Found November 03, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
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Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed Florida State very close to home at Chicago’s United Center. Still it doesn’t take away from all that the team accomplished last year. Last year’s Big East Player of the Year Ben Hansbrough is now playing professionally in Germany. However, Tim Abromaitis is still in South Bend, and he’s a nightmare match-up due to his ability to stroke it from deep and use his size to back down defenders in the post. Abro could potentially be a 20-point per night scorer and Big East Player of the Year candidate if he can once again shoot higher than 40% from three.  He should get more scoring opportunities due to the losses of Hansbrough, Ty Nash, and Carleton Scott. The Irish lose three starte...
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