This One Goes to 11, too
A win tonight for Notre Dame would be No. 1,600 in school history. Only 10 schools in Division I, led by Kentucky's 1,944, have won at least 1,600 college basketball games.
In addition to being top 20 in overall winning percentage and wins, Notre Dame's next win will make it the 11th program in Division I to win 1,600 games. Those are pretty impressive accomplishments, especially considering what it went through during the 1990's.
It's milestones like this one that remind us of what Notre Dame basketball was and should always be: considered among the better programs in the country. As I've said before, Notre Dame football will always be in a class by itself, but for long and long, basketball was 1A on campus. They certainly need more postseason success to truly break through into any kind of elite status, but what they've accomplished indicates, to me at least, there's no reason they shouldn't strive to regain that level of excellence.
Hopefully we'll have some evidence of that this spring, with an NCAA bid, a strong showing in that tournament, and the release of the renovation plans and schedule.
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