Pitt Comes Back To Turn Away Bearcats

Tray Woodall leads with 14, followed by freshman Steven Adams with 13 and Talib Zanna with 11. It was Zanna's first game in double-figures since January 8.

Cincinnati -- Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent No. 23 Pittsburgh to a 62-52 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday, keeping the momentum going for one of the Big East's hottest teams.

The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) have won seven of their last eight games overall and four of their past five on the road. They beat No. 6 Syracuse 65-55 a week ago, vaulting them into the Top 25.

Woodall hit a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run that put Pitt ahead to stay with 3:21 left. The conference's stingiest defense held Cincinnati (18-6, 6-5) without a field goal over the final 9:21, allowing seven free throws.

Sean Kilpatrick led Cincinnati with 16 points, but had only one free throw in the second half. Kilpatrick came into the game averaging 18.3 points, third-best in the Big East.

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