The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are off to a red hot 16-2 start, including winning 4 of their first 5 in the ACC.
They are 12th in the Country in scoring at 82 points a clip, and have no shortage of firepower on the perimeter.
But their lone inside threat is a question mark at the time of this article for academic issues.
To learn more about the Irish' early season success, the precarious situation of their big man, and the outlook of this game as a whole, we enlisted Joe Schuller of SB Nation's Notre Dame site, One Foot Down.
His very thorough responses below:
SOTU: Let me start with the most important question of this segment. Will Notre Dame's only consistent inside threat, Zach Auguste, play against the 'Canes on Saturday?
SOTU: If he is unable to go, how do the Fighting Irish make up for his lost production?
SOTU: I love Pat Connaughton's game. A 6'5 player who can get double doubles is not the most common occurrence. Can you describe his game on the hardwood? Also how good of a pitcher is he on the diamond?
SOTU: Tell us about Jerian Grant. Notre Dame really missed his presence last year. Is he an NBA prospect? How key is he to the Irish' great start to the season?
SOTU: Who are the unsung players who have helped the Irish be so successful this year?
SOTU: How many and which teams from the ACC do you see making the NCAA Tournament this year?
SOTU: Which players/match-ups on Miami concern you the most?
SOTU: Last but not least, who wins this contest and why?