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Deployed brother's return a Christmas miracle for basketball player

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SOUTH BEND, IN (CBS) -

After Notre Dame basketball's 77-62 win over Colgate on Monday night, one member of the fighting Irish received an early Christmas present.

Irish junior guard Matt Farrell's brother Bo, a lieutenant in 3rd Cavalry regiment, was supposedly sending a message to his brother from OB Fenty, Afghanistan on the jumbo-tron. 

But what Matt and the rest of the Farrell family didn't know was that Bo was actually in the arena.

Head Coach Mike Brey and a few other staffers were in on the surprise.

After the game the guard called the reunion "The best Christmas gift I have ever gotten."

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