(22) Pittsburgh 54

(12-0, 6-0 away)

Liberty 47

(6-5, 3-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 20, 2006

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    #22PITT 24 3054
    LIB 26 2147

    Late run lifts Pittsburgh past Liberty in Caribbean Classic

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous scored 23 points and No. 22 Pittsburgh woke up after 15 lackluster minutes to beat Liberty 54-47 in the Caribbean Classic Tournament on Wednesday.

    The Panthers (12-0) shot just 38 percent from the field and trailed for most of the game against Liberty (6-5), which was led by 16 points from Megan Frazee.

    Zellous, who also had seven rebounds, made a basket with 5:41 remaining for Pittsburgh's first lead in the second half, and the Panthers tightened on defense down the stretch to defeat the Flames.

    Pittsburgh closes the tournament Thursday against fourth-ranked Duke.

    Mercedes Walker added 13 points for Pittsburgh, which made only 1-of-6 3-pointers.

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