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Notre Dame big man Zach Auguste ruled eligible

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Zach Auguste, Demetrius Jackson, Austin Burgett

Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson (11), Zach Auguste (30), and Austin Burgett (20) react following a foul against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Notre Dame won 71-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Notre Dame junior big man Zach Auguste and the team received good news on Saturday as the school announced that he would play on Saturday against Miami. The 6-foot-10 big man was under academic suspension from the school earlier this week and missed Notre Dame’s win at Georgia Tech.

But he’s back and will play on Saturday:



This is really encouraging news for the Irish, since Auguste was blossoming during certain stretches of play this season. He was great in the second half against North Carolina and has clearly been Notre Dame’s most important interior player since they don’t have much size.

With Auguste back, Notre Dame is a really tough out at home and will be a major contender in the ACC. The junior is second on the team in points and rebounds per game at 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest. He’s also shooting 65 percent from the field.

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