Why Notre Dame is a legitimate contender 

September, 17, 2013
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Mike Brey Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesMike Brey believes his current roster is capable of going deep in the NCAA tournament.
If you’d have told Notre Dame coach Mike Brey he was heading into the ACC a few years back, he’d have been nervous. Not now, though -- and for legitimate reasons.

“I like that we are going into the ACC a year earlier than we thought,” Brey said. “I want to go this year.”

His confidence is brimming, and it’s valid. This Notre Dame team is the best suited in the Brey era to do damage come the NCAA tournament.