Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Jerian Grant scored 11 of his 13 points in
the second half, as No. 25 Notre Dame shook off an incredibly slow start and
dumped No. 20 Pittsburgh, 51-42, at Petersen Events Center.
The Fighting Irish were coming off an embarrassing 17-point loss at Providence
on Saturday and were facing a similar fate after missing their first 12 field
goal attempts against a formidable road opponent.
But Notre Dame (21-6, 9-5 Big East) rallied from an early 16-point deficit and
shot 60 percent in the second half to earn its fifth straight win over Pitt.
Grant, after starting 0-for-8 from the field, drained three from behind the
arc, including two during an 8-0 run that helped the Irish pull away.
Jack Cooley chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds while Eric Atkins added 10
points and seven assists for Notre Dame, which sits alone in fourth place in
the Big East standings and trails the conference leaders by one game.
The Panthers (20-7, 8-6) dropped their second on the heels of a promising 7-1
stretch. Tray Woodall was their only player in double figures with 11 points.
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