March Madness 2022: Paul Atkinson's late putback lifts Notre Dame over Rutgers

Scott Horner
ND Insider

Paul Atkinson scored on a putback with 1.4 seconds left to lift Notre Dame to an 89-87 victory Wednesday night in NCAA Tournament First Four action at Dayton, Ohio. 

The Irish earned a No. 11 seed in the West Region and will play No. 6 Alabama on Friday. 

Atkinson finished with 26 points on 13-of-15 shooting from the field. 

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