7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2011
Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Ashton Gibbs helps No. 5 Pittsburgh pull away from No. 19 Georgetown early
WASHINGTON -- The clash of high-scoring backcourts was no contest. Pittsburgh came in already on a roll, and Georgetown was already in a slump.The Panthers' perimeter trio of Ashton Gibbs, Brad Wanamaker and Gilbert Brown scored an early knockout of the Hoyas' Chris Wright, Austin Freeman and Jason Clark. No. 5 Pitt had a double-digit lead after 10 minutes and held it the rest of the way Wednesday night in a 72-57 win over Georgetown (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP)."I thought me, Brad, Gil and Travon [Woodall], we definitely took it as a personal challenge," Gibbs said. "I guess they were considered one of the best backcourts in the country, and we wanted to come out and show what we had, too."
• Pittsburgh started the game on a 24-9 run and the Panthers began Big East play 4-0 for the third straight year.
• Pittsburgh is 6-2 in its past eight games against Georgetown in the Verizon Center.
• Ashton Gibbs led the Panthers with a game-high 22 points, for his seventh 20-point game of the season.
• The Hoyas started 1-4 in conference play for the first time under John Thompson III and for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
• The 57 points scored by Georgetown are the second fewest in a game this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-49 (.449)||19-50 (.380)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||5-20 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||22-31 (.710)||14-25 (.560)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||26 (0/0)|
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