PANTHERS TAKE GAME ONE OF BASKET -BRAWL
Pitt goes in Morgantown for rivalry victory
January 25, 2009
Sam Young made up for lost time. Saddled with foul trouble, Young had just six points in only nine minutes of action when he returned following the under 16 media timeout in the second half as the Panthers and West Virginia were locked in a tight Big East battle in Morgantown.
WVU led 45-43, but they had no answer for Young down the stretch who scored 16 of his game-high 22 points and helped ignite a 16-5 run that took just 4:48 for the Panthers to gain control of the game, 59-50. Pitt Pulls Away from West Virginia (Tribune-Review) from there as the run reached 28-10 less than four minutes later with Pitt leading 71-55 with 7:18 left on a Jermaine Dixon (1 points) three-pointer.
The Mountaineers Fall to Pitt (wvmetronews.com) in a battle of the top two defensive teams of the Big East as the Panthers shoot 55% (30-55) from the floor and register 18 assists to just 9 turnovers in the game.
Besides Young’s 22 points, sophomore DeJuan Blair posted another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Levance Fields added 13 points and 5 assists.
The Panthers return to action Wednesday when they travel to Villanova.
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