Notre Dame Downs Duke 79-77 - Match Report
Notre Dame grabbed a 79-77 win over Duke on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Eric Atkins at Joyce Center.
Notre Dame won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as underdogs.
Notre Dame got 16 points from Pat Connaughton and another 14 points from Garrick Sherman. Eric Atkins contributed 11 assists, while Pat Connaughton cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Duke got 27 points from Rodney Hood in a losing cause and another 22 points from Quinn Cook. Quinn Cook contributed 4 assists for them, while Amile Jefferson had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Duke were victorious, as the score was 37-35 at the break.
Notre Dame won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-30.