When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh
Records: No. 21 Notre Dame 20-6, 8-5 Big East; No. 16 Pittsburgh 20-6, 8-5
TV: ESPN Radio: 1480 AM, 106.7 FM
Notre Dame leaders: Jack Cooley (14.6 ppg); Cooley (11.2 rpg); Eric Atkins (5.9 apg)
Pittsburgh leaders: Tray Woodall (10.9 ppg); Steven Adams (6.5 rpg); Woodall (5.5 apg)
Key matchup: Two of the Big Easts top backcourts will be on display tonight as Notre Dames Atkins and Jerian Grant matchup against Pittsburghs Woodall and James Robinson. Atkins has the conferences second best assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.8, and Grant is seventh at 2.2. Robinson leads the Big Eat in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.1, and Woodall is third at 2.6.
The skinny: Notre Dame and Pittsburgh had winning streaks snapped Saturday. The Irish had a two-game streak end with a 71-54 loss at Providence, and the Panthers had a three-game streak end with a 79-69 loss at Marquette. Notre Dame is 5-2 in its past seven games with three of the victories coming in overtime. Pittsburgh is the Big Easts best defensive team, giving up 55.4 points per game.