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Monday Morning Briefing
Brackets Set, Matchups TBD… Mike Brey's Irish finished third in the Big East regular season standings – roughly eight spots higher than projected by most pre-season pundits and/or league coaches. It was the program's fourth top four finish in the last six years (the Irish finished second last season), one that afforded the squad a two-day bye all the way to the conference quarterfinals on Thursday night. The best team the Irish can face in that quarterfinal is #6 seed South Florida. The Bulls received a one game bye and will wait until Wednesday night to take on the winner of Tuesday's #11 vs. #14 first round contest between Rutgers and Villanova. The Irish will thus face the Bulls (12-6), Rutgers (6-12) or Villanova (5-13) on Thursday night at 9 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. Notre Dame beat South Florida 60-51 in South Bend on January; split a home-and-home pair with Rutgers, and came back from 20 down to beat Villanova in Philly, 74-70 in overtime. Should the seeds play out (a rarity in...
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