(AP) -- Mike Brey insists he is more concerned about starting 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference than he is a much bigger number that he has been building for the past 17-plus years at Notre Dame.
The task got more difficult with news that senior forward Bonzie Colson will miss up to eight weeks with a broken left foot suffered in practice.
Now in his 18th season at Notre Dame, Brey's teams have made 16 postseason appearances, including back-to-back NCAA Elite Eight showings in 2015 (when they also won the ACC championship) and 2016.
Brey, who often jokes that he just hoped to be good enough at Notre Dame not to get fired, was Mike Krzyzewski's assistant at Duke before taking the head job at Delaware prior to the 1995-96 season.
Long-time assistant coach Rod Balanis, who moved from Delaware to Notre Dame with Brey, said he can't remember his boss ever mentioning the all-time wins record that will come with his next victory.
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