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January 13, 2007
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Mike Cook had 18 points and No. 7 Pittsburgh won its sixth in a row, 74-69 over Georgetown on Saturday night.
The Panthers (16-2, 4-0) are the lone remaining unbeaten team in Big East play and have sole possession of first place in the conference.
The teams combined to shoot 60 percent from the field -- 60.9 percent for Georgetown and 59.6 percent for Pitt.
The Panthers, as they have for most of the season, displayed a balanced offensive attack. Pittsburgh has nine players that average at least 12 1/2 minutes per game and has had five different scoring leaders this season.
Pittsburgh tallied an assist on 22 of its 28 field goals.
Georgetown hit seven of its first eight shots in the contest, and the Hoyas had an 18-17 lead before Pitt went on a 20-8 run midway through the first half to take to take 37-26 lead.
Georgetown never led again. The Panthers led by nine at halftime but opened up the second half on a 8-2 run and the Hoyas only got as close as five with a Sapp 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Panthers outrebounded the Hoyas 23-18. Georgetown is 11-1 when it holds an edge in rebounding, 0-4 when it does not.
Georgetown came into the game averaging 33.1 rebounds and had collected at least 24 in every game.
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