The Panthers beat St. John's 63-47 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon, and to say that it was a much needed win is an understatement. The Panthers have improved to 21-7 overall and 9-6 in the Big East. The Panthers will be the favorites in their last three games and therefore could end the season with an impressive record of 24-7 overall and 12-6 in the Big East.
The main reason the Panthers won was Tray Woodall who led all scorers with 25 points, including 4-7 from three and 5-6 from the line. He also added 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Steven Adams started out strong with 5 points, 2 rebounds, a block, and a steal in the first four and a half minutes, but then Jamie Dixon inexplicably sat him down for the next 6+ minutes. Adams' momentum was lost but he still managed 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The rebound totals are one again way too low for a man of his size and talent.
Talib Zanna has continued to slump and played just 15 minutes. He ended up with 4 points, on 1-5 shooting from the field, and 3 rebounds.
Lamar Patterson still isn't aggressive enough and had an incredible 5 turnovers, but he did help contribute with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
James Robinson didn't try to provide much offense, as usual, but he had a solid floor game and played excellent defense. For the game he had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, and no turnovers. it was the seventh time this season that he had no turnovers. He's had just one turnover 13 times.
Dante Taylor and JJ Moore both added 5 points and 2 rebounds off the bench, while trey Zeigler added 4 rebounds.
St. John's star D'Angelo Harrison entered the game averaging 18.3 ppg. Pitt held him to 1-12 from the field.