Notre Dame hands Pitt second straight loss

Alex Dragicevich scored a game-high 22 to 59 win over No. 22 Pittsburgh at the Joyce Center in the Big East opener for both programs.

Dragicevich connected on 4-of-7 from behind the arc while Eric Atkins added 15 points and Jerian Grant chipped in with 15 points and 9 assists for Notre Dame (9-5, 1-0 Big East), which outscored the Panthers 47-33 over the final 20 minutes.

Talib Zanna recorded a double-double by netting 13 points and grabbing 12 boards and Nasir Robinson scored 12 points for Pitt (11-3, 0-1), which has dropped two straight since winning nine in a row.