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011-10-2007 Pitt 81, Arizona 58
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/10/2007
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University Park , Pa. ?C Arizona could not overcome a slow first half and No. 20 Pittsburgh used its outside shooting and rebounding to power past the Wildcats, 81-58, on Saturday afternoon in the Bryce Jordan Center.? Arizona (0-2) opens the season with two losses for the first time since 1994, as the Panthers improve to 2-0.

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As a team, the Wildcats shot 32.3 percent (21-65) from the field, and hit 12-of-14 free throws.? Pitt posted a 46.4 percent (26-56) mark from floor and outrebounded Arizona 48-28.? UA did collect eight steals off of 24 Pitt turnovers, but committed 24 personal fouls.

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Individually for Arizona, senior Ashley Whisonant finished with a game-high 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half, to go with five rebounds.? Junior Amina Njonkou added 14 points, and sophomore Rheya Neabors tallied eight points.

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Mallorie Winn led Pitt with 17 points and Marcedes Walker added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Arizona opened the game with four early points in the first two minutes, but Pitt went on a 15-0 scoring run from there to lead 15-4 at the 12:23 mark.? The Panthers kept the pressure on the Cats, taking a 26-11 lead on a fast break layup with 7:20 left in the first half.?

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Arizona cut the Pitt lead to 26-15 after a lay in by Whisonant at the 5:16 mark, but the Wildcats went scoreless the rest of the half after that.? Pitt scored 14 unanswered points in the final four minutes to take a commanding 40-15 lead into halftime.

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UA struggled to shoot 25 percent (7-28) from the field in the first, as Pitt posted a 63.6 percent mark (14-22), including a 5-of-10 clip from three point range.? The Panthers also outrebounded the Wildcats 24-8 in the first half.

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Pitt dominated the entire second half, leading by as many as 34 points.? Arizona held Pitt to 35.3 percent (12-34) second half shooting, but the Panthers went 16-of-18 from the free throw line to keep the Wildcats in check down the stretch.

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Arizona will next take on Charlotte tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Wildcats final game in the WBCA/Basketball Travelers Classic.

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