Jazz Sign Eric Atkins, Claim Phil Pressey Off Waivers

The Utah Jazz have signed free agent guard Eric Atkins and has claimed second-year guard Phil Pressey off waivers. Atkins (6-2, 182, Notre Dame) spent the 2014-15 season with KAOD BC of Greece, appearing in 26 games (19 starts) and averaged 7.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 23.4 minutes of action. Atkins played four years at Notre Dame (2010-14), averaging 13.9 points,...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Atkins hits game winning three in OT vs. Boston College

No Jerian Grant, no problem. Eric Atkins, who’s been Notre Dame’s best player by far since Grant was kicked out of school, put the team on his back again today and hit a game winning three with a second left in OT against Boston College. The Fighting Irish may be the most disappointing team in college with a ton of talent, but today’s finish was at least very exciting. The...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame beats Boston College 76-73 in OT

Eric Atkins hit a 3-pointer with 1 second left in overtime after missing a potential game-winning free throw in regulation to give Notre Dame a 76-73 victory over Boston College on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak for the Irish. The Eagles led most of the way and Ryan Anderson scored four straight points for Boston College to tie the score at 73 with 35 seconds left,...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins Comes Through in the Clutch for the Fighting Irish

At this point in the season every game is important for a team on the bubble like the Fighting Irish. After a poor start to conference play (2-6) they really needed to notch a win against Boston College Saturday. So when senior guard--and captain--Eric Atkins went to the line with less than a second on the clock it appeared as if victory was well in hand.A close game remained close...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

BC gives away game in South Bend

I could load up on the snark or rant about all the team's flaws. But I think it is best to stick with the facts. BC had the game in hand. Hanlan committed a dumb foul that sent the game to OT. BC's issues during the game -- poor defensive rotations and not enough size to bang inside with the Irish bigs nor enough athleticism to deal with the suddenly hot Eric Atkins -- were magnified...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins Hits Game-Winning Three Against BC In OT After Missing Shot At Buzzer In Regulation

Eric Atkins, the starting point guard for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, knew that his team couldn’t take another ACC loss. Notre Dame was off to a very lackluster 2-6 start in the ACC and facing another one at home to Boston College, but the senior captain just refused to quit making plays. First, he managed to get fouled in the last second of regulation when the Irish trailed...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Atkins’ Mistake Costs Notre Dame A Chance To Tie

Despite trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, Notre Dame had itself in position to steal a victory from Georgia Tech on the road. But missed shots, an untimely turnover and a poor decision by Eric Atkins wound up costing the Irish the game. In the game’s final seconds, trailing by three points, Atkins, thinking he was going to be fouled (or that he already had been...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atkins leads Notre Dame to narrow upset of No. 7 Duke

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. Two weeks after squandering an eight-point lead in the final 50 seconds against No. 3 Ohio State at Madison Square Garden, the Irish (10-4, 1-0) managed to hold on to improve to 13-6 against...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atkins with 30, Notre Dame beats Canisius 87-81 OT

Playing without its leading scorer, Notre Dame got a career day from Eric Atkins, who scored a career-best 30 points to lead the Irish to an 87-81 overtime win Sunday over Canisius. It has been a rough week for the Irish (9-4), who lost an 8-point lead against No. 3 Ohio State, then senior Jerian Grant to an academic violation, and sophomore reserve Cameron Biedscheid to transfer...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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