HARTFORD, Conn. — Eric Atkins scored 13 points and Jerian Grant hit three key free throws late as Notre Dame beat No. 24 Connecticut 50-48 on Sunday, the third straight win for the Irish and the third straight loss for the Huskies.
Grant had 11 points and Scott Martin added 10 points for Notre Dame (14-8, 6-3 Big East), who controlled the tempo throughout.
The loss spoiled the return of freshman guard Ryan Boatright for Connecticut (14-6, 4-4) and, who missed the last three games amid an NCAA investigation into his eligibility.
Notre Dame trailed 24-21 at halftime, but went on a 13-0 run to open the second half.
Jeremy Lamb had 16 points to lead the Huskies and had a chance to tie the game, but a shot following his own missed free throw bounced off the rim at the buzzer.