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Gut Shot

Atkins reacts to a whistle after sinking first FT

Notre Dame's calling card in 2012, late-game focus and execution, was nowhere to be found in Friday night's season-ending defeat.

The inability to hold a 10-point second half lead…failure to catch a basketball…failure to complete a 25-foot simple pass within a 10-foot radius of a teammate on the Irish sideline...the inability to stop Xavier guard Tu Holloway from getting where he wanted to go on the basketball court. And yes, an ill-timed (technically correct but completely unnecessary) lane violation ended another Notre... Recommended Stories

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