12:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009
Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
WASHINGTON -- DeJuan Blair knew he was not the main focus of the two dozen or so NBA scouts or the national television audience. The featured attraction was supposed to be college basketball's latest flavor-of-the-month, Georgetown freshman Greg Monroe.In the second half, however, it was Blair who was thumping his chest while chants of "Let's Go, Pitt!" came from the upper-deck from the thousands of fans who made the trip to the nation's capital.
• Pittsburgh starts the season 14-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season, when they went 15-0, as the Panthers earn their third straight win over Georgetown.
• Three players scored in double-figures for the Panthers, including a team-high 20 points and 17 rebounds from DeJuan Blair. It was the ninth double-double for Blair this season and 23rd for his career.
• Georgetown, coming off of its upset win over No. 2 Connecticut on Monday, snapped its 29 game home win streak and 15 game home win streak against conference opponents at the Verizon Center.
• It was the worst home loss for Georgetown since losing to Temple by 18 in 2004 (75-57). DaJuan Summers finished with a season-high 22 points for the Hoyas.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-68 (.471)||18-51 (.353)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-19 (.158)||6-20 (.300)|
|FT Made-Attempted||3-6 (.500)||12-17 (.706)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|
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