Patterson leads Pitt to 85-81 OT win over Irish - New York News

Patterson leads Pitt to 85-81 OT win over Irish

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By TOM COYNE
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Lamar Patterson scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left, and Talib Zanna had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Pittsburgh overcame making one basket in the final six minutes of regulation to beat Notre Dame 85-81 in overtime Saturday.

The Panthers took the lead for good with 1:56 left when James Robinson made a pair of free throws and Zanna added a dunk 33 seconds later to give Pitt a four-point lead. Steve Vasturia scored 12 of Notre Dame's 16 points in overtime, but the Irish couldn't even the score again.

The Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a five-game losing streak to the Irish (15-15, 6-11), beating them for the first time since 2009 and improved to 6-2 on the road. Notre Dame finished 13-6 at home, their most home losses since going 11-7 in 2004.

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