Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has his own one-and-done plan when it comes to No. 8 Kentucky.
He wants to limit the number of offensive rebounds the Wildcats get, but it was an apt choice of words considering the opponent. The game Thursday night pits two programs that have starkly different philosophies.
Notre Dame (6-1) has five starters back from last year's team, two seniors - including sixth-year player Scott Martin - two juniors and a sophomore. Kentucky, known for coach John Calipari's acceptance of one-and-done players, is expected to start three freshmen, a sophomore and a transfer. The Wildcats (4-1) lost six players from last year's national championship team, which saw four players drafted in the first round and two more in the second round.
That's almost as many players as Notre Dame has had drafted the past two decades combined. Thirty NBA scouts are expected at the game, and most are expected to be watching Kentucky.
"They've been one-and-done the past couple of years...