Pittsburgh 68, Providence 64

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials - Roger Ayers, Joe Lindsay, Lamar Simpson
Attendance - 7542

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Pittsburgh 34 34 68
Providence 27 37 64

Recap


Pittsburgh 68, Providence 64: Lamar Patterson scored 17 points and the visiting Panthers held off a late comeback to notch their third consecutive victory.

Tray Woodall, Talib Zanna and J.J. Moore scored nine points apiece and James Robinson hit a pair of clinching free throws with 9.4 seconds to play as Pittsburgh (16-4, 4-3 Big East) had nine players score in the final regular-season league matchup between the schools.

Bryce Cotton scored 24 points and Kadeem Batts added 17 and nine rebounds for Providence (10-9, 2-5), which lost for the seventh time in nine games.

The Panthers, who led by as many as 12 points in the first half, were ahead by 10 before Batts scored eight straight points for the Friars, who cut the deficit to 51-49 on LaDontae Henton's 3-pointer with just over 7 1/2 minutes left.

Moore buried a 3-pointer to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 63-53 with 2:27 remaining, but the Friars charged back and sliced the deficit to two on Cotton's 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play before Robinson sealed it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Panthers shot 51 percent from the floor and 57.1 from 3-point range, but finished 12-of-21 from the free-throw line. ... Cotton, who entered as the leading scorer in the Big East, had 13 points at the half on 5-of-6 shooting. The rest of his team went 6-for-21 in the half. ... The Panthers have won four straight and 12 of 13 in the series. 

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Steven Adams 18:00 3-5 0-0 2-4 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 8
James Robinson 25:00 1-4 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 5
Tray Woodall 34:00 4-7 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 8 0 3 2 0 9
Lamar Patterson 31:00 7-10 1-2 2-3 2 5 7 2 3 3 2 0 17
Talib Zanna 32:00 3-9 0-0 3-6 1 3 4 1 4 1 2 1 9
Dante Taylor 12:00 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
J.J. Moore 19:00 4-7 1-2 0-0 3 1 4 0 1 1 2 0 9
Trey Zeigler 20:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 6
Durand Johnson 9:00 1-1 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 26-51 4-7 12-21 10 18 28 12 13 10 13 2 68
  51.0% 57.1% 57.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 13

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kadeem Batts 39:00 8-12 0-0 1-3 5 4 9 1 4 2 3 0 17
Vincent Council 37:00 5-10 0-2 1-2 0 2 2 7 3 2 5 0 11
Bryce Cotton 39:00 9-16 4-9 2-3 2 2 4 3 0 1 2 0 24
LaDontae Henton 26:00 3-8 1-4 2-2 2 5 7 1 3 0 2 1 9
Kris Dunn 24:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 0
Josh Fortune 16:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3
Sidiki Johnson 13:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Lee Goldsbrough 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ted Bancroft 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-55 6-17 6-10 12 16 28 14 15 8 16 3 64
  47.3% 35.3% 60.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 16