Pitt Defeats Duquesne, 66-45

Dec. 5, 2012

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PITTSBURGH - Tray Woodall scored a game-high 24 points and Lamar Patterson had 13 as Pitt (8-1) held Duquesne (4-4) to 31.6 percent shooting in a 66-45 win at CONSOL Energy Center.

Sean Johnson was the lone double-digit scorer for the Dukes with 13. Jeremiah Jones and Kadeem Pantophlet had 6 rebounds each for DU, which was outrebounded 49-33.

Steven Adams had 14 rebounds, including 9 of the Panthers' 21 offensive boards.

Johnson tied the game at 15-15 on a three-point play with 8:12 left in the first half, before Pitt closed the half with a 14-2 run.

Duquesne briefly cut it to nine in the opening minute of the second half before one of Woodall's five 3-pointers gave the Panthers a double-digit lead they would maintain for the remainder of the game.

Pitt outscored the Duquesne 19-3 in second chance points and 20-7 off turnovers.

DU went 5-of-21 from the 3-point arc with Johnson and Quevyn Winters connecting on two each. Woodall went 5-of-8 from 3-point as the Panthers finished 9-fo-17 from the arc.

* The win was Pitt's 12th in a row in the series

* There were three ties and one lead change, all in the first 11:48 of the game

* Pitt's largest lead was 24 points with 2:03 left (65-41)

* DU attempted a season-low six free throws.




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