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Notre Dame: Coach Mike Brey, Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson

| Thursday, March 18, 2010

IRISH COACH MIKE BREY

On the “burn” offense and Luke Harangody’s injury…

“So going into the Louisville game, we thought we were going to have him back. We talked about burning clock and slower possessions and being, I guess you could say, overly patient would be a way of also talking about a burn.”

On Notre Dame’s last seven games…

“I do think we’re at our best right now. I think we’re pretty confident. We feel we’re playing well. I was excited that we played Thursday instead of Friday. I want to get back on the court right away and play.”

On his bond with Tory Jackson…

“I do shudder to think sometimes next year in practice when his voice isn’t around. I think of that this time of year.”

LUKE HARANGODY

On coming off the bench…

“I’m definitely enjoying it. Through the course of my season when I came down, I thought my career at Notre Dame may be over. So to get back on the court again, starting, coming off being the sixth man, it’s great. I’ve accepted the role.”

On last year’s NIT experience…

“Last year our team making it to the [NIT] Final Four, it was a big deal. But me and Tory [Jackson] have also been in this position in the NCAA Tournament freshman and sophomore year. We’re used to being here. We’ve made it to the round of 32 before. So this is not new to us. We know this feeling and what we have to do to get it done.”

On coming back for his senior season…

“It was tough, I’m not going to lie. But the fact to come back one more year to play with this group of guys I’ve been with for four years, it was an easy sell. I wanted my senior year back. I knew 10, 15 years down the road I was going to look back and say, man, I should have came back to be with these guys one more year at Notre Dame. I’m very happy I stayed. I wouldn’t change it for anything.”

TORY JACKSON

On the style switch when Harangody was injured…

“I think it was tough the first day knowing he wasn’t going to play. …But we did a great job adjusting.”

On getting a No. 6 seed…

“You go on a run like that in our conference, you get rewarded this way.”