Monday, January 24, 2011

Hansbrough comes up big in ND's upset over Pitt

Credit Ben Hansbrough for lifting Notre Dame to one of its basketball program's biggest wins.

Hansbrough, a Poplar Bluff grad, scored a team-high 19 points, and the 15th-ranked Irish won 56-51 at No. 2 Pittsburgh on Monday. The win snapped Pitt's 20-game home win streak. The Panthers had won 51 of their previous 52 home games.

"This was the first time we committed to an all-out 'burn,' and we beat Pitt doing it two times last year," Hansbrough said in an Associated Press story. "This is probably the best win I've had ... maybe ever."

Notre Dame is 17-4 and is off until Feb. 3.

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