Pitt takes 12th consecutive 'City Game' win
Pitt point guard Tray Woodall drives to the net against Duquesne in the second half of the City Game at Consol Energy Center.
Duquesne students cheer on their team as it takes on Pitt during the City Game at Consol Energy Center.
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Tray Woodall's season took a turn for the worse last year when he suffered a sports hernia in the annual game against Duquesne. Pitt's senior guard will have much better memories of his final City Game.
Woodall scored 24 points to lead the Panthers to a 66-45 victory at Consol Energy Center.
The Panthers (8-1) won its 12th consecutive games against the Dukes and hold a 50-31 edge in the series that dates to 1932.
The Dukes kept the score close for a while. Sean Johnson converted a 3-point play to tie the score at 15-15 with 8:12 remaining in the half, but the Panthers blew the game open in the final eight minutes before halftime.
Pitt finished the half on a 14-2 run. Woodall scored eight of his 14 first-half points in the final 2:53. Woodall was 3 for 5 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes. The Panthers made 5 of their 10 3-point attempts in the half.
The Panthers also owned the paint, grabbing 31 rebounds to Duquesne's 20 and outscoring the Dukes 10-0 on second-chance points.
Pitt quickly built its lead in the second half and led 39-22 after James Robinson made two free throws to cap a 10-2 Pitt run. The Dukes were never able to trim the deficit to single digits in the second half.
First Published December 5, 2012 8:58 pm