Pitt to face 'Cuse Thursday in Big East tourney
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NEW YORK -- No. 5 seed Syracuse defeated No. 12 seed Seton Hall, 75-63 this afternoon in a Big East tournament second-round game. Syracuse advanced to the quarterfinal round and will play No. 4 Pitt at 2 p.m. Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Pitt (24-7) beat Syracuse (24-8) in their only meeting during the regular season 65-55, at the Petersen Events Center, but Orange senior James Southerland sat out that game with an eligibility issue.
Southerland was 6 for 9 from 3-point range and scored 20 points to lead the Orange past Seton Hall. The score was tied, 34-34, at halftime, but Syracuse dominated the Pirates in the second half and coasted to an easy victory.
The Panthers have won 14 of the past 18 against the Orange. In the Feb. 2 game, Pitt received 13 points from senior guard Tray Woodall and Pitt's bench outscored Syracuse's bench, 31-3. Reserve guard Cameron Wright broke a 35-35 tie midway with a 3-pointer midway through the second half to give the Panthers the lead for good.
It was the 14th victory against the Orange in the past 18 meetings.
First Published March 13, 2013 4:42 pm