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Final

DePaul 69

(13-4, 1-2 Big East)

(19) Pittsburgh 62

(11-4, 1-2 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, January 10, 2009

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    DEP 34 3569
    #19PITT 39 2362

    Top Performers

    Depaul: N. Williams 27 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast

    Pittsburgh: S. Zellous 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast

    Williams, Naughton help DePaul rally for Big East win

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH -- Natasha Williams scored 27 points, Deirdre Naughton added 24 and DePaul rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to hand Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) its second consecutive loss, 69-62 on Saturday.

    Shavonte Zellous had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, but no other Pitt player scored in double figures as the Panthers shot 34.5 percent (20-of-58). The Panthers were coming off a 77-69 loss at Providence on Wednesday.

    Pitt (11-4, 1-2 in Big East) led 43-34 with 18:44 remaining, but then went scoreless for nearly 6 1/2 minutes.

    Naughton's 3-pointer put DePaul (13-4, 1-2) ahead for good at 53-52 with 5:53 remaining. Naughton later hit another 3 and scored off Felicia Chester's steal on consecutive possessions to make it 60-54 with 4:04 to go.

    The Blue Demons closed it out by outscoring Pitt 7-2 over the last 3:21.

    DePaul won for the first time in three Big East games, but its two losses were to Louisville and Notre Dame.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    PITT
    Points 69 62
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 20-58 (.345)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 9

    Game Leaders

     
    DEP
    PITT
    PointsN. Williams 27S. Zellous 26
    ReboundsN. Williams 10C. Cole 8
    AssistsS. Quigley 6S. Zellous 5
    StealsS. Quigley 2S. Scott 2
    BlocksF. Chester 2S. Scott 2

    2008-09 Season

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    » Jan 10, 2009 DEP 69, @PITT 62Recap | Box Score
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