Jan. 16, 2010

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Nasir Robinson scored a career-high 26 points and No. 16 Pittsburgh staged a frantic rally in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, then avoided a third consecutive home loss to Louisville by winning 82-77 on Saturday.

Pitt (15-2, 5-0 Big East) won its eighth straight overall and 31st in succession at the Petersen Events Center - the second-longest streak in major college basketball to Kansas' 51 - despite trailing most of the second half.

Samardo Samuels scored 25 points for Louisville (12-6, 3-2), which led by as many as six points and was ahead 68-63 with 34 seconds remaining.

Brad Wanamaker scored 20 points for the Panthers, including the five points they needed to get to overtime after Louisville missed four of five free throws in the final 42 seconds of regulation.