Ronald Ramon made a go-ahead three-point basket with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and No. 22-ranked Pittsburgh withstood Chris Quinn's 37 points and frantic Notre Dame rallies at the end of regulation and the first overtime for a 100-97 victory Wednesday night at Pittsburgh.
"It's hard to say you played good defense when somebody scores 37 points, but I thought we did," Coach Jamie Dixon said after the game, which was the Big East Conference opener for both teams. "I'm sure I'll see that guy scoring in my head the rest of the night."
Aaron Gray scored a career-high 25 points and Carl Krauser had 21 before fouling out late in regulation, but it was freshman Sam Young who did much of the important scoring for the Panthers.
Young had only two points until late in the second half but finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds as Pittsburgh opened a season 12-0 for only the fifth time in its 100 years of basketball.
"It was just a classic college basketball game," Krauser said. "And our young guys came through."
The Irish (9-3) trailed by nine points in the last 45 seconds of regulation and seven points with a minute left in the first overtime.
Quinn, a senior, scored 30 of his 37 points after halftime, including a remarkable 16 consecutive late in the second half. He made a three-pointer and a driving layup in the last 18 seconds of the first overtime to force a second overtime. "I haven't had a game like that since high school," said Quinn, whose previous career high was 26 points against Michigan this season.
No. 4 Memphis 83, Middle Tennessee 50 -- Joey Dorsey had 14 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to lead the host Tigers (12-2).
Marcus Morrison had 11 points for Middle Tennessee (7-5), which shot 32% and had 25 turnovers.
No. 14 Maryland 99, Texas A&M; Corpus Christi 73 -- Nik Caner-Medley scored a season-high 23 points and Terrapins (11-2) earned their 29th consecutive nonconference home victory.
Chris Daniels scored 18 points for the Islanders (10-5), who were 10 for 26 from three-point range and committed 24 turnovers.
No. 20 George Washington 72, Temple 60 -- Maureece Rice scored 14 points and Mike Hall had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Colonials (9-1) at Philadelphia in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for the teams.
Mardy Collins had 19 points for the Owls (6-5), who have lost four in a row to George Washington.