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NCAA Game Summary - Boston College at Notre Dame



(Saturday, February 1st)

Final Score: Notre Dame 76, Boston College 73 (OT)

South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Atkins dropped a game-high 24 points, including the overtime game-winner, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish pulled out a victory over the Boston College Eagles, 76-73, in Atlantic Coast Conference play at the Joyce Center.

Atkins shot 9-of-17 from the field for the Fighting Irish (12-10, 3-6 ACC), who returned to form after losing three straight games. Pat Connaughton netted 17 points, while Zach Auguste and V.J. Beachem each added 10.

Ryan Anderson logged 21 points for the Eagles (6-15, 2-6), who have lost four of their last five. Lonnie Jackson and Joe Rahon contributed 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The Irish struggled somewhat in the opening half, where they shot 37.5 percent from the field. The Eagles, at 48 percent, took a 29-26 lead into halftime.

In the second half the Eagles shot 52.9 percent from the floor, but the Irish battled back at 50 percent, sinking 16 field goals to just nine by the visitors. With 0.7 seconds left on the clock, Atkins was fouled and sent to the free-throw line, where he sank the first shot and missed the second, leaving the teams knotted at 66-66 and on their way to overtime.

With 35 seconds left in the extra session, Anderson hit a pair of shots at the charity stripe to knot the game at 73. On their ensuing possession, the Irish used the entire shot clock and Atkins got off the winning 3-pointer with two seconds to play.

Despite leading by no more than four points in the game, Notre Dame outscored its opponent 32-26 in the paint and 17-7 on second-chance points.

02/01 15:38:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
BOS 101
GSW 106
Final
IND 94
PHI 74
Final
SAC 99
POR 110
 
Final
LAL 101
OKC 108
Final
DEN 92
NOP 99
 
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
Final
WAKE 69
PITT 66
Final
STAN 70
OREG 73
Final
OSU 65
PURD 61
2nd
COL 72
ARST 72
 
Half
UCLA 32
WASU 34
 
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
Final
WAS 4
TOR 0
3rd
DAL 1
ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
VAN 2
STL 2