December 6, 2006
Panthers beat Duquesne 73-56
Geographically, Pitt and Duquesne are separated by a 2.15 mile stretch of Forbes Avenue. On Wednesday, the #2 Panthers showed that there's quite a bit more separating the teams on the court as they beat the Dukes 73-56 night at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt center Aaron Gray led all scorers with 15 points and added 12 rebounds as the team improved to 9-0.
The game was all Pitt from the opening, with Antonio Graves hitting a three-pointer to start the action. The Panthers went ahead by 10 less than five minutes in, and Sam Young's dunk at the 9:08 mark of the first half put Pitt ahead 30-10.
By the time the half had ended, the Panthers' lead was 14 points, 42-28.
For Pitt, the game was a total team effort. In the first half, Tyrell Biggs and Levance Fields scored eight points each, while Gray and Mike Cook had seven each. Gray's 15 was a game-high, but Cook had 11 points, Biggs scored 10, and Young finished with 10. In total, the Panthers had 21 assists on 28 baskets, another exercise in team play.
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