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The Problem with Providence

Grant and Atkins after a major 2012 upset

Notre Dame's loss at Providence Saturday wasn't upsetting. The manner in which the team performed was. Can the Irish respond tonight at Pittsburgh as heavy underdogs? Recent history suggests Mike Brey's crew could answer the bell.

Saturday's no-show effort by the Irish at Providence isn't representative of what Notre Dame fans should see from head coach Mike Brey's crew as the season winds down. The Friars were rightly favored in that contest, due not only to their recent surge (now winners of four straight) and overall quality of play at home in Big East games this season, but also as a result of Notre Dame's recent... Recommended Stories

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