CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Notre Dame point guard Eric Atkins was born in Connecticut and kept his allegiance to the Huskies after moving to Howard County when he was in grade school.
But the games that used to draw his attention every year were those played between Maryland and Duke.
“I was always watched those Duke-Maryland games, that was always the hardest ticket to get,” Atkins said Wednesday at the Atlantic Coast Conference's men's basketball media day.” I would always cherish those games.”
Once he started playing AAU basketball, Atkins rooted for Duke whenever the Blue Devils played the Terps. Two of his former teammates on the D.C. Assault,...