Boxscore
Washington St. 67, Pittsburgh 66
Monday, March 26, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington
Officials - Kevin Brill, Mark Cook, Gregory Nixon
Attendance - 4226

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Pittsburgh 38 28 66
Washington St. 35 32 67

Recap


Washington State 67, Pittsburgh 66: Abe Lodwick had 16 points and seven rebounds as the host Cougars withstood a furious rally to take the opener in the College Basketball Invitational championship.

Game 2 in the best-of-3 series is Wednesday night at Pittsburgh.

Reggie Moore added 14 points and DeVonte Lacy had 10 for Washington State (19-16), which played without leading scorer Brock Motum. The All-Pac-12 forward sprained an ankle against Oregon State in the semifinals.

Tray Woodall and J.J. Moore scored 16 points apiece for Pittsburgh (20-17), which made just four of its first 17 second-half shots while the Cougars pulled ahead. Washington State led by as many as 12 (60-48) with eight minutes remaining following a 13-1 run.

Talib Zanna's three-point play brought the Panthers within 67-65 with a minute left, but Zanna later made one of two foul shots with a chance to tie. In the closing seconds, Pitt had a layup blocked and missed a jumper at the buzzer.

The Panthers used a 13-0 burst to gain a 25-17 advantage midway through the first half. Woodall hit three of the team's seven 3-pointers in the half as Pitt took a 38-35 edge into the locker room.

Washington State shot 63 percent (12 for 19) in the first half, including 5 for 7 beyond the arc, to keep things tight in Motum's absence. The Cougars reclaimed the lead on Lacy's free throw at 43-42 and did not relinquish it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lodwick topped his 6.6 scoring average less than six minutes in and netted seven straight points during an early 12-2 Cougars' run. ... It marked Pittsburgh's first visit to Pullman, Wash., since facing Pepperdine there in the 1982 NCAA tournament. ... Pitt senior Ashton Gibbs, who missed all eight of his shots in going scoreless against Butler in the semifinals, made his first Monday, an early 3-pointer, but was shutout the rest of the first half.

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nasir Robinson 20:00 5-9 1-1 0-2 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 11
Dante Taylor 20:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 4 1 5 2 1 1 1 0 0
Tray Woodall 36:00 6-10 4-6 0-0 0 1 1 7 3 1 1 0 16
Lamar Patterson 31:00 4-9 1-1 0-0 0 5 5 4 2 1 1 0 9
Ashton Gibbs 28:00 2-7 2-4 1-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 7
J.J. Moore 29:00 5-9 2-6 4-4 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 16
Talib Zanna 20:00 2-3 0-0 3-5 3 5 8 0 2 0 1 1 7
Cameron Wright 13:00 0-6 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
John Johnson 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-54 10-20 8-15 12 16 28 18 14 4 7 2 66
  44.4% 50.0% 53.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7

Washington St. Cougars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Abe Lodwick 31:00 6-12 4-5 0-1 2 5 7 1 2 0 1 0 16
Charlie Enquist 27:00 3-4 0-0 3-4 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 9
Reggie Moore 35:00 3-7 0-0 8-10 2 3 5 5 0 0 5 0 14
Marcus Capers 29:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 4 4 0 2 2 0
DaVonte Lacy 28:00 3-7 1-5 3-4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 10
Mike Ladd 25:00 2-3 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 6
D.J. Shelton 13:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 6
Patrick Simon 9:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
Dexter Kernich-Drew 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-43 9-15 14-19 7 19 26 16 10 3 8 4 67
  51.2% 60.0% 73.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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