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Topic - Eric Atkins
Notre Dame's defense was good enough in the second half against North Carolina to give the short-handed Fighting Irish a chance to end the 14th-ranked Tar Heels' long winning streak.
Pittsburgh finally found a way to beat Notre Dame - dominate the Irish on the boards.
Pat Connaughton scored 17 points and Eric Atkins had 16, carrying Notre Dame to a 73-69 win over Boston College on Sunday.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey figured the best way to beat No. 1 Syracuse was to concentrate on the Orange's front line. The strategy might have worked if not for Trevor Cooney.
Eric Atkins made up for missing the potential game-winning free throw in regulation for Notre Dame by hitting a game-winning 3-pointer in overtime.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Eric Atkins scored seven of his 19 points during a decisive 20-4 run to lead Notre Dame to a 79-77 upset of No. 7 Duke on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Fighting Irish.
After two months of playing mostly lightweight opponents and two weeks off for Christmas break, No. 21 Notre Dame is ready to begin its quest of trying to win its first Big East title before departing for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
"At this point we don't care that much because we know we'll move up pretty quickly if we do what we have to do in the Big East," Atkins said.
Atkins said it is important the Irish set the tone for the league season immediately against Seton Hall.