN2)

Dec. 21 - Bryant vs. Delaware (at MSG)

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