The Fighting Irish can only hope to perform as well on the field Monday as they have in the classroom.
The Bulls outrebounded the Heat by 20 en route to picking up one of their biggest wins of the season and claiming first place in the Central Division.
With weeks instead of days to prepare for the 2013 BCS National Championship game, Alabama is trying to get ready for Notre Dame without psyching itself out.
Jimmy Farrell, who retired in 2007 after 26 years spent taking care of the umpires at Wrigley Field, has died at age 91.
The Bulls haven't played since Tuesday, and in that time have lost a little ground in the Central Division.
Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague both have strong ties to the Hawks, whom they'll face Saturday night in Atlanta.
Luol Deng temporarily left Friday's game against the Knicks with an apparent left shoulder injury, but returned in time to lead the Bulls to a dramatic 110-106 victory.
Northwestern made things interesting down the stretch but came up just short in a 70-68 loss to Stanford.
The veteran guard is a game-time decision, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was impressed with how his rookie point guard played Wednesday in Hinrich's absence.