12:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- DeJuan Blair watched most of Pittsburgh's previous game from the bench because of foul trouble.He didn't have that problem against Notre Dame on Saturday, and the sophomore center responded in a big way.
• After shooting 11-for-22 from the 3-point line in the first half and holding a six-point halftime lead, Notre Dame made just 1-of-5 from long range after the break and was outscored 54-35.
• DeJuan Blair had 23 points and a career-high 22 rebounds, just the ninth 20-20 game in Pitt history and the first since 1992. Blair had 11 offensive rebounds, his third game this season with 10-plus offensive boards.
• Five Pitt players scored at least 13 points, but Sam Young (five points) failed to reach double figures for just the second time in his past 40 games.
• Pitt has won 15 straight home games. Notre Dame has lost five straight games, tied for its longest skid under Mike Brey (2005-06).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-61 (.443)||33-72 (.458)|
|3P Made-Attempted||12-27 (.444)||9-20 (.450)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-18 (.778)||18-27 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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