Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is preparing the Fighting Irish for an arduous, initial ACC slate.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups were announced Wednesday -- and there are a couple of marquee battles.
Scott Martin was shooting the ball as he has been since his college career began, but Notre Dame's sixth-year senior began experiencing knee issues again -- and rest didn't solve the problem. Martin has opted to have career-ending surgery.
There's no timetable for Notre Dame's Scott Martin, no certainty when or even if he will return to the court for the Irish. Martin practiced a couple days last week and said he might have been available in an emergency situation over the weekend, but the definition of an emergency may have been something comparable to the five-overtime stint against Louisville earlier this month
It wasn't the best game of the college basketball season, only the most improbable. Yes, say it with me: College basketball is having a terrific season, its best in years and years.
Duke? Indiana? Miami? Gonzaga? Arizona? Who becomes No. 1 on Monday?
Notre Dame has lost three of its last four and just lost its senior leader for perhaps the rest of the season. Where does Mike Brey turn?

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