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Pittsburgh Drops Georgetown, 70-54

John E. DeFreitas | 1/8/2009, 9:27 a.m.

In a rematch of the last two Big East tournament championship games, Pittsburgh (14-0, 2-0 Big East) broke open a close contest with a 17-4 run midway through the second half.
€Each and every game we figure out something to grow from, but in many ways you do throw it away because that's the type of game that sits in your stomach. That's the nature of this league. You have to bounce back. You're going to have to figure out what to take from it and immediately focus on what's ahead of you,€ said Hoyas Coach John Thompson III.
    €As everyone knows, we have great respect for the Georgetown program. Coach Thompson and I are great friends, so anytime you can get a win against them you know it's a well earned victory. What I told the guys after the game was I was so impressed with our preparation,€ said Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon.€ Photo By John E. DeFreitas - WI Sports Photo Editor

    €We joked the last couple days that I was going to be well-rested, because I only played eight minutes in the Rutgers game,€ said Pittsburgh€s DeJuan Blair who scored 20 points and had 17 rebounds. Photo By John E. DeFreitas - WI Sports Photo Editor