Notre Dame has become the perennial overachiever in college basketball. Year after year, the Irish are picked low in preseason polls and somehow manage to regularly exceed expectations.
Arizona will be the deepest team Sean Miller has had in his nine seasons as a head coach. The Wildcats have 10 legitimate candidates to start and won’t see much of a drop off when a reserve takes the floor.
The long-time Notre Dame coach will be the first one to tell you why he’s been able to make the Irish a perennial contender for the NCAA Tournament during his seven-year tenure in South Bend — veteran players.