Tide Plays Host to Fighting Irish Wednesday at 6 CT


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ronald Steele

TUSCALOOSA – The No. 22 ranked Crimson Tide plays host to Notre Dame in men’s basketball on Wednesday, December 7 in a game that celebrates the re-dedication of Coleman Coliseum. The University of Alabama’s home arena has undergone a $28 million renovation that started in October of 2004.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Coleman Coliseum, by phone at 1-877-TIDETIX or online through www.rolltide.com. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids aged 15 and under.

Alabama’s 1968 team, the first to play in Coleman Coliseum when it originally opened in January 1968, will be recognized at halftime of the game.

Mark Gottfried’s Alabama team brings a 4-1 record into the game and is led by three All-Southeastern Conference players, senior power forward Chuck Davis (17.2 ppg), sophomore point guard Ronald Steele (8.6 ppg) and junior center Jermareo Davidson (14.8 ppg/12.4 rpg). Notre Dame, 2-2 and coached by Mike Brey, features two former McDonald’s High School All-American standouts in Torin Francis and Luke Zeller. Francis starts at forward and has 24 career double-doubles at Notre Dame. He’s averaging 13.5 points and 11.3 rebounds going into Wednesday night’s game which will be aired on ESPN with Brad Nessler and Jay Bilas calling the action.