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Notre Dame downs UConn to become Big East team to beat

Diggins, Notre Dame atop the Big East

Originally Published: January 7, 2012
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Strange as it seems to say about the fifth game in the past 12 months between the same two teams, Saturday's showdown between No. 2 Connecticut and No. 3 Notre Dame came down to one big difference.

Familiarity with the moment.

By the end of Notre Dame's 74-67 overtime win, a surplus of it put the Fighting Irish on distinctly unfamiliar footing. For the first time ever in a series spanning 34 games, they had back-to-back wins against Connecticut, adding Saturday's ...

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