Boxscore
Pittsburgh 79, Villanova 70
Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Officials - Roger Ayers, Jim Burr, John Gaffney
Attendance - 12508

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 28 42 70
Pittsburgh 40 39 79

Recap


PITTSBURGH 79, VILLANOVA 70: Tray Woodall continued his strong play of late with 29 points, six rebounds and five assists as host Pittsburgh picked up its fourth straight win with a 79-70 triumph over Villanova.

Ashton Gibbs added 25 points for the Panthers (15-9, 4-7 Big East), who have pushed their way back onto the NCAA Tournament bubble. Pittsburgh will face only one currently ranked team - No. 25 Louisville - the rest of the regular season.

Woodall, who missed 11 of 12 games with a groin injury, has been the biggest reason for the turnaround. The junior point guard is averaging 18.5 points and 6.8 assists during the four-game winning streak.

Gibbs and Woodall combined for 26 points in the first half as Pittsburgh blasted out to a 40-28 lead at the break, shooting 54 percent in the period.

Villanova (10-13, 3-8 Big East) let it get to 45-28 on Gibbs’ 3-pointer early in the second before slowly beginning to push back. The Wildcats chipped it all the way down to 71-68 on JayVaughn Pinkston’s free throws with 23 seconds left.

But Woodall converted a layup at the other end and hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it.

Mouphtauo Yarou collected 12 points and 14 rebounds for Villanova.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Bell 23:00 3-8 2-3 2-2 1 3 4 1 5 0 1 0 10
Dominic Cheek 35:00 5-10 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 13
JayVaughn Pinkston 35:00 2-7 0-0 6-8 5 0 5 0 4 2 1 0 10
Maalik Wayns 38:00 7-22 1-10 3-3 1 6 7 4 4 0 3 0 18
Mouphtaou Yarou 31:00 3-13 0-0 6-8 8 6 14 2 3 0 1 3 12
Maurice Sutton 8:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 5
Ty Johnson 22:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 1 2
Markus Kennedy 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Darrun Hilliard 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Achraf Yacoubou 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-64 6-19 18-23 16 17 33 12 24 4 11 4 70
  35.9% 31.6% 78.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lamar Patterson 21:00 2-4 1-1 3-4 1 2 3 2 5 0 2 0 8
Ashton Gibbs 36:00 7-12 4-8 7-7 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 25
Nasir Robinson 26:00 2-7 0-0 0-2 3 1 4 2 4 0 3 1 4
Tray Woodall 37:00 7-12 3-6 12-12 0 6 6 5 0 2 6 0 29
Talib Zanna 28:00 1-5 0-0 2-2 1 7 8 1 2 0 0 2 4
Dante Taylor 22:00 3-6 0-0 3-4 3 2 5 0 2 1 0 2 9
J.J. Moore 10:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Cameron Wright 11:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 0
John Johnson 9:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-51 8-18 27-31 9 23 32 11 16 7 15 6 79
  43.1% 44.4% 87.1% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 15
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