Scores

Final

Cincinnati 67

(13-14, 8-7 Big East)

Pittsburgh 73

(20-8, 8-7 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, February 27, 2008

    Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    CIN 29 3867
    PITT 29 4473

    Top Performers

    Cincinnati: J. Williamson 27 Pts, 9 Reb

    Pittsburgh: D. Blair 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Pittsburgh 73, Cincinnati 67

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sam Young had 20 points and DeJuan Blair had 18 as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-67 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday.

    Blair added a game-high 10 rebounds and Keith Benjamin had 11 points for the Panthers (20-8, 8-7 Big East), who won their 20th game for the seventh consecutive season.

    John Williamson tied a career high with 27 points and Deonta Vaughn had 24 to account for the majority of the scoring for the Bearcats, who have lost two in a row.

    The game featured seven ties and seven lead changes and neither team opened up a lead of more than seven. The game was tied at halftime, and Cincinnati (13-14, 8-7) opened the second half on an 11-4 run, but Pitt scored the next seven points to tie it again at 40.

    Pitt held a two-point lead late until Levance Fields' 3-pointer with 54 seconds left made it a two-possession game.

    The win was the first for Pitt since starting point guard Fields returned from injury.

    The Panthers started the season 11-0, but Fields injured his foot during a loss to Dayton on Dec. 29 after Pitt had climbed to No. 6. The team went 8-4 without Fields and lost all three games since he returned Feb. 15 at Marquette.

    Fields had seven points and a team-high five assists.

    Jamie Dixon became the first Pitt coach to win 20 games five seasons in a row with a victory that strengthens the team's chances of making the NCAA tournament for the seventh straight year.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CIN
    PITT
    Points 67 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 6

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