Mike Brey has built a consistent force in South Bend, as the Irish made their sixth NCAA tournament appearance in seven seasons in March of 2013. This year's squad should continue the March Madness streak, with four returning starters and a trio of 4-star recruits.
The Fighting Irish lost their Luke Harangody clone, Jack Cooley, to graduation. Nonetheless, their starting lineup could very well consist of four seniors and a junior. Add in that talented youth and the Irish could experience their deepest NCAA tournament run under Brey.
The Irish will be newcomers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, after leaving the former Big East Conference. Notre Dame will see familiar faces like Syracuse and Pittsburgh, but must prepare for the likes of Duke, North Carolina and Virginia as well.
This article will highlight ND's roster, projected rotation, key returning players, key newcomers, X-factors, scenarios for how the season will play out and of course it will also offer a final prediction on the 2013-14 campaign.