Pitt avenges loss earlier in season to Cincinnati
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CINCINNATI -- Senior guard Tray Woodall became the 41st Pitt player to score 1,000 points in the Panthers' 62-52 victory against Cincinnati tonight in a Big East Conference game at Fifth Third Arena.
Woodall led the Panthers with 14 points. Freshman center Steven Adams added 13 points and Talib Zanna had 11 for the Panthers, who became the first team in the Big East to reach eight victories in the conference.
Woodall scored all eight of his second-half points in the final seven minutes of the half when the Panthers overtook the Bearcats. He made a big 3-pointer to tie the score at 45-45 with 6:56 remaining and then drilled another 3-pointer to make it 54-48 with 3:21 to go.
Pitt (20-5, 8-4) has won seven of its past eight and avenged a loss earlier in the season to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati (18-6, 6-5) has lost three of its past five. Sean Kilpatrick scored 16 for the Bearcats, but he was held to one point after halftime.
Pitt took its first lead of the second half with 6:14 remaining when Trey Zeigler cut to the hoop and made a layup, capping an 8-0 run.
Cincinnati led 31-26 at halftime. Kilpatrick scored 15 points to lead the Bearcats in the first half. He scored six points in Cincinnati's 10-2 run to end the half -- three via a 3-point play and another three on a 3-pointer from the corner.
Pitt had used an 11-0 run to take a 24-21 lead after Woodall made his second 3-pointer of the game with 3:03 left before halftime.
Ray Fittipaldo: rfittipaldo: firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter @rayfitt1.
First Published February 9, 2013 8:33 pm