7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- DeJuan Blair became tangled with DePaul's Matija Poscic as the two went for a rebound early in the game, but only for a moment. Once he realized Blair was pulling him as well as the ball, Poscic quickly yanked his arm away.One could almost read Poscic's mind: Uhh, uhh, not happening to me.
• Pittsburgh earned its fifth straight victory over DePaul and its 19th consecutive home win with the easy 19-point cushion.
• DeJuan Blair led the way for Pitt with a game-high 20 points and 18 rebounds for his 31st career double-double and 17th of this season. The Panthers are 27-4 when Blair records a double-double.
• DePaul continued to struggle as it has now lost 14 straight games overall and 14 straight against ranked conference opponents.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-57 (.421)||32-69 (.464)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-25 (.440)||8-23 (.348)|
|FT Made-Attempted||2-6 (.333)||8-9 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||8 (0/0)|