7:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- DeJuan Blair spent most of Thursday night sitting on the bench, mired in foul trouble and watching Pittsburgh struggle mightily against overmatched West Virginia.Now he'll get to sit around and watch the rest of the Big East tournament, too.
• West Virginia improved to 17-0 this season when scoring at least 70 points.
• The Mountaineers shot 88.9 percent from the free-throw line (24 of 27), their second-best free throw percentage this season.
• The story for Pittsburgh was DeJuan Blair, who fouled out for the third time this season. The Panthers are 0-3 in 2008-09 when Blair fouls out.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-52 (.442)||23-51 (.451)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||0-8 (.000)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-27 (.889)||14-19 (.737)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|