7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2009
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Late first-half run helps No. 4 Pitt past WVU for fourth straight victory
PITTSBURGH -- Both of No. 4 Pittsburgh's losses came after physical center DeJuan Blair got into foul trouble. When Blair was pulled with less than five minutes gone after drawing two fouls against West Virginia, the Mountaineers were more than encouraged.Sorry, false alarm.
• The Panthers won their 17th straight home game and their eighth straight game vs. unranked Big East opponents.
• The Mountaineers lost for the sixth time in their last seven games at Pitt as the Panthers swept the regular-season series.
• All six of West Virginia's Big East losses have come to ranked opponents.
• Alex Ruoff led the Mountaineers with 17 points but fouled out in just 24 minutes.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-52 (.404)||26-54 (.481)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-16 (.313)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-16 (.750)||14-19 (.737)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|