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Harangody Misses Third Straight Game As Irish Thump Panthers

Last updated on Thursday, February 25, 2010

(SOUTH BEND, IN) - The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame snapped their three-game losing streak in impressive fashion, bouncing 16th-ranked Pittsburgh 68-53 at Purcell Pavilion at The Joyce Center.

Tim Abromaitis led a balanced Notre Dame attack with 17 points as the Irish played once again without Luke Harangody, who is sidelined by a knee injury.

Ben Hansbrough finished with 15 points, Tory Jackson scored 14 and Tyrone Nash added 13 as Notre Dame improves to 18-10, 7-8 in the Big East.

Ashton Gibbs scored 14 points to lead Pitt with Jermaine Dixon adding 13 as the Panthers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

Pitt falls to 21-7, 10-5 in the conference. Notre Dame is at Georgetown on Saturday afternoon.

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