7:00 PM ET, November 21, 2008
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Young comes up big during late first-half surge as No. 6 Pitt rolls past Akron
PITTSBURGH -- Sam Young was chosen as the Big East's most improved player last season, and what impresses Akron coach Keith Dambrot is Young is even better this season.So much better, Dambrot is willing to drop this name around him: LeBron James.Young gave Akron problems no matter where he was on the floor, scoring 26 points and taking control during a Pittsburgh surge late in the first half that carried the No. 6 Panthers to an 86-67 victory on Friday night.
• Pittsburgh improves to 14-0 when Sam Young (26 points) makes at least seven field goals on at least 55 percent shooting.
• The Panthers are 27-0 in November under Jamie Dixon.
• Akron falls to 0-21 all-time vs. ranked opponents.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-50 (.500)||27-60 (.450)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-18 (.333)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-14 (.786)||27-37 (.730)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||30 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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