Boxscore
Pittsburgh 65, Rutgers 62
Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Officials - Jim Burr, Bill McCarthy, Earl Walton
Attendance - 8024

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Pittsburgh 27 38 65
Rutgers 28 34 62

Recap


Ashton Gibbs tied a career high with 24 points, and No. 2 Pittsburgh sank its final nine free throws to escape with a 65-62 victory over host Rutgers on Saturday night.

Gibbs scored 19 of the first 33 points for Pitt (20-2, 8-1 Big East) before getting help from Gary McGhee, who also matched a career best with 13 points, and the rest of the Panthers, who finished 28 for 35 from the foul line.

Dane Miller's 3-point attempt to tie it in the closing seconds missed the mark for Rutgers (12-9, 3-6), which was vying for its first win over a top-5 opponent.

Jonathan Mitchell, Mike Coburn and Robert Lumpkins, who averaged 3.3 points coming in, each tallied 12 points for the Scarlet Knights, who were blown out by Pitt 83-54 last season.

Pitt had trailed only 18 total minutes in its eight previous Big East games, but fell behind 10-3, and Rutgers led 18 minutes of the first half en route to a 28-27 halftime edge.

Gibbs had 15 first-half points, but Pitt shot 29.2 percent as it continued to struggle following its 56-51 home loss to Notre Dame on Monday.

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ashton Gibbs 34:00 7-14 4-9 6-6 2 2 4 0 2 2 2 0 24
Gary McGhee 22:00 4-5 0-0 5-10 1 7 8 1 5 0 0 2 13
Brad Wanamaker 32:00 1-7 0-1 7-8 1 3 4 3 3 0 1 1 9
Gilbert Brown 32:00 1-3 1-2 6-6 1 4 5 1 2 0 3 0 9
Nasir Robinson 23:00 2-7 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 4
Dante Taylor 17:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 2
Travon Woodall 20:00 0-6 0-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2
Lamar Patterson 18:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 1 3 2 2 0 2
Talib Zanna 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 16-45 5-16 28-35 10 26 36 8 18 4 11 6 65
  35.6% 31.2% 80.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gilvydas Biruta 9:00 1-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 2
James Beatty 36:00 3-9 3-9 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 1 1 0 9
Dane Miller 31:00 3-8 0-1 3-4 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 3 9
Mike Coburn 34:00 4-7 0-1 4-6 0 2 2 7 3 2 0 1 12
Jonathan Mitchell 32:00 4-11 0-3 4-5 1 6 7 0 1 1 2 0 12
Austin Johnson 21:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Mike Poole 16:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 0 3 1 6
Robert Lumpkins 17:00 4-8 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 12
Austin Carroll 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-57 5-18 13-18 4 18 22 11 26 5 6 8 62
  38.6% 27.8% 72.2% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 6
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