7:30 PM ET, March 4, 2009
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- Not many teams are capable of hitting Pittsburgh (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today, No. 3 AP) with a 21-5 run like Marquette (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) did to start the second half, the kind of can-you-answer-this surge that shifts momentum and leads to upsets.There probably aren't many teams in the country that can respond the way the Panthers did, with a 10-minute stretch so overwhelming that it left opposing coach Buzz Williams shaking his head in admiration.
Not Half Bad
Marquette had a 57-50 lead with 16 minutes to go, but the final 15:43 belonged to the Panthers. Pitt had a stretch in which they made at least six straight FGs twice (separate streaks of 6 and 8).
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|* -- Made 9 of first 14.|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-61 (.426)||34-54 (.630)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-26 (.385)||7-17 (.412)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-18 (.722)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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