User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Pittsburgh rallies past Villanova, 58-43

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Durand Johnson and Trey Zeigler each scored 13 points points to lead Pittsburgh to a 58-43 win over Villanova on Wednesday night.

Advertisement
The Panthers (14-4, 2-3 Big East) snapped a tie game with a 15-0 run to end the game and they held Villanova without a point for the final 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

The Panthers opened conference play with consecutive losses before a 28-point win at Georgetown. The Panthers lost at home the last time out to Marquette. They didn't play much better against the Wildcats, missing 12 of 15 3-point attempts and shooting 36 percent from the floor.

Against the struggling Wildcats, it was enough. Darrun Hilliard scored all 14 of his points in the first half. The Wildcats (11-6, 2-2) committed 18 turnovers.

With each team unable to score, the game was close, if not ugly. James Bell's steal and bucket - off Pitt's 14th turnover - tied the game at 43-all.

Villanova's tight double team nearly forced turnover No. 15, but Zeigler found Steve Adams alone near the basket for the uncontested dunk. Zeigler followed with a layup to make it a four-point lead, and Villanova called timeout. Patterson, who averaged 9.6 points, banked a runner for his first field goal of the game and an eight-point lead, and the run was on.

The Wildcats would not score again after Bell's bucket.

Ryan Arcidiacono's short jumper gave Villanova a 32-25 lead and got a rise out of the usually staid crowd. The Wildcats, coming off a loss at Syracuse, just never found their shooting touch. They followed an eight-basket first half with only six in the second, hardly a recipe for a win.

Tray Woodall scored eight points for Pitt. In Pitt's last game, Woodall's head smacked into the knee of Marquette's Derrick Wilson while scrambling for a loose ball, and he didn't return.

The Wildcats couldn't shoot or hold onto the ball for most of the first half. At one point, the Wildcats had eight turnovers and only four field goals, one reason Pitt pulled ahead thanks to a 9-0 run.

Hilliard, though, kept them afloat with defensive hustle and sharp shooting beyond the arc. He hit all three of his 3-point attempts and was active on defense. He turned a steal at the top of Pittsburgh's key into a three-point play. On his next steal, he found Arcidiacono in transition for a 3-pointer that put Villanova ahead 23-22 at the break.

This was the final Big East matchup at Villanova between the two intrastate rivals before the Panthers bolt for the ACC next season.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Williams: Hot & Not Report
Edwards: Saturday's Early Tip Sheet
Schwab: Saturday's Late Tip Sheet
Arizona wins 81-75, UCLA posts cover
Arizona State upsets No. 23 USC, 74-67
Dayton fends off Rhode Island, 68-66
Monmouth stuns Rider late in 79-78 win
Texas lurking near top of Big 12
Auburn's Kareem Canty leaves team
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
4-1 L5, 10-1 Run, +3,125 TY
13-3 L16, 25-8 L33, +2,648 TY
7-3 L10, 25-10 Run, 9-1 G-Plays
14-7 L21, 19-8 L27 CBK Picks
16-6 L22 G-Plays, +1,148 Picks TY
5-0 L5, 12-3 L15 Picks, +1,310 TY
12-5 Last 17 Picks, +1,249 Overall
4-2 L6, 8-4 L12 G-Plays
17-3 Guarantees This Year
2-0 Y'day, 5-0 L3 Days
5-2 Record Saturday
9-4 L2 Saturdays, 19-10 L29 Run
4-1 Picks Yesterday
15-6 Last 21 CBK G-Plays
3-1 Saturday, 6-2 L8 G-Plays
9-3 L12 Guaranteed Plays
3-1 Last Night, 4-1 Last Sat.
10-2 L12 Guaranteed Plays
6-1 L7 G-Plays, 8-4 L12 Picks
11-4 Record Yesterday
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - Chip Chirimbes
2015 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 3220
Joe Nelson + 2748
Greg Smith + 1410
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 875
Chip Chirimbes + 852
Dave Cokin + 725
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Joe Nelson 63 %
Chip Chirimbes 62 %
The SportsBoss 59 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jim Feist + 1273
Antony Dinero + 1098
Bruce Marshall + 1050
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1055
The Gold Sheet + 1002
James Manos + 508
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 1221
Chip Chirimbes + 1116
Doc's Sports + 555
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership