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Atkins might not see the bench in Tournament play

Pertinent numbers and notes for Friday night's second round contest between the Irish and Musketeers.

A closer look at the Notre Dame/Xavier the numbers. 1 – Combined Final Four appearances between the schools with the Irish qualifying for in 1978 (Notre Dame lost to Duke, 90-86, the dropped another to Arkansas in the ill-conceived Consolation Game, 71-69. Xavier has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 23 times while Notre Dame has made the field on 32 occasions, 10th best among... Recommended Stories