NCAA Tournament first round
No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton
Thursday (12:15 p.m.) at KeyBank Center, Buffalo (followed by West Virginia-Bucknell in afternoon session).
Location: South Bend, Indiana.
Miles from Buffalo: 445.
Student population: 12,292.
Nickname: Fighting Irish.
Colors: Gold and blue.
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference.
Tournament appearance: 36th.
How they made it: At-large selection.
Coach: Mike Brey (381-186 record in 17 years at Notre Dame)
Fast fun fact: Notre Dame's "Bookstore Basketball" is the largest 5 on 5 outdoor basketball tournament in the world. Over 700 teams compete in the largest extracurricular event on ND's campus, with proceeds benefiting Jumpball Charity, a youth basketball program in Jamaica.
Fast fun WNY fact: Coach Mike Brey's son, Kyle Brey, earned four letters playing football at the University at Buffalo. He played both tight end and fullback and was part of the 2008 Mid-American Conference title team that played in the 2009 International Bowl.
Location: Princeton, N.J.
Miles from Buffalo: 360.
Student population: 8,138.
Colors: Orange and black.
Conference: Ivy League.
Tournament appearance: 25th.
How they made it: Automatic bid as the champion of the Ivy League.
Coach: Mitch Henderson (118-59 in six years, all at Princeton)
Fast fun fact: Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States.
Fast fun WNY fact: Buffalo native Charlie Kwitchoff, a Princeton freshman, broke the 18-and-under world ergometer (rowing machine) record for lightweight rowers this year. He's the latest in a line of Buffalo rowers at Princeton, where Buffalo native Marty Crotty is the men's lightweight coach.