Somehow, Notre Dame was able to overcome a 1-18 start, from the field. In the 51-42 win over Pitt Monday, Pitt still ended up outshooting the Irish 34.8% (16-46) to 38.3 % (18-47).
While shooting is a bit of a concern, another area the Panthers need a major adjustment in is rebounding. In the eight games leading up to the Marquette game, Pitt had an average rebounding margin of +9. In these two losses, opponents have had an average rebounding margin of +12. There's some truth to that, being that the last two losses are the two biggest margins of defeat this year for Pitt.