7:00 PM ET, February 16, 2009
XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Blair, Fields help No. 4 Pitt to first-ever win over top-ranked team
HARTFORD, Conn. -- It wasn't just a game between No. 1 and No. 4. It was a game between two of the Big East's most physical teams. And it was played just the way it was expected to be.
Not So One-Derful
Life isn't always better at the top. Just ask UConn. The Huskies became the fifth top-ranked team to lose this season.
|Mon.||UConn||No. 4 Pitt||76-68|
|Jan. 28||Duke||No. 4 Wake||70-68|
|Jan. 21||Wake||Va Tech||78-71|
|Jan. 17||Pitt||No. 20 L'ville||69-63|
• Pitt improved to 1-13 all-time against top-ranked teams.
• DeJuan Blair led the way with with 22 points and a career-high 23 rebounds. It was Blair's second career 20-20 game, which ties a school record.
• After setting a career-high in points (25) and rebounds (20) in his last game, the Huskies' Hasheem Thabeet finished with five points and four rebounds.
-- ESPN research
Katz: Pitt Powers Through
Pitt won its first-ever game against a No. 1 team by beating UConn, and in the process the Panthers proved they are capable and worthy of being No. 1 again this season, writes Andy Katz. Story
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-65 (.400)||26-60 (.433)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-19 (.421)||5-17 (.294)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-20 (.800)||11-17 (.647)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|