Irish Score Upset In ACC Debut

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

University of Notre Dame

January 5, 2014 Updated Jan 5, 2014 at 1:38 AM EDT

NOTRE DAME, Ind ( 21 Alive) - Notre Dame staged another of its home upsets of a ranked team Saturday with a 79-77 win over seventh ranked Duke in the Irish's debut game in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Eric Atkins led Notre Dame, now 10-4, with 19 points and Pat Connaughton followed with 16.

New Haven grad V.J. Beachem had two points for the Irish in eight minutes.

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