Notre Dame players and coach Mike Brey just finished their press conference and then took the United Center court for a 45-minute shooting session. Here are some highlights, mostly relating to the Zips:
Brey, on UA: ""They can spread you out and they're got shooters out there on the perimeter. And they can throw it inside to big guys who can grind it inside, and if you overbite, they kick it out to the shooters.''
Brey, on UA: ""They've played together for awhile. They have won together for awhile. They really know who they are and play to their strengths, stay away from their weaknesses. I think that's why they are in the position they are in.''
Senior Carleton Scott, on UA's Zeke Marshall: ""He's a long body, an athletic guy and he can block shots. They are a good defensive team.''
Senior Ben Hansbrough, on losing to Old Dominion in the first round last season: ""I think it scarred us for sure. I think it's been the driving factor for us.''