Bobby Hurley was a first-team All-American at Duke, played in three Final Fours, won two national championships, was the most outstanding player of the Final Four and still holds the NCAA record for assists.

Matt Farrell is a first-team All-ACC tournament player at Notre Dame, an honorable mention All-ACC player, has played in two Elite Eight games and has 238 career assists -- just 838 shy of Hurley's mark.

"I think he's better than Hurley," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said of Farrell.

Reminded of some of Hurley's credentials, Brey reiterated, "I think he's better. He shoots it better."

Told of Brey's evaluation, Hurley chuckled. The Arizona State head coach deferred to the opinion of Brey, who was an assistant at Duke and recruited Hurley to the Blue Devils. He also declined a one-on-one battle to settle the score.

"No, no, no I'm not going to get into that," Hurley laughed. "What I did speaks for itself. But hey, he's coached us both, so he knows better than anyone. I'm over the hill now. My best days are behind me."