Cook, Panthers down Georgetown
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Mike Cook poured in 18 points to lead the
seventh-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers past the Georgetown Hoyas, 74-69, at
Petersen Events Center.
Aaron Gray and Antonio Graves each chipped in with 11 points for the Panthers
(16-2, 4-0 Big East), who have reeled off six straight wins. Ronald Ramon
added 10 points in the victory.
Jessie Sapp and Jeff Green both had 15 points for the Hoyas (11-5, 1-2), who
have lost two in a row after a seven-game win streak. Patrick Ewing Jr. had 12
points in the loss.
Leading by nine points at halftime, the Panthers opened the second stanza on
an 8-2 run to take a 49-34 lead. Levon Kendall donated five points during the
A tip-in shot by Roy Hibbert pulled Georgetown to within 55-45 with about 12
minutes remaining in the second half.
The Hoyas continued to battle back and a three-pointer by Ewing made it 60-53
with about eight minutes remaining.
Georgetown was unable though to get any closer than five the rest of the
Gray scored the final four points of the first half as Pittsburgh led 41-32 at
halftime. Gray had eight points at the break while Cook had nine for the
Panthers, who shot a sizzling 64 percent in the opening 20 minutes.
Georgetown also shot well in the first half with a 59 percent field goal
percentage. Green led the Hoyas with eight points at the break.
Pitt improved to 11-0 at home this season and is a stellar 75-6 all-time in
the Petersen Events Center, and it has won 34 of its last 37 home tilts
against conference foes…Pitt shot 60 percent from the field for the game
while Georgetown shot 61 percent.