- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Last night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh:

KEY NUMBER

52 Consecutive Associated Press Top 25 polls in which the Panthers — currently No. 16 — have been ranked. Pitt is one of only three teams nationwide to finish each of the last three seasons in the top 10.

QUOTABLE

“If everything else fails, follow directions. That’s the what the coaches always tell us, and that’s what we did.”

— Georgetown forward Brandon Bowman

SEEN AND HEARD

Georgetown has changed tipoff times for two February games to accommodate national television on ESPN Classic. Georgetown’s Feb. 2 home game against Seton Hall and Feb. 16 game at Notre Dame have been pushed to 8 p.m. after originally being scheduled for 7:30 p.m. …

New Pitt football coach Dave Wannstedt, who was still sporting a south Florida tan weeks after resigning as the Miami Dolphins coach, attended the game. … The Panthers unveiled their Big East regular-season championship banner before the game. Pitt has been regular-season champion the past three years.

Ken Wright

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