Notre Dame will make noise in March
Depth issues aside, the Irish are prepped for a deep tourney run
By now there seems to be a pretty strong consensus that the Pittsburgh Panthers are the best team in the Big East. At 23-2, Jamie Dixon's team is currently ranked No. 4 in both major polls and is projected to be a No. 1 seed in next month's NCAA tournament. But if the Panthers are really the best the rugged Big East has to offer, that leaves an unanswered question. Who's No. 2?
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John Gasaway has written for Basketball Prospectus since its inception in 2007. His college hoops commentary appears weekly on ESPN Insider. John's writing has also appeared at SportsIllustrated.com, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.