Patterson leads Pitt to 85-81 OT win over Irish

Pittsburgh guard Lamar Patterson, right, looks to pass around around Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Pittsburgh guard Lamar Patterson, right, looks to pass around around Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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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