Notre Dame Men's Basketball: Atkins Drives Irish Past Purdue

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball: Atkins Drives Irish Past Purdue
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INDIANAPOLIS - On the weekend of his 21st birthday, Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins made sure he received a final one-size-fits all present - a seventh-consecutive Irish victory. Notre Dame jumped on Purdue on both ends to start the second half and led by as many as 23 points before holding off a late rally for an 81-68 victory in the second-annual Close the Gap Crossroads Classic at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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