The Pittsburgh Panthers are looking to bounce back from their loss to South Florida with a Sunday matinee win in New Jersey over Seton Hall. The PIrates are currently a game ahead of Pitt in the Big East standings, and another loss for the Panthers could all but eliminate their hopes of putting themselves on the bubble.
The Panthers went on a 9-0 run at the under eight minute timeout to get back in it and cut the lead down from double digits. While Ashton Gibbs has yet to connect from outside, he and Lamar Patterson each have nine points. But once again, the return of Travon Woodall has made all the difference for the Panthers. Woodall has been able to penetrate and get into the lane consistently, and then hit a big three to cut the Seton Hall lead to two and finish the half on a 16-6 run. The Panther point guard also finished with nine.
Western Pennsylvania native Herb Pope leads Seton Hall with nine points, and has made his presence felt on the inside, mixing it up with Pitt big man Talib Zanna at one point. Pittsburgh will look to carry over the momentum from the final eight minutes and pull out much-needed road win in the conference.
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