Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey said his team’s victory over#22 Pittsburgh last night on his home court was one of the most fun games he has coached since coming to South Bend.
Alex Dragicevich, yes someone you haven’t heard of (unless you’re a huge college basketball nerd) hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Fighting Irish to a 72-59 win over the Panthers in the Big East opener for both teams.
“I have been a part of a lot of fun games here,” Brey said. “But this one ranks right up there with the best. To see us play with that swagger in the second half, I guess I just wasn’t sure this group was ready for that.”
Yes, playing Pitt is becoming “fun.”
Jerian Grant (again another obscure fellow, Pitt is making heroes of all kind of no-name opponents this season) added 15 points and nine assists, and Eric Atkins also scored 15 points for the Irish (9-5, 1-0), who trailed 26-25 at intermission but missed only seven shots in the final 20 minutes of play.