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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,...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via FatManWriting
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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via College Spun
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 AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atkins looks to provide much-needed scoring lift for Notre Dame

Send to KindleNotre Dame needs more scoring from senior guard Eric Atkins with the recent loss of Jerian Grant. (Credit: University of Notre Dame Athletic Media Relations Office) With the return of guards Jerian Grant and Eric Atkins, Notre Dame expected to have a potent and experienced backcourt in its first year as an ACC member. Unfortunately for Fighting Irish, Grant withdrew...
Via College Chalktalk
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins Airballs Free Throw, Mike Brey Finds It Hysterical

Notre Dame is moving on to the Big East Semifinals after a huge win over Marquette. As Notre Dame was closing out the game with free throws, point guard Eric Atkins air-balled one of his attempts. But Atkins plays for the self-proclaimed “most laid-back coach in America” — he didn’t face any criticism at all. In fact, Mike Brey starting cracking up on the bench (Atkins was...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 8 Kentucky stumbles at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Eric Atkins scored 16 points and Notre Dame beat No. 8 Kentucky 64-50 on Thursday night for its 41st victory in the past 42 home games. Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant each had 13 points for the Fighting Irish (7-1), who opened an 11-point lead by halftime and were never threatened the rest of the way. Notre Dame outplayed Kentucky (4-2) inside during the first...
Via Fox Sports South
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

ND loses on controversial call

Notre Dame lost to Xavier, and a controversial lane violation call by the refs didn't do them any favors. Was the call deserved?

Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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