Feb 19, 2013, 10:17 AM EST
A 1-for-19 start? Eight first-half turnovers? More than 15 minutes to break double digits? Playing in front of the raucous “Oakland Zoo”?
It looked like a recipe for disaster, and a sure-thing loss for the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team.
That was, at least, until the 7:08 mark of the first half.
Frustrated and with his team trailing by 14 points (hey, the football team also overcame a two touchdown deficit against Pittsburgh), head coach Mike Brey was whistled for a technical foul, a rare infraction for the thirteenth year Irish leader.
The Panthers made both free throws to extend their lead to 16, but that was the peak of the evening for the home crowd at the Petersen Events Center.
Led by back-to-back threes from Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame went on a 10-0 run and outscored their BIG EAST foe, 48-23 over the final 27 minutes of the game.
Notre Dame is now 21-6 overall and 9-5 in conference play. Check out a full recap of the big victory on UND.com.
The Irish return to the court on Sunday at Purcell Pavilion against Cincinnati (2 pm ET on CBS).
About In The Paint
Women’s Basketball on YouTube
Notre Dame Women's Basketball Defeat French All-Stars in Madrid
Length: 1:54 | August 12, 2013
Kayla McBride Talks About The 75-57 Win - Women's Basketball
Length: 1:14 | August 12, 2013
Notre Dame Women's Basketball Defeat French All-Stars in Barcelona
Length: 1:28 | August 12, 2013
Skylar Diggins Look Back - Notre Dame Women's Basketball
Length: 4:20 | May 2, 2013
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Men’s Basketball on YouTube
Meet The Freshmen, Demetrius Jackson - Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Length: 1:08 | August 1, 2013
Meet The Freshmen, V.J. Beachem - Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Length: 1:13 | July 30, 2013
Meet The Freshmen, Steve Vasturia - Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Length: 1:06 | July 25, 2013
Meet The Freshmen, Austin Torres - Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Length: 1:13 | July 23, 2013
- "The two funniest guys on the teams are @gsherm11 and @ThatGrant22" - @VB3ND 55 minutes ago
- On Coach Brey "he gets the best out of his players" @VB3ND 1 hour ago
- Up next @VB3ND on the Mike Brey Radio Show http://t.co/B7PzpTAh2s 1 hour ago
- Fact: @EAtkins0 and @ThatGrant22 lead the NCAA in assist to turnover ratio for active players #GoIrish 1 hour ago
- Brey: "We play Canisius on the 29th and we need energy in the building." 1 hour ago