Pitt Wins At DePaul, Earns Double Bye In Big East Tournament

March 10, 2013
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The Pitt Panthers closed the regular season Saturday with  an 81-66 victory at DePaul.

The victory ensures that Pitt (24-7; 12-6 Big East) has earned the #4 position in the Big East Conference and will receive a double bye at the start of the conference tournament.  The tourney begins Tuesday night, but the Panthers’ first game won’t come until 2:00 PM on Thursday.  (Catch the action on ESPN Radio 1120.)

Pitt began Saturday in a three-way tie for fourth place with Syracuse and Notre Dame.  The Orange lost a 61-39 decision to Georgetown, and the Fighting Irish were beaten 73-57 by Louisville.

On Saturday, J.J. Moore led Pitt with 21 points, shooting a perfect 13-for-13 with a career-high five three-pointers.  Tray Woodall added 18 points as the Panthers shot a torrid 72 percent from the floor.

Brandon Young led DePaul with 22 points, and Worrel Clahar tallied 19.

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