Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Cards Fall to Irish in 'Destructive' Loss

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Cards Fall to Irish in 'Destructive' Loss

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Mike Brey is impressed with the progress his Notre Dame team is making. Eric Atkins scored six points in the second overtime Saturday, propelling Notre Dame to a 67-65 victory over No. 11 Louisville.

"I think we saw a young team maybe grow up before our very eyes today," the Notre Dame coach said.

Notre Dame (10-6, 2-1 Big East) notched its first road win of the season and held the Cardinals without a field goal in the second overtime until Rakeem Buckles' tip in at the buzzer.

Although Notre Dame has a 28-game winning streak at home in South Bend, Ind., they'd lost all six games played on the road or at neutral sites entering Saturday.

Kyle Kuric and Chane Behanan each scored 17 points to pace Louisville (13-3, 1-2), providing almost all of the Cardinals' offense in the second overtime by making a combined 5 of 6 free throws. …

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