12:00 PM ET, February 21, 2010
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh controlled the tempo and the offensive rebounding to hand No. 3 Villanova its second consecutive loss.Ashton Gibbs scored 21 points, Gilbert Brown added 16 and Gary McGhee's 10 rebounds led the Panthers (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) to the upset of the Wildcats 70-65 on Sunday.
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• Pittsburgh won its seventh straight home game against a team ranked in the top five of the AP poll as Ashton Gibbs led all scorers with 21 points.
• Gibbs, who scored a season-low two points in his previous game, has reached the 20-point mark in three of his last four games.
• The Panthers shot 35.1 percent from the field, their second-lowest in a win this season. Pitt improved to 36-1 in its last 37 home games.
• Villanova has lost two straight, its first losing streak since the 2007-08 season. The Wildcats have lost three of their last five games after a 20-1 start to the season.
• Villanova's Scottie Reynolds scored 20 points and is averaging 21 points over his last five games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-53 (.453)||20-57 (.351)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-14 (.429)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||26-34 (.765)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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