Scores

Final

(18) Pittsburgh 35

(18-6, 8-3 Big East)

(11) West Virginia 56

(20-3, 9-1 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, February 13, 2008

    1 2 T
    #18PITT 13 2235
    #11WVU 25 3156

    Top Performers

    Pittsburgh: A. Braxton 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

    West Virginia: O. Sanni 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    WVU takes charge as Pitt shoots 20 percent from field

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Olayinka Sanni scored 17 points and No. 11 West Virginia used 16-2 runs in each half to beat No. 18 Pittsburgh 56-35 on Wednesday night.

    Meg Bulger added 14 points for the Mountaineers (20-3, 9-1 Big East), who reached 20 wins for the fourth time in five seasons.

    Pittsburgh (18-6, 8-3) was held to a season-low 20 percent shooting (12-of-59) from the field and its lowest scoring output in seven seasons.

    West Virginia overcame a cold start while Pitt couldn't. The teams missed a combined 23 of 25 field goals to start the game, when West Virginia finally started connecting. The Mountaineers led 20-4 after the first big run on the way to a 25-13 halftime lead.

    It marked the first time Pitt scored less than 15 points in a half since 2003 against Xavier.

    LaQuita Owens' 3-pointer capped a 16-2 run after halftime to put the Mountaineers ahead 41-15 with 13 minutes remaining.

    Pitt got no closer than 20 points afterward in losing for the third time in four games.

    Ashleigh Braxton scored 13 points for Pittsburgh, which committed 20 turnovers. Shavonte Zellous, the Big East's second-leading scorer at 19.9 points, was held to six.

    West Virginia won its 16th straight home game. It was the first time in 36 meetings that both teams were ranked.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PITT
    WVU
    Points 35 56
    FG Made-Attempted 12-59 (.203) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    Game Leaders

     
    PITT
    WVU
    PointsA. Braxton 13O. Sanni 17
    ReboundsM. Walker 10L. Owens 10
    AssistsS. Moore 2A. Powell 6
    StealsT. Harrison 3O. Sanni 3

    2007-08 Season

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    » Feb 13, 2008 @WVU 56, PITT 35Recap | Box Score
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