Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pittsburgh 66 Duquesne 45

It wasn't always pretty, but at least the result was never in question as the Panthers improve to 8-1.

1.  Tray Woodall was the player of the game with 24 points, including 5-8 from three and 5-5 from the line.  He also had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, and even a block.  If he could play more like that then Pitt could be a Sweet 16 team.

2.  Another player needed to get to that level is freshman Steven Adams who may finally be getting it.  Yes, his hands still betray him sometimes, and he was brutal in his put back attempts in the first half, but he ended up with 8 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocks, and a steal. 

3.  Lamar Patterson again had a nice all around game with 13 points, including 5-8 from the field and 3-4 from three, as well as 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and a block.

4.  James Robinson was once again solid with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and a steal.  He also only had 2 turnovers.

5.  Talib Zanna had a low key game with 4 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 turnovers.

6.  On the downside, the bench, normally a strength, was brutal.  They ended up with just 8 points and they shot 3-19 from the field.  J.J. Moore was 1-9, but he did have 6 rebounds and the bench chipped in with 15 rebounds altogether. They also had 1 assist to go with 6 turnovers.  To make matters worse, they shot 2-5 from the line.  

7.  Duquesne had a terrible shooting night, going for 31.6% from the field, 23.8% from three, and with no inside game, they only attempted 6 free throws, making four.  But Pitt wasn't much better, shooting 38.7% from the field and 56.3% from the line.  The saving grace, however, came from three, thanks mostly to Woodall, as the Panthers made 9-16, good for 56.3%.  


  1. Adams was much more aggressive tonight and seemed to rebound with two hands more often.

    It's not about where he is now, just where he ends up in March.

  2. Pitt doesn't play well at Consol, and both teams had terribel shooting nights ... wonder if it has to do with a poor shooter's background or something

  3. Adams will be fine. He just needs to rebound and block shots. The offense will come.

  4. Butch Jones declined Colorado job...

    Betcha he is top of the list for Wisky...

  5. Alvarez has come out and said Chryst will stay at Pitt. And if you haven't heard or read some of the things he said, you need to do it. Shows what kind of man he is. Let's get Barry Alvarez for AD. And pay him what he wants and name buildings after him.