Scores

Final

Pittsburgh 62

(21-9, 9-8 Big East)

West Virginia 76

(21-9, 10-7 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, March 3, 2008

    WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    PITT 30 3262
    WVU 40 3676

    Top Performers

    Pittsburgh: L. Fields 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    West Virginia: J. Alexander 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    West Virginia 76, Pittsburgh 62

    Associated Press

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Joe Alexander matched a career-high with 32 points as West Virginia avenged an earlier defeat with a 76-62 win over rival Pittsburgh on Monday.

    The Panthers beat West Virginia 55-54 on Feb. 7 on a last-second 3-pointer. Alexander made sure it wasn't that close this time, using a series of jumpers and moves in the paint to match the 32 points he scored in a 79-71 loss to No. 15 Connecticut on Saturday.

    With West Virginia ahead 40-30, Alexander scored six consecutive points in the paint to give the Mountaineers a 47-30 edge just two minutes into the second half.

    West Virginia's lead ballooned to as much as 65-42 with nine minutes left on Alex Ruoff's 3-pointer and Darris Nichols' driving lay-up. Pitt never got closer than 15 points after that.

    Nichols and Ruoff added 17 points for West Virginia.

    Pitt was led by Levance Fields' 15 points. Sam Young added 13.

    Pitt was outrebounded 35-30 and never appeared comfortable challenging inside, allowing 30 points in the paint.

    West Virginia (21-9, 10-7 Big East) moved into sixth place in the Big East ahead of Pitt (21-9, 9-8).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PITT
    WVU
    Points 62 76
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 26-53 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-28 (.571) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 23

    2007-08 Season

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