Leeza Burdgess had 10 points and seven rebounds for Pitt.
Dec. 7, 2011
PITTSBURGH (AP) - No. 19 Georgetown moved past Pittsburgh, 82-54, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
The Hoyas (8-2, 1-0) used aggressive defense to run away from the Panthers (4-5, 0-1) early. Georgetown went on a 19-1 spurt to take a 26-7 lead with 8:38 left in the first half. The Panthers' only point in that span of 8:43 came on Leeza Burdgess' free throw. The Panthers went without a field goal for over 10 minutes in the first period.
Sugar Rodgers finished with 28 points for the Hoyas. Taylor Brown and Tia Magee each added 12 points for the Hoyas, with Magee pulling down seven rebounds.
Pitt shot 6-of-34 in the first half (17.6 percent) and 26.7 percent for the game.
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