Pittsburgh 71

(6-0, 1-0 away)

Duquesne 60

(1-4, 1-2 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    PITT 32 3971
    DUQ 23 3760

    Top Performers

    Pittsburgh: C. Krauser 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl

    Duquesne: B. McAllister 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pittsburgh 71, Duquesne 60

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Carl Krauser had 23 points to lead visiting Pittsburgh to a 71-60 win over intra-city rival Duquesne on Wednesday night.

    Playing against a team with no starters taller than 6-foot-7, 7-foot Aaron Gray added 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for Pitt, which is 6-0 for the fourth season in a row.

    Bryant McAllister had 18 points and five assists to lead the Dukes in both categories.

    Duquesne (1-4) shot only 28 percent from the field in the first half and went a stretch of 9:59 with only one field goal, during which Pitt went on an 18-4 run.

    Duquesne got as close as six in the second half after a McAllister 3-point play, but the Panthers immediately followed with an 8-0 run.

    The Dukes shot only 35 percent from the field and made only four of 15 free throws.

    Pitt, which was playing its first game away from its on-campus Petersen Events Center, improved to 43-31 in the all-time "City Game" series against its rival about two miles down Pittsburgh's Fifth Avenue. The Panthers have won 24 of the last 27, including five in a row.

    Duquesne was playing its first game since learning it had lost junior forward Kieron Achara for the season. The preseason second-team all-Atlantic 10 conference team member will undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 71 60
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 19-55 (.345)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 3

    2005-06 Season

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