Wichita St. 73, Pittsburgh 55

Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:40 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - Derrick Dixon, Brian Dorsey, Verne Harris
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wichita St. 26 47 73
Pittsburgh 21 34 55

Recap


Wichita State 73, No. 22 Pittsburgh 55:
Malcolm Armstead scored 22 points and Cleanthony Early added 21 as the Shockers routed the Panthers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City.

Carl Hall added 11 points for ninth-seeded Wichita State (27-8), which will face No. 1 Gonzaga in Saturday's third round.

Steven Adams had 13 points and 11 rebounds for eighth-seeded Pittsburgh (24-9), which shot 35.2 percent from the field and went 1-for-17 from 3-point range in the West Regional contest.

The Panthers were within eight with less than eight minutes to play before Wichita State put the game away with a 13-4 run to boost its lead to 60-43 on two free throws by Armstead with 4:05 to play.

Both teams endured sluggish shooting in the first half – a combined 15-of-51 from the field – with Wichita State scoring the final seven points for a 26-21 lead at the break. The Shockers scored the first four of the second half and stretched the lead to 41-31 on a three-point play by Hall with 11:57 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The NCAA victory is the first for the Shockers since they advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2006. … Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson was called for a flagrant 1 foul in the first half while driving to the basket when his elbow inadvertently clubbed Wichita State’s Ron Baker in the face. … The teams were a combined 3-of-37 from 3-point range – the Shockers were 2-for-20 and shot 38.8 percent from the field.

Wichita St. Shockers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ehimen Orukpe 15:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 2 0 1
Malcolm Armstead 28:00 6-14 1-6 9-9 2 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 22
Demetric Williams 14:00 0-2 0-1 3-4 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 3
Tekele Cotton 33:00 2-3 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 2 0 5 0 0 6
Carl Hall 24:00 3-6 0-0 5-6 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 0 11
Cleanthony Early 28:00 7-15 0-6 7-8 3 4 7 0 2 1 1 1 21
Ron Baker 29:00 0-5 0-5 6-8 0 2 2 3 4 1 2 0 6
Jake White 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Nick Wiggins 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chadrack Lufile 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2
Fred Van Vleet 14:00 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 19-49 2-20 33-41 10 20 30 11 20 10 11 1 73
  38.8% 10.0% 80.5% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tray Woodall 30:00 1-12 0-5 0-0 1 4 5 1 5 0 5 0 2
Lamar Patterson 21:00 1-7 0-4 7-7 0 0 0 2 5 1 3 0 9
Talib Zanna 20:00 1-4 0-0 2-4 4 3 7 0 2 0 1 0 4
Steven Adams 27:00 5-7 0-0 3-4 3 8 11 1 2 1 1 2 13
James Robinson 30:00 2-7 0-3 3-3 0 1 1 3 4 1 2 0 7
Dante Taylor 13:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
Trey Zeigler 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0
Durand Johnson 19:00 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 3
J.J. Moore 20:00 3-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Cameron Wright 14:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
TOTAL 200 19-54 1-17 16-20 9 19 28 8 27 5 15 5 55
  35.2% 5.9% 80.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15