Notre Dame faces an impossing defensive figure when it opens NCAA tournament play against Akron on Friday in Chicago.
Seven-foot center Zeke Marshall has 88 blockes this season for the Zips, but Notre Dame’s big men are not too worried about facing Marshall.
“Once you get to a certain height, it really doesn’t matter any more,” Irish 6-foot-9 reserve forward Jack Cooley said. “Once you get up there, you are already up there.
“You just got to prepare like every other big man. This is a huge game, and the bigs are going to be well trained just like always.”
For more on Marshall, read Thursday’s Journal Gazette.